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We’re developing workshops to help kids learn how they can be heroic. Once we get these perfected, our plan is to work with schools in WEEROES communities and create a wave of young Heroes to save the World.
In the meanwhile, find below fun activities we create so that you can interact with kids on “What it means to be a Hero”.
Here are some fun materials and activities to do with your children around Heroes.
In our Landing events, we did a fun crafts project around the theme “Heroes” and while they are in the mindspace of Heroes, ask them questions like:
“Who is your hero?”
Don’t be surprised if they answer “my parents”. Parents are typically the biggest reference to children. This places a great responsibility on parents to lead by example. What does your child do that reminds you of…you? Do you need to change any behaviours in front of them? Read more in the “Our thoughts”
“Why are they your hero?” or “What makes someone a Hero?”
Children typically understand what you mean, let them think of examples and help them understand a Hero is not just someone that flys or is strong, it’s someone that helps others, that doesn’t stand by in face of harm.
What powers would you need to help someone?
Humans standard reaction, even to someone in need of help or being harmed, is to do nothing. To “stay out of it”. So don’t be surprised if an inoccent child says “nothing”. Being a bystander is understandable as part of our survival mechanism.
In order to change, a person needs to recognise how they are and then understand we can act differently.
If they say “nothing”, ask why. See where their thoughts go.
If they say “I’d do something”, ask what.
If you saw a child being bad to another child, what could you do?
This is about helping them think what their options are BEFORE a situation happens.
Yes, they can intervene, but they can also call for help. Mention that even the strongest heroes sometimes need help from friends and work in teams.
The younger your child, the longer you should stay in silence and let them think about the questions.
Be prepared for wondrous answers! Children are full of creativity and imagination! Anything is possible…
Content and articles on how to inspire kids around Heroes
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