Summer reading is either right around the corner or already started and programs have been set for ages! (Thank you and start passing our the daiquiris!)
However, there’s always a chance that something goes wrong- a performer fails to show up, or someone calls in sick and you can’t find their materials, or you just need something to fill in because admin has decided you need an extra program. For those just-in-case days, I’ve pulled together some of my favorite program ideas from around the web for the CSRP theme, Every Hero Has a Story.
Over on What Do We Do All Day, they share some really easy ideas (and links) for superhero science experiments, such as creating an anemometer for Wonder Woman to fly the air currents, and making magnetic slime for Iron Man. Pull enough of these together and you can have a Superhero Science Fair, with stations around the programming room.
On Oh! Rubbish!, they have a wonderful tutorial on how to upcycle plastic bottles and comic book strips into bangles, which turn out really awesome.
Need ideas for a superhero training academy? Take ideas from this birthday printable I found on Pinterest, and run with it.
Panicking about capes, for yourself, for your staff, or for a craft? Take a cue from Curious Little Kid and do the no-sew t-shirt method!
Need a few self-directed program crafts? On Love City Blog they have a DIY on Super Hero Finger Puppets that uses a hot glue gun; if you don’t trust your teens with one, I’ve done them with tacky glue and it’s worked just as well. And over on Activity Mom there are patterns for Superhero and Princess pony bead bracelets.
And no matter if you’re looking for pony beads or fuse bead patterns, if you can’t find it on Kandi Patterns, it’s probably not to be found. Best of all, Kandi Patterns has tutorials for pony bead cuffs and fuse bead FAQs as well.
What are your staple go-tos? Share in the comments!