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Welcome to #CampWarnerBros – Week #1 – Super Hero Week!

 

School’s Out! It’s summer time! It’s the time of year that most children look forward to. They can sleep in late, hang out with their friends and go on fun adventures with their families. Another thing that kids look forward to is summer camp. Sadly, due to the current state of affairs, summer camp might not be an option for many kids this year.

Just because your child can’t attend summer camp this year, doesn’t mean they can’t have a fun time this summer. You can have your own camp, right in the comfort of your own home.

Warner Bros. wants to help make your child’s summer experience super fun, whether they attend camp or not, with their first ever Camp Warner Bros.

I was lucky to be chosen as a Camp Warner Bros. Camp Director. Each week, for the next several weeks, I will share with your some fun summer camp ideas, crafts, games, movies and more, compliments of Camp Warner Bros.

This is the first week of Camp Warner Bros. The theme for the week is Super Heroes.

What kid doesn’t love super heroes? Even girls like super heroes, or at least in my experience they do.

Growing up I LOVED Wonder Woman (Linda Carter… yeah… I’m giving away my age). I thought she was the coolest person on the planet. I wanted a golden lasso and an invincible jet plane.

Whenever me and my friends played super heroes, I was always Wonder Woman. It didn’t matter that I looked nothing like her. In my mind I did.

I work with children, and I know how much they love super heroes. So much so that they like pretending they are their favorite super hero and acting out action scenes. Even my 6th graders last school year pretended to be super heroes and have “battles” with their super hero nemesis.

I have a special video for all Camp Warner Bros. campers (you and your child!), from Batman himself. I hope you will check it out with your child. Batman has some fun games he wants to play with your child and other Camp Warner Bros. campers.

 

What did you think if Batman’s fun activities? How did you do with the memory game? I did really good (I got them all correct!).

I’m sure now that your child has watched Batman’s special video for all Camp Warner Bros. campers, he or she is probably looking forward to some fun pretending to be their favorite super hero. Or, he/she might want to create their very own super hero.

One thing we’ve done with the kids I work with is provide them with scrap pieces of material, old clothing, craft glue, embellishments and cardboard and let them creature their own super hero costume. Not only is this a creative activity to help pass the time away, it’s also a great way for your child to utilize their creativity and imagination. Plus what ever they create they can wear and play with all summer long.

Here are a few examples the kids I worked with made.

Old clothes and wings made out of cardboard make for a fun costume.

Old pajamas and a super hero mask make great costumes too.

Tie Dye pants, fabric painted shirt and a mask made out of foam board.

The above photo is an actual costume. If your child has a super hero costume, they can always use that to play around in as well.

You can also check out Pinterst for more fun ideas to create your own super hero costume.

Go ahead. Gather up all your old clothes, scrap pieces of material, tie dye kits, cardboard an anything else you can think of and let’s see how creative you and your child can be. I would LOVE to see your photos. Feel free to share them at Kimberly “at” SheScribes “dot” com (replace “at” with a @, and “dot” with a .). I would love to add some reader’s photos to this post. I would love to see what kind of awesome super hero costumes you can make.

Speaking of super heroes, after your child has finished with their one of of kind super hero costume, why not wear it while watching a move about super heroes? A great choice would be LEGO DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters.

As a camp director, I was given the opportunity to see the movie for myself.

I love the LEGO movies. Not only are they a lot of fun to watch, I think it’s really creative how the film makers made everything in the film look like it was made out of LEGO bricks. LEGO movies are also really funny, and this film is no exception.

This is the first time that the Justice League gets to meet Shazam!

Unbeknownst to the Justice League (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman…), Shazam! is really a 10 year old orphan boy named Billy Batson.

Billy has always wanted to be a super hero. He’s always admired them, even when he was younger.

Thanks to the help of a wizard, Billy can transform himself into Shazam! simply by shouting out his super hero name (Shazam!).

The Justice League is quick to ask Shazam! to join them after he helps them fight off Mr. Mind’s minions. Soon they find that Mr. Mind is not the only bad guy in town, and they need Shazam! now more than ever. The only problem is, Billy is afraid that if they learn he’s only a boy, that they won’t want anything to do with him.

It soon becomes apparent tot he Justice League that age is only a number, and even the youngest person can be the mightiest of heroes.

I loved this film. I thought it was a lot of fun. It’s just as good as the other LEGO films that were released in theaters.

I really liked the new characters (monsters), especially the batman monster (not to be confused with the real Batman).

Seeing your favorite super heroes as children is funny too. They bicker and act just like kids would do. They also have to get creative with their super hero vehicles since they are turned into pint sized versions of their adults selves.

I liked the ending of the film too. I honestly didn’t see it coming. Let’s just say that it’s a VERY happy ending for Billy Batson.

Check out the film’s trailer.

 

This is a great film for super hero wannabes, fans of DC comics, and fans of LEGO movies. I was pleasantly surprised.

I hope that you’ll check out my site next week for week #2 of Camp WB Bros., where I’ll have more fun ideas you can do with your camper this summer.

You can see what other Camp Warner Bros. Directors are doing by checking out the hashtag #CampWarnerBros on social media.

Kimberly

*I received a free digital download in order to do this review, as well as free goodies in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.