THEME: Inside Out
Kudos to Pixar for teaching kids about their feelings! I love each adorable character and how they work together to make Riley come alive. Such a creative way to illustrate how our feelings work together, and sometimes against each other.
Click Here For some printable Inside Out coloring pages.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: (Something to get those little ones up and moving)
We call this game “Bing Bong“! For no other reason than it’s silly and fun! The kids won these inflatable “Body Bumpers” at a school Bingo Night! I have to admit…I’m totally jealous! I wish it could fit me!!
The kids each pretended they were Sadness and Anger in an epic battle. Then, they decided to pretend that they were Joy and Bing-Bong trying to get out of the pit of forgotten memories. They each tried to jump higher than the other to see who could be the first to jump as high as the net.
We love our trampoline! But, if you don’t have one, no problem! Give each child a piece of chalk and have them jump up against a wall, marking their height with the chalk. Whoever has the highest mark wins!
SPECIAL SNACK: (To be eaten in moderation. These snacks are meant to be fun, not healthy)
Trix cereal was just perfect to use. It’s like the memory orbs. I told the kids that we each had to share one memory as we ate our “memory orbs” snack. It doesn’t get any better than this.
1.) Kids just love when you sit with them, and give them your undivided attention.
2.) I just love to hear my kids talk about their life with joy as they go from one thought to another. They will surprise you with their perspective!
CREATIVE ACTIVITY: (Make a craft, use our imagination)
Making “Stress Balls”!
This project is cute and fun! We collected sand from the beach, and filled multi-colored balloons. Then we added personality using a sharpie, to make faces on them. Isn’t this guy cute!
We used an empty water bottle and filled it with sand. Then, we attached the balloon to the bottle and squeezed the sand from the bottle into the balloon.
For more detailed instructions click here: Make Your Own Stress Balls
Inside Out Party Game
I wish I could take credit for this, but I can’t. I found this funny printable card game online. You can find it right here: Inside-Out Party Game
It’s super simple! You draw a candy, and then the matching character card! Then follow instructions on the card. The original game called for Skittles, we used Inside-Out fruit snacks. The main thing is you have to have all the corresponding colors.
What a fun day! They are growing so fast. I’m so glad they are still excited to go along with my cutsie ideas. Enjoy these moments, time passes by too fast. Time is the most valuable thing you can give your kids. What your kids need more than anything else, is…YOU