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If you have kids in your household, you probably have the Inside Out DVD release on your radar. We’ve been counting down the days around here, and last week, it finally came out in stores!
We headed right down to our closest Target to pick up the movie since Inside Out DVD/ Blu-Rays purchased at Target include 20 minutes of bonus materal, after all! We couldn’t just watch the movie though, we needed to make it an event and celebrate one if this year’s hottest movies for kids.
Family movie night is suppose to be fun and not stressful so I wanted to come up with ideas that wouldn’t require a lot of prep work for mom. While I was at Target, I picked up some extra supplies to make our family movie night a little bit more special.
First, I picked up snacks in coordinating colors of the emotions- plus we added in pink for Bing Bong. Target had jelly beans, sour gummy worms, and these rainbow sprinkle animal cookies that were a perfect fit for our theme. I even like how the swirl of colors on the gummy worms coordinates with the mixed emotions at the end of the movie!
I love using egg trays for little snacks like this. The kids think it’s fun, too! I had a separate section for each emotion with our mixed emotions up at the top. You could easily turn this into a game and let the kids eat a candy when Riley feels that emotion.
I used these Market Pantry bottles of apple juice and some construction paper to make some emotional drinks. Just cut your strips of paper. I made mine about 1.5 inches thick. Then, tape them onto the bottles. Let everyone pick their favorite emotion to drink during the movie.
My favorite thing we did was our emotion scavenger hunt. It was such an easy thing to do. I took construction paper in each of the colors of the emotions and cut strips to put on the clipboard. Depending on the age of your children, you could play the game many different ways.
First, I let my children draw each emotion on the strip. Mine can’t read yet, but if yours can, they could write out the names of the emotions as well. During the movie, kids can either write or draw things that happen to evoke the different emotions.
For instance, when Riley goes to a new school, Fear shows up. They can draw something from the scene or just write out what is happening.
Another way to play is to just keep count each time Riley feels different emotions. It’s a very versatile game depending on how your kids want to play and their age.
We had a great time watching one of our new favorite movies, talking about our favorite emotions, and learning about feelings.
Have you been to Target to pick up Inside Out yet? What is your favorite emotion in the movie?