Then followed up with Joanne Ryder's book EarthDance and encouraged kids to get up and move with the book as well.
Shared her book Superheroes are Everywhere which shows how our own family and friends can be superheroes...and we can be too! We read the "superhero Pledge" together. Asked them about superheroes in their own lives.
Booktalked and shared selections from Barack Obama's inspirational Of Thee I Sing.
Opened by having each attendee introduce her American Girl doll(s), then had a discussion of characteristics of "superheroes." After "able to fly" came up, said that while real people can't fly by themselves, they can become pilots and I was going to share a story about a real person named Bessie Coleman who, despite people saying she couldn't learn to fly an airplane because she was Black and a woman, went on to become a famous aviatrix.
Read: Nobody Owns the Sky by Reese Lindbergh (daughter of Charles Lindbergh)
Make and fly our own paper airplanes – “classic” plus unusual “Flying Saucer” “Spirit of Alabama” (instructions: http://carolsimonlevin.blogspot.com/2013/11/incredible-adventures-flight-school.html)