Preschool Storytime: Superheroes

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This 30-minute storytime was designed for a ages 3-5 years. You can hear all of the songs and rhymes by clicking on the Watch Here links. For more Superhero storytime ideas, check out our Pinterest board!

Books I Shared:

The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee BoyPrincess Super KittyGo Away, Big Green Monster!Baron Von Baddie and the Ice Ray Incident

The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy by David Soman and Jacky Davis
Princess Super Kitty by Antoinette Portis
Felt Story: Go Away Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
Baron Von Baddie and the Ice Ray Incident by George McClements

I was really conscious of making sure there was an even amount of boy vs. girl superheroes, or gender neutral pronouns used throughout today’s storytime. I wanted to read Soman and Davis’s other book, Ladybug Girl, but it was checked out. The kids loved the stories, and Baron Von Baddie was a great choice for discussing motives and words like villain, enemy, and nemesis.ย  When we did the felt story we talked about how you have to have courage and a brave spirit when you face monsters. I also like to pitch it to parents as a way to teach their kids to deconstruct their fears.

Rhymes and Songs:

1. Welcome and Goodbye Song: Hello Friends with Sign Language

Hello, friends. (x3)
It’s time to say hello.

Goodbye, friends (x3)
It’s time to say goodbye.

ย Watch Here!

2. Action Song: Superhero, Superhero Turn Around

Superhero, superhero turn around
Superhero, superhero touch the ground
Superhero, superhero put on your suit
Superhero, Superhero put on your boots.

Verses: jump up high, fly, fly, fly

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3. Action Song: Did You Ever See a Superhero?

Did you ever see a hero, a hero, a hero,
Did you ever see a hero, flying through the sky?
Fly this way and that way, and that way and this way
Did you ever see a hero flying through the sky?

Verses: Putting on their cape, hopping on one foot, saving the day, twirling around

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4. Counting Rhyme: Five Superheroes
5 superheroes ready to fly
Here comes the villain, Stop that guy!
This superhero can save the day.
Off he flies – up, up, and away!

Count down from 4, 3, 2, 1, 0

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5. Song: I’m A Superhero
(Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a superhero with my star
I help people near and far
If you have a problem, call on me
I will be there 1, 2, 3

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26 thoughts on “Preschool Storytime: Superheroes

    1. Hi Christine,
      You may absolutely use any of the rhymes and songs we post in your class! Most of the songs are in the public domain or have been passed on to us by other librarians. So the more sharing the better!

      -Lindsey and Dana

  1. These songs are great, I can’t wait to use them next week with my preschoolers! Thank you for posting them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Great website! I am a music therapist and help my daughter-in-law with songs for her Library Pre-k story hour. The counting rhyme “Five Superheros” works well to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”. Just shout out the “stop that guy” and “Up up and away”. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh, I never would have thought of that! Thanks for sharing – I love having ideas for how to share a rhyme in different ways.

  3. Hello ladies
    Could I pick your brains please.
    Do you know of a book(s) with a superhero theme about keeping clean and having healthy practices. (having a bath, washing your face/hair, brushing your teeth etc)
    I am looking for some titles for my class of bilingual French English kids of 5 year olds
    Thank you very much for your time.

    1. Hi Zoe, that’s a toughie! I can’t think of any titles off the top of my head. I also checked our Superhero Storytime Pinterest board and didn’t see any books there that fit the bill. Are you part of the Storytime Underground Facebook group? You could pose this question on there and thousands of librarians will see it and respond.

  4. hello, my name is Maria and I work for a community based organization. We are hosting a “Read to your child” event in April and we decided to make it a Superhero theme, is there any superhero books or sing alongs you can think of that’ll encourage children to read or realize the importance of reading? Thank you for your help.

  5. Excellent resource and I greatly appreciate all the ways you share your great ideas. I’m doing a Sunday School Super Hero curriculum for kids ages K – 5th grade and you have inspired me. Thank you.

  6. OK. I work on the bookmobile and I think in December we will try Superheros. Thanks for all the ideas. Two of the books you suggest we don’t have in our library system, which surprises me, and we did Big Green Monster last month, but if anyone has good superheros book ideas, pass them along.

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