Do you like to watch movies with kids? I like movies. Good movies provide a lot learning opportunities for kids and they can learn things they would not from other sources. In addition to watching the movies, there are a lot simple things you can do to maximize the learning from the movies. We have introduced ideas on how to teach with movies. Today we share some movie themed educational activities for kids. Additionally, as we love our Netflix so much, and the more we use it, the more educational movies we found, and the more we like it, today we are giving away a one-year subscription of Netflix for you to enjoy the convenience of watching movies at home.
Educational Activities for Kids Based on Movies
If you are watching a movie as a family, and some are too long for the younger ones, you can do some activities during the movie to keep the little ones’ interest, like this one finding the characters.
I like this idea of movie character stones. These examples are from the movie Frozen, but you can make these character stones based on any movies kids like. Kids can use these stones to create their own stories using these movie characters.
Another good idea is to turn kids love of a movie into reading interest. Usually you can find many books based on a kids’ movie, like these LEGO Movie books.
These spelling and math activities based on Harry Potter is also very interesting, and sure will attract kids’ interest. In the post, you can also find science and art activities that can link to the movie.
As I said we really enjoy the Netflix. It makes family movie night so easy. You can just find the movie you like and start, there is no preparation needed, nor the travel time to a movie theater. To share the wonderful experience we have with Netflix, I am giving away a one-year subscription of Netflix. To enter and to win, you just need put in a comment below and share a movie your kids like, or a movie related activity you did with kids. I will pick a winner June 15.
For more movie ideas for kids or for your family movie nights, please visit our movie collection page Educational Movies for Kids.