Movie nights are always fun and the kids jump at the chance for them around here because we really don’t do them all that often.
They’re really something special that they look forward to (try these 10 ways to slow down and really make your child’s day if you haven’t!).
But they also get kind of long for my preschooler to sit all the way through. And most movies have a scary part in them that they want to duck out and not really pay attention.
I am so excited to partner with PopSecret for a fun family movie night! We did a fun activity to go along with the movie.
I made a simple seek and find movie character game.
To make it, I just found images of the movie characters and plopped them in a Google Doc and printed it off.
If you have readers, you could simply write out the names of the character for the kids to find during the movie.
Or take it even further and do events for the kids to watch out for (you’d have to watch the movie first to know what to use).
I had to keep this pretty visual and simple because George doesn’t read yet and I knew that events would be too much for them. So use your judgement as to what your kids can handle, or not.
Then,as the kids watched the movie, they X’d off the characters as they found them.
It was fun to watch them work together and help each other spot them if the other missed.
During a scary part, we popped out to pop our PopSecret popcorn. We used the Perfect Pop App to get the perfect pop and make sure it didn’t burn (the worst taste and smell I think there might be).
What’s the Perfect Perfect Pop App by Pop Secret?
With your iPhone 5+ on iOS 7+, download Perfect Pop (“Perfect Popcorn”) for free on the App Store.
- Put a bag of Pop Secret in the microwave and enter suggested cooking time from the packaging. Note: Perfect Pop is optimized for the deliciousness of Pop Secret popcorn only.
- Turn up the volume on your iPhone. Point the phone’s speaker towards the microwave and keep within 3 feet.
- Start the microwave, and then start the app.
No more relying on the popcorn button or guessing how many seconds in between pops. Pop Secret is serious about perfect popcorn, so the less you have to worry about, the more time you can spend enjoying movie night with your friends & family. Perfect Pop listens to the pops, waiting for the precise moment to let you know when your popcorn is perfect.
Go pop your perfect bag of PopSecret popcorn, pick your favorite movie and make a character guide for the kids to find!