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 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. 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.
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
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
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
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