Celebrating Batman Day!
Batman remains one of the most recognisable and well-loved superheroes. He shows what it’s like to be a hero and be human – no alien superstrength or radioactivity required – just a few gadgets, a good butler, and a subterranean lair!
His tragic backstory helps us to understand him better. We see his struggles and we want him to succeed. He provides a more attainable superhero goal – what we could achieve if we put our mind (and family fortune) to work!
The first Batman Day was held in 2014 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman’s comic book debut. His first appearance was in Detective Comics #27 in a story called “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate”.
Throughout the years he’s used his gizmos and gadgets to solve crimes in 13 features films (and counting!), numerous television shows and cartoons, video games, web series, books, newspaper comic strips, audio and radio dramas, and even some quirky musical theatre attempts that can still be found on YouTube!
So how should we celebrate Batman Day in 2022? Check out the ideas below for some fun family activities to celebrate on September 17th.
Batman Fun & Games!
Batman crafting ideas:
Get into the Batman Day spirit with some Batman-themed crafts. From toilet roll decorations to wooden spoon heroes, DIY Batmobiles to Bat symbol snowflakes – there’s plenty of crafting you can do with your kids to celebrate the Caped Crusader this Batman Day!
Kids love weird and wonderful facts. This Batman Day, see who can find the best Batman-related trivia. For example, did you know that Melbourne was founded by John Batman, and was originally named Batmania? Or that the character Bruce Wayne was named after Robert Bruce – the Scottish king from 1306 to 1329, who the movie Braveheart (1995) was about? See what other interesting info you and your kids can find out about Bat-Man!
Batman shadows game:
If it’s a sunny day, it’s great fun to play the Batman shadows game. Just like making regular shadow figures, see who can create the best Batman shadow, using just their head, hands, and clothing. Hint: if you’ve got a cat they will excel at this game!
As always, it’s fun to get the family all dressed up. Whether you’re headed to the shops, a picnic, a sporting event, or just your normal weekend adventures, why not do it dressed as Batman, Robin, the Joker, Harley Quinn, the Riddler, or Catwoman? Dressing the kids up as Batman, Batgirl, and Robin, and parents as the baddies is a cheeky way to create a little mischief and have some fun!
To honour Batman’s crime-fighting skills and detective roots, why not create a mystery for your little Batman or Batgirl to solve? Make some clues and hide them around the house and garden, then guide your budding detective to solve the case! Whether it’s who ate the last biscuit, where are all the left shoes disappearing to, or something more elaborate, this is a game that can be tailored to any age group.
- Biz Wisdom