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Friday! It’s finally here :)
The end of the week, the start of the weekend, and the perfect day for a fun filled family movie night!
It doesn’t seem as common as it once was, what with groups and classes, practices and appointments, the time just slips away from us.
But that’s all about to change because this particular Friday is special. Today kicks off the start of a brand new series and I am excited to have some of my favorite fellow bloggers joining in!
Each week, The Mad Mommy, Mommy in Sports, Minutes of Motherhood, Gym. Craft. Laundry, and myself will be bringing back the fun of family movie night with fun movie inspired snacks, crafts, and activities that you can enjoy with your own family!
With so many fantastic bloggers and they’re kids working together to create awesome movie inspired family nights, you’re sure to find something for everyone!
In our own house this week, we went with an old favorite because both of my kids seem to love this movie so much! It was not only the perfect way to spend a fun night with the family, but it was a great way to really get my toddler involved as well!
With less than 5 minutes of prep work and a copy of Finding Nemo, you can enjoy it just as much as we did!
This is such a fun way to get the kids engaged with the movie and is perfect for both toddlers and preschoolers!
In fact, you can turn it into a sensory art project as well if you ditch the paint brushes and make it a finger painting craft.
To make your own clown fish, you’ll need:
- Paper (we used longer legal sized paper but any that you have is fine)
- Washable finger paints
- Painter’s tape or masking tape
- Paint brushes (optional)
Start by taping off stripes on your paper. The tape will actually perform double duty if you make it a bit longer than your paper as it will allow you to create the stripes while also securing it to your table so it doesn’t slide around.
Give your little ones a couple of paint brushes or just roll up their sleeves and let them go to town. Encourage them to cover the entire paper with orange paint so that their stripes will really pop.
While they’re masterpieces are drying, break out the DVD and the popcorn and enjoy your movie :)
When your paper is completely dry, carefully pull the tape off. We used painter’s tape and had no issues with the paper tearing but still try to pull it off gently.
Turn your paper over and draw the outline of your clown fish on the back. If your child is old enough, let them cut their own fish out with safety scissors.
Finally, finish your Nemo inspired craft off with a googly eye and a hand drawn mouth!
Take him with you and enjoy the rest of the movie!