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Super Hero for a Day

One of the things I’ve struggled with as a parent is balancing the amount of technology in my son’s life. I am continually trying to come up with new and fun ways to play without electronics. That’s why I was excited to plan a day of imaginative play with Andrew, as part of a sponsored post about kids dress up for Costume Express and Collective Bias.

Earlier this week, The Nerd and I had the following conversation while Andrew sat in the floor, playing games on my phone:

  • Him: So when do you think we should get Andrew an iPod Touch?
  • Me: Are you serious? 
  • Him: Well, it’d be easier than fighting him for your phone.

That’s when it hit me — we were discussing the merits of buying our NOT-EVEN-TWO-YEAR-OLD CHILD his own iPod.

While I love technology, and think it’s a great tool for teaching children, there’s a lot to be said for getting out from behind the screen and developing your child’s imagination.

A great way to do that is through dress up. Andrew has just started playing with costumes, and Spiderman is one of his newest obsessions, so I thought it would be fun to have a Super Hero Day where we pretended to be Spiderman.

I went online to Costume Express and ordered the Spider-Man Muscle Chest Toddler Costume. When it arrived, I had to keep myself from showing it to Andrew — I just knew he was going to love it! But I wanted our fun day to be a surprise. So late one night, I set the scene for our day.

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I laid out his Spiderman costume where he would find it. I used crepe paper and balloons to build a spiderweb in our living room and set out some silly string and a new Spiderman toy.

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Andrew was so excited to see his costume. He had so much fun playing with the balloons in the web and with his new toy.

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The best part, though, was shooting the silly string. He LOVED that. We used two cans of silly string in my living room in 10 minutes.

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After our full morning of pretend, I made Spiderman Snacks for lunch. I used grapes and pretzel sticks to make mini spiders and then sprayed string cheese on crackers in the shape of spider webs.

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We had such a fun day, and Andrew loved his costume so much that he refused to take it off! When we went for a walk in the afternoon around the neighborhood, I had my own personal Super Hero escort.

Click here to read about my experience shopping online at Costume Express. Right now, they have free shipping for orders over $75, and 15% off your order with email sign up!

How do you encourage your children to use their imagination in lieu of spending time in front of a screen?

Who would they dress up as if given the chance?

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.


  1. such great photos! the blues and red really pop out!

  2. What a cute little Superman! My kids love the Costume Express catalogue-it is highly coveted in our house.

  3. Oh my. He is such a cutie and looks like he is having a blast!

  4. He is a handsome spiderman! I’m so glad he had so much fun, and holy goodness on the snacks! YUMMY!

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