Project 1: Father’s Day Superheroes
Comics, sports magazines, superhero picture or poster, glue-stick, scissors, photo of their father.
Cut out from a comic, magazine or picture, the body of a superhero, like Superman or Batman. If the student’s father likes sports, try to find a picture of their favorite player such as Abby Wombach for soccer or Steve Nash for basketball.
Cut out the face of the father, grandfather, special uncle or guardian to glue over top of the face of the superhero. Mount the picture on a large piece of paper using glue.
Student should write “My Hero" above the picture. If the students are younger, they could fill in a sentence such as, “My dad is a superhero because_________________." Students in older grades could write, "Dad, to me you are more than an all star, you are my superstar."
Hints and Tips:
Try to find a picture of the dad’s face that is the same size as the picture cut out. Teachers can photocopy and enlarge the picture from a photo. Students in older grades could mail in digital photos to be edited using a photo editing program. Color printers could also enhance the photo.
Try to use a side view of the superhero if the picture is a side view. If the hero is front view, the photo should be front view.
If the picture of the father is larger than the superhero, attach the picture to a spring from a pen or an accordion folded paper and have the head bob back and forth from the body.