Updated: Apr 7, 2020
Create a mask that represents your superhero self and wear it to play around your home!
What you’ll need: Mask template (see below), coloured pens or pencils, scissors, and string
What’s it for?
This activity will help you think about your super powers! Making and wearing masks can often reveal interesting aspects of our personalities and how we relate to others.
Notice how you’re feeling right now. Close your eyes and notice what’s going on inside your mind and body.
How are you feeling?
What are you thinking?
How does your body feel?
Cut out the mask template. Don’t worry if you can’t print it out, you can draw one on a blank piece of paper and then cut it out.
Spend a moment thinking about what kind of superpowers you would like.
Think about how you can represent these on the mask? What colours will you choose? Will there be any special symbols?
Design and colour in the mask.
When you’ve finished, very carefully puncture two holes at the side of the mask and thread through some string. Ask someone to help you tie it on with a bow at the back.
How would your superhero act? Wearing your mask, pretend to be your superhero.
Extra Activity: Think of a name for your superhero. If you’ve done this activity with others, role-play your superheroes together. Do they get on? Compare your powers!
When you’ve finished, spend a moment reflecting on the activity and ask yourself the following questions:
Did you learn anything new about yourself while you did this activity?
How did it feel to wear the mask? Does it make you feel different? If so, how?
Does the superpower you chose represent something about your personality?
If more than one of you made a mask, what was it like playing together with the masks?
Sometimes wearing a mask can teach us important things about our real selves. If we behave very differently when wearing the mask, perhaps it shows us a hidden part of our personality!
Take a moment to notice how you are feeling at the end of this activity. Did you discover anything surprising? What can you take away to make you feel better about yourself from this activity?
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Created by Ian Grundy © March 2020
Creative Arts Used: Art, Drama
Psychological Areas Explored: Emotional Wellbeing, Self-Esteem, Self-Exploration
These activities could be done by children of all ages, but some may need the support of their parent or carer to read the instructions or complete the activity safely.
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