I think the superheroes theme was a great way to connect with the St. Mary's students on a new and more imaginative way. Their eyes lit up when they saw some of the costumes we had on and they were eager to participate in the activities we had in store for them. I think dressing up and relating to their animated personalities was a great way to engage them in the activities and holding their attention for longer. My lab group had the Pre K students playing the Zanny Zoo Game and we incorporated the superhero theme into the task by telling them that we were running a top secret superhero training camp and this activity would transform them into the best superheroes in the world! And overall I think the activity went pretty well, the students stayed on task for the most part and only a select few stopped playing after a little while.
I think it's going to be hard to beat the level of excitement the kids were at from the superhero theme, but the Halloween theme is next so we can try our best!