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One of our favorite things to do as a family is to have a family movie night. We like to watch movies that are clean, fun, but also things that teach! This week we had a Disney Planes Family Movie Night! My kids were SO excited to watch this new Disney movie! We made it really special this time with airplane themed snacks and crafts.
Not only is Disney Planes a fun movie, but there are some values taught in the movie. Dusty, the main airplane in the movie had to learn the value of courage. He wanted to be a racer, but was only a crop duster. He was supposed to focus on his work, but was determined to practice tricks, accuracy, and speed to get better at racing. If he got caught practicing, he could be turned into scrap metal, so it was brave for him to do this. He was also afraid of heights, so flying too high was a scary thing for him. His courage paid off because he gets to compete in the world competition! We discussed the bravery and courage of Dusty as a family and my kids learned that you have to be brave and courageous to get far and be the best in life! My son is afraid of heights, so he really liked that Dusty was brave and overcame this fear.
I wanted to make it a special movie night so we did a few fun activities to go along with the movie. We happened to have a big box that needed decorating, so we turned it into an airplane. The kids liked using it for a drive-in movie watching experience! We set it up right in front of the TV and my littlest one- an airplane lover, sat in it and watched the whole movie in it!! It was simple to make, we just cut off the side box flaps and flipped them sideways to make the wings. I taped them on in the inside of the box. The front flap, I cut off to make the propellor in the front.
I also made some simple pretzel rod airplane snacks. These were a huge hit with the kids! I dipped them in melted white chocolate and decorated with different sugar sprinkles to match the charters in the movie. To make these you need three pieces- 1 whole rod, 1 half rod for the wings and a third piece (broken into thirds) for the tail wing. Let them dry on wax paper and sprinkle while still wet.
We loved our Disney Planes family movie night!!
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