If you are looking to host a superhero party for your child, or simply play some games with your superhero centric child, here are a few games that are quick and easy to set up/implement.
Memory Cards: Matching Game
First, you can always play memory cards with your child! To maximize your time and engross your child as much as possible with this game, you can test their knowledge on each superhero before you play the memory card game. There are two ways to do this:
- You can either show the child the card then ask them to tell you as much as possible about the hero (or villain), i.e. their powers, their enemies, their weaknesses
- You can describe the character yourself and see if your child can guess them
After you go through all the cards you can then place them all face down, mix them up, and each child takes a turn flipping over two and trying to make a match, so make sure you print two of each card!
Here’s a link to a bunch of pictures you can print for the two major superhero companies”
- DC: e.g. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman here.
Here’s a more comprehensive list (with some better pictures).
- MARVEL: e.g. Iron Man, Hulk and Spider-Man here.
This game requires a pack of balloons (the longer the better). Different colours can represent different villains, e.g.
- Green = Joker, Green Goblin, Mysterio
- Blue = Darkseid, Venom
- Purple = Thanos
- Red = Red Skull, Magneto
- Yellow = Loki
The game involves releasing the balloon and getting the children to catch the villain before it hits the ground. These balloons + a pump = most fun and efficient way of playing the game.
Spidey Says [no equipment required]
Just like Simon Says, except you ask the children to do superhero poses/moves, e.g.
- Smash like Hulk
- Run like The Flash
- Drive the Batmobile like Batman
- Fly like Superman
- Shoot webs like Spiderman
- Fire arrow like Green Arrow/Hawkeye
- Stop bullets like wonder woman or spin your lasso like Wonder Woman
- Throw shield like Captain America
- Shoot laser beams like Iron Man
This game will get children very active! Create an obstacle course with each station designed to test a child’s super powers. E.g.:
- Strength: Lift a heavy object or throw an object/ball as far as they can
- Accuracy: Throw an object into a specific goal (i.e. a bin, basket, hula hoop)
- Speed: Sack race or running in between cones
- Jumping: Get them to jump over a limbo stick or over something relatively high but not high enough for the child to trip and get hurt
- Flexibility: Go under a limbo stick