I got my husband a projector for his birthday this year and for a while it was just laying around collecting dust. Inspired by summer movie nights, we decided to kick off a kids movie night in our living room on Saturdays. This has been going on for a few weeks now and both kids love it. Our favorites are Zootopia and The Little Prince, both were enjoyable even for adults!
As much fun as it was to watch movies together, I didn't enjoy having them sit like zombies for 1.5 hours every Saturday. I felt the urge to make it "more educational" to get more out of it. So the other day, I decided to ask my 6 year old to write a movie review about The Peanuts Movie she watched the day before.
To start off, we discussed what a movie review is and asked her to come up with a list of things she'd want to share. That became the outline for her to draw out a template. From there, she'd complete each section. Since I wanted to incorporate art, writing and communications in the process, I've asked her to include a section where she'd draw a scene from the movie and record a video of her presenting in the end.
It turned out to be a great exercise to go through since it covered art, writing, communications and video making! Moving forward, it'll be part of every movie night experience and can see this extending to when she asks for more media time.
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