This superhero writing activity is a free therapy slide deck that can be used in telehealth sessions or face to face occupational therapy interventions. Get ready for superhero handwriting fun, because those pencils are about to be superheroes! Your kiddos will love these superhero writing prompts, superhero drawing prompts that make handwriting practice fun!
This is another one of the many free therapy slides available here on the site.
The cool thing about this free therapy slide deck is that it includes a superhero craft to get those hands warmed up for writing practice. Kids can make the pencil superhero craft and then use their pencil superhero to write with for the writing portion of this therapy activity.
The slide deck includes superhero words that children can copy. I’ve included many different words that are scattered all over the slide. When users visually scan for the superhero images, they are working on a few different visual perceptual skills:
- Visual memory
- Visual attention
- Visual scanning
- Visual discrimination
All of these skills are used when copying words or math problems from a distance like when students copy math problems or a homework list from a smart board in the classroom. They need to visually shift from near to far and find their place in order to copy the information without missing letters or other information.
Superhero Writing Prompts
Also included in this slide deck are several superhero writing prompts. Users can use the slides as a starting point for handwriting tasks that are longer in nature. Then, work on areas such as spatial awareness between letters and words, line use, margin use, letter formation, and overall writing legibility. You can help children to check over their written work using this handwriting self-assessment list to build carryover of writing skills.
Draw a Superhero
Finally, in the superhero writing slide activities are several slides that invite kids to draw a superhero. The superhero drawing prompts include various pencil line forms that are easy and more complex to meet a variety of needs.
When drawing and copying from a form, kids work on visual motor skills that are needed for letter formation, eye-hand coordination, spatial awareness, and pencil control. Plus drawing a superhero is fun!
Add these other superhero activities for more skill-building:
- Superhero Clothes Pin Craft– builds hand strength and endurance!
- Superhero Heavy Work Cards– part of a set of 11 different themes.
- City Play Dough Mat (Free play mat)- perfect for saving by your favorite superhero!
Free Superhero Writing Activity
Want to add this free therapy slide deck to your therapy toolbox? Enter your email address into the form below and a PDF will be delivered to you. Use that to access the Google slide deck for therapy sessions. Have fun writing about superheroes!
NOTE- You many need to use a personal email address in this form due to increased difficulties with sending deliverables to school district emails, organizations, and those with high security networks.
Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.