Okay I know I am constantly telling you that an activity is my favorite, BUT I have to add another one to the list.
These superhero capes were SOOOO easy to make AND both of my kids were involved, which makes it ten times better. They both did the activity and they both wore their capes the rest of the afternoon. I got to do my shopping with two superheroes!
This activity will work on visual art, fine motor skills, and help your Lil’ engage in dramatic play.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Drama

  • Engage in pretend play
  • Utilize familiar props for their intended purpose (use a phone to call someone) and invent new purposes for them

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify basic colors

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Drama

  • Engage in pretend play to represent known and make believe situations
  • Utilize familiar props for their intended purpose (use a phone to call someone) and invent new purposes for them
  • Coordinate the dramatization of a play with props and roles

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify basic colors and understand that you can combine colors to make new colors

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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*Old T-Shirt

*Stickers

*Scissors

*Velcro Dots

Step #1

On the back of an old t-shirt your Lil’ is out-growing, draw diagonal lines from the seam of the neck to the bottom of the shirt. Repeat this on both sides of the shirt.

*Be sure to keep the neck hole in tact

Step #2
Cut the the lines you drew.
Step #3
On the front of the shirt, cut around the front of the shirt to remove excess material.

You should now have a cape in the back attached to the neck hole.

Step #4
In the front, cut the neck hole in half and attach velcro dots to each end so that you can easily take the cape on and off.
Step #5
Invite your Lil’ to decorate the cape using stickers or any other materials you have on hand.
Step #6
Put the cape on your Lil’ and let the dramatic play begin.

Teacher Tip

Shortly after Rea turned 3, her pretend play brain took off! I love it, and I LOVE that this activity encourages her to engage in pretend play and turn into SUPER Rea!

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