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Creativity Challenge: Create a Superhero

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Welcome back to Summer Wonder at Home Creativity Challenges! We hope you've been having fun building, creating, designing and discovering with your family. Our last challenge of the summer is creating your own superhero!

Most superheroes have an awesome power that allows them to save, protect and help people. Have you ever thought of yourself as a superhero? You are! You can be your own hero and we're going to help you discover your superpower. It's all about how you learn and discover the world around you.

Everyone has their own special learning style. There are seven different styles, helping you to learn something new everyday:

  • Visual: when you prefer to learn using pictures and images
  • Musical: when you prefer to learn through sound and music
  • Verbal: means you prefer using words through talking or writing
  • Physical or kinesthetic: means you prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch
  • Logical or mathematical: when you learn well with numbers and puzzles
  • Social: means you prefer to learn in groups or with other people
  • Solitary: when you prefer to work and study alone

And best of all, you don't have one single learning style superpower. You could have two or three!

Let's create a superhero based on your learning style. Think about how you learn and imagine a scenario where it could be used as a superpower. If your learning style is logical or mathematical, maybe your superhero is very good at solving problems and puzzles. Or if you are musical, your character can remember a lot of information by singing.

Talk with your family about your special learning superpower. How can you can nurture this talent to help you keep learning? As you are creating your superhero, think about these questions:

  • Which of the seven learning superpowers do you have?
  • What would your superhero look like? How would they use their powers to help other people?
  • How can your learning style superpowers help you when you go back to school?
  • Where else can you use your powers? What about helping animals or the environment?

Sometimes it's easy to be hard on ourselves when we are learning something new. You might feel sad or frustrated when you don't understand something. That's when you can tap into your learning superpower! As you get ready to head back to school, you can go forward knowing that over the summer you found your superpower.

Remember that your power will always be with you, reminding you how strong, smart, special and AMAZING you are! Check out these books about unique learning styles.


Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts



El Deafo by Cece Bell
El Deafo by Cece Bell

 

Superbrain: The Insider's Guide to Getting Smart by Toronto Public Library and Dave Whammond
Superbrain: The Insider's Guide to Getting Smart by Toronto Public Library and Dave Whammond


Superhero Playbook: Lessons in Life from Your Favourite Superheroes by Randall Lotowycz and Tim Palin
Superhero Playbook: Lessons in Life from Your Favourite Superheroes by Randall Lotowycz and Tim Palin 


You're Smarter Than You Think: A Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences by Thomas Armstrong
You're Smarter Than You Think: A Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences by Thomas Armstrong

 

Try all the other Creativity Challenges!
Design a Dinosaur
Every Bird Needs a Nest
Create a Time Machine
Dream Library
Graffiti Prints
Animal Sun Print
Build a Monument
I Remember!
Build a Fort