Monday, November 15, 2010

Spiderman Unit

For a lighter week of school Treyton and I decided to do a unit on Spiderman and Superheroes. We spent a week doing it, below is my lesson plan, lapbook pieces and a lot of the resources we used.

IMG_0035image Superheroes:

What makes a superhero? Are superheroes real? What about heroes? Who are some of your real life heroes? Why are they your heroes? What quality do you see that all your heroes have?

Superheroes are normal people, that somehow change to become “super”, gaining some type of special power.

Comic Books:

Marvel: Spiderman On-line Comic Books

Comic Book Primer: Roles Needed to Write a Comic Book


“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”  An important lesson Spiderman learned from his uncle that he chooses to live by.

Bitten by a radioactive spider, high school student Peter Parker gained the speed, strength and powers of a spider. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter hoped to start a career using his new abilities. Taught that with great power comes great responsibility, Spidey has vowed to use his powers to help people.

~Marvel Bio of Spiderman~

Spiderman Original Cartoon Theme Song on You Tube

Watch Spiderman’s Journey (of how he became spiderman) from clips from the Motion Picture

Spiderman Game: Try to capture a picture of Spider man and/or the villains for the local newspaper. (This game is a little tough for Treyton, but I had fun :))

Learn More about Spiderman on Wikipedia

I got this video from the library and Treyton LOVED it. He wanted to watch it every day.


~ Heroes are brave and strong. They care about others more than themselves, willing to risk their lives to save others. They keep going and trying even when it isn’t easy, and they feel defeated. This isn’t easy to do, but with God we can be brave, strong and selfless too.

Pick one of the following verses (or one of your own choosing) for this weeks memory verse.

Philippians 4:13 "I can do everything through him who gives me strength." (explain this verse doesn’t mean physically, but spiritually)

Ephesians 6:10 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power"

James 1:12 "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.""

~ God has given all of us a special and unique set of gifts and talents. We can use our gifts for our own good or for the glory of God.

What are some of the special gifts God has given you? How can use them to glorify God?


Explore any historical figures that may come up during your hero discussion.

Imagination & Fine Arts

Create your Own Superhero

DLTK Spiderman Craft

DLTK Spiderman Posters & Coloring Pages

Create your Own Comic Strips 

Comic Strip Planning Sheet (to use before you create your comic strip)

Before you make your own comic strip, you should first think of the story, then begin to illustrate it. Finally color in and add the necessary detail.


Peter Parker a.k.a Spiderman is from Queens, New York. Locate New York on a map and label it.


Peter Parker takes pictures for the newspaper of Spiderman. Let your child experiment with a camera taking pictures of different types of things. Discuss the activity.

What are some of your favorite things to take pictures of? What was the easiest thing to take pictures of? What was the hardest?








Lapbook Pictures (we actually used a blank spiral bound book for this unit because this is a book that Treyton wanted to keep in his room in his special drawer – for Treyton this was a superhero Scrapbook)

The Cover: IMG_0042 Treyton colored a Marvel see-through coloring page that he just loves – we also added Spiderman’s Moto “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” and clip art of Spiderman (our favorite superhero) IMG_0034 

These are the pieces that I made (you can download them here) IMG_0035

Where Spiderman lives, a flap of Spiderman’s partners and the Bible Verses I selected about “What the Bible Says”  IMG_0036

Here is a picture of Treyton’s Superhero that he designed himself. And of the superhero paper dolls he made. Each superhero was colored by Treyton and then laminated and cut out. We made a little folder pocket to keep them in.


The last several pages are of things that Treyton had in his “special drawer” in his room that he liked to keep because it had spiderman on it (cards, pictures, magazine clippings, pictures of when he met spiderman and when spiderman came to his birthday party)




 Extra Links

Spiderman Lapbook 

Spiderman Coloring Pages

Homeschool Creations 5K Link Up


Monica said...

Super lapbook. I love lapbooks. They take time but they are a great book in the end.

Kim said...

This looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

Ticia said...

This gets me thinking......