I have a special storytime I am doing for our library system’s MoComCon event. MoComCon is a library comic convention and this year we are going virtual–MoComCONline! <Cute right?! For this storytime, I am doing all things superheroes.
Here is what I have planned:
Say HELLO Superheroes
This is an original by yours truly. I wanted a fun opening and closing, so I made one up!
Say HELLO superheroes brave and true. The world needs saving, the world needs you! Buckle your belt, fasten your cape. We cannot let those bad guys escape!
Stretch out those arms, first this way, then that. A quick little toe touch, now arch back like a cat. Another stretch high and now one way down low. We’re ready to fight crime, let’s go go go!
You are ready now to fly up, up and away! Get ready, get set? Let’s all save the day!
ASL – Smart, Fly, Brave
I always incorporate some American Sign Language into my storytimes. This week, I went with superhero attributes.
Book – Supertruck by Stephen Savage
This is a fun story about a garbage truck by day, superhero truck by night!
Finger Play – Superhero Turn Around
A simple movement rhyme I found years ago for a superhero storytime and I can’t remember where I got it from.
Superhero, superhero turn around Superhero, superhero touch the ground. Superhero, superhero put on your suit Superhero, superhero put on your boots. Superhero, superhero jump up high Superhero, superhero fly, fly, fly!
Book – Even Superheroes Have Bad Days by Shelly Becker
This one is generally a little long, but like the lessons in it. I may cut a few pages from it as I am reading if it feels too long.
Folder Story – My Many Colored Capes
Check out my post for more information on this one. It is such a great rhyme and super fun to do as a folder story. I also find folder stories adapt well to a virtual environment.
My cape of bravery Goes over my head It makes me feel bold And its color is __________ (red) Up, Up and AWAY!
My cape of honesty Makes villains speak true And chases out lies Its color is ___________(blue) Up, Up and AWAY!
My cape of fairness Conquers those who are mean It makes me feel strong And its color is _________ (green) Up, Up and AWAY!
My cape of calmness Makes me feel mellow It quiets the world And its color is ____________(yellow) Up, Up and AWAY!
My cape of wisdom Helps me to think And solve tricky problems Its color is __________(pink) Up, Up and AWAY!
My favorite cape Gives me a nice glow Its all these great colors—In a RAINBOW!!!
Finger Play – Five Brave Superheroes
A nice finger play with a counting element.
Five brave superheroes (hold up five fingers) Ready to save the day. (hands on hips in ‘superhero stance’) One flies off to chase a villain, (“fly” one finger behind back) Up, up and away! (stretch arms up into the air, i.e. ‘flying pose’)
Count down from 4, 3, 2…
One brave superhero Ready to save the day. She flies off to chase a villain Up, up and away! Hooray for superheroes! Hooray! (clap hands, shout hooray!)
Book – Superhero Mom by Timothy Knapman Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. This one has nice big pictures and all the moms out there will enjoy it.
Action Rhyme – Have you ever seen a hero
This can be a lap rhyme with swaying back and forth or the kids can pretend to fly. I don’t know that I’d do the additional verses. I may just do the original twice.
Have you ever seen a hero, a hero, a hero, Have you ever seen a hero, flying through the sky? Fly this way and that way, and that way and this way Have you ever seen a hero flying through the sky?
Verses: Putting on their cape, hopping on one foot, saving the day, twirling around
Say GOODBYE Superheroes
The goodbye to my hello
Say GOODBYE superheroes, the day is through. You’ve worked really hard, you’ve chased every clue. Every dragon’s been slain, every bad guy subdued. The city is safe, thanks to your fortitude.
So roll your head round and shrug your shoulders, You lifted, you pushed, you lugged heavy boulders. With a yawn and a sigh and a shake of the head, Even superheroes need to rest in their bed.
Tomorrow’s a new day, there’s nothing to fear. Goodbye superheroes. 1…2…3… CHEER!
How’d it go:
This was a really fun storytime! The kids especially liked it when I put them on spotlight, so they could show off their superhero moves. Man, do I love MoComCon season!
That’s all for now!