Free printable activities featuring Disney Channel Movie Descendants #free

Descendants

 

Thanks to Watch Disney Channel and the handy dandy iPad my girls have stopped reminding me that “we just have to watch Descendants!”  Now they want even more Descendants fun, so I was thrilled that even though they have already seen it three times and are already singing the songs from it I have some fun filled activity sheets for them to do to before, during and after the premiere. I have a feeling this is going to be one of those “Mom please get us the DVD” movies.

Official description: 

In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney’s iconic “Beauty and the Beast”) is poised to take the throne.  His first proclamation:  offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella de Vil, Maleficent the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters.  These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evie and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes, including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan.  However, the evil teens face a dilemma.  Should they follow in their nefarious parents’ footsteps and help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?

The DVD is set, and my set of activity sheets are printed. Are yours?

 

Download Descendants Activity Sheets

 

21 fun filled free printable activities featuring Antman

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AntMan is now in theaters! If you have seen it you and the kids may enjoy sitting down together each of you with your own 21 pages of free printable activities featuring Antman. If not, it’s a great way to spend some time getting to know him as you make you way through the mazes, coloring pages, memory matching games and more!


Fun Facts about AntMan

Marvel did a lot of research into ant behaviors and what the different species of ants could bring to the movie in terms of what filmmakers needed for the heist. For instance, the Paraponera clavata or bullet ants have a very painful sting and resemble dinosaurs in the movie; the Solenopsis or fire ants are like architects as they can link together and form bridges and rafts to help Ant-Man; and the male Camponotus carpenter ants can fly, providing Ant-Man with a helpful mode of transportation.

Summer boredom buster:

  1. Create an Ant farm at home.
  2. Read up on ants and their habits and habitat.
  3. Create ant crafts. Recycled egg cartons and pipe cleaners are a great place to start.

Director Peyton Reed also got into ant research and was helped out by his mother who sent him a book he had as a kid titled “World of Insects,” which featured an ant on the cover. Reed enjoyed catching up with his inner child as he leafed through the old book.

Summer boredom buster:

Read the “World of Insects” or other books about insects and bugs and capture your inner child while learning about ants with your child.

The Ant-Man suit is made of leather and resembles a vintage motorcycle suit. It has a worn look and is battle-scarred to harken back to when Hank Pym was AntMan and wore the suit on missions.

Summer boredom buster: 

Think ahead to Halloween or make your own Antman costume now just for fun.

Free Printable Activities Featuring AntMan

Curious George 3 on DVD! Celebrate with these free printable snack #recipes

Curious George Back to the Jungle

Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle  has landed on DVD and Digital HD!

Let’s celebrate with some yummy banana themed recipes that surely would be on George’s must have desserts over this summer.

Official Synopis:


Launch into the adventure of a lifetime with everyone’s favorite monkey in this all-new movie, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle! When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, a little monkeying around forces him to crash-land in Africa. While a worried Man with the Yellow Hat searches for him, Curious George bravely explores the jungle and makes new animal friends along the way. Reunited at last, the two best pals have an unforgettable adventure shared with their new friends! Featuring the voice talents of Angela Bassett & John Goodman, with music by the Plain White T’s, join Curious George on his fun-filled journey that the whole family will enjoy!

The Curious George 3 soundtrack is also now available on Back Lot Music, featuring the new original song “Welcome to Paradise” performed by Plain White T’s and score by composer Heitor Pereira (DESPICABLE ME, MINIONS).

Let Curious George join your selfie! Use the Brand-New Free Photo App: www.PhotoWithGeorge.com

 Create some yummy snacks with these free printable snack recipes and then settle in to watch the movie. 

My godson loved it! He was bipping and bopping to the music and fascinated by George’s adventures.  I loved seeing Curious George back in action, it’s been a long time since my little ones let me enjoy his fun filled, imaginative adventures. Your kids will be “WILD” about Curious George 3 Back to the Jungle.

 

 

 

 

Best summer snacks ever from Teen Beach 2 #TeenBeach2

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The non-stop beach party continues on this summer in Disney’s Teen Beach 2, which is now available on DVD! For those ongoing luaus, swimming and staycation parties, we have these fun crafts and snacks for you to enjoy with your loved ones.

 

 

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Teach My learning fun kit for kids and giveaway!

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I’m so excited to share this company and giveaway with you! Here at AtoZLearningTree we are all about doing things with our kids that are fun and that they learn from and Teach My is making it easier for parents to do just that with your toddlers and preschoolers!

Teach My is a Women Owned company all about helping parents spend quality time with their children through educational play. Started by Christy Cook when her son was a toddler, she realized the need for an all-inclusive educational kit that parents could work on with their children. These products teach babies, toddlers and preschoolers the basic skills, things like; the alphabet, colors, shapes, numbers, reading and even math!

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Teach My sells a variety of educational toys spanning a wide range of ages. Their products are appropriate for children ages 6 months+. Though they have product teaching fun things such as animals, continents, space and time, their most popular products are the Teach My Learning kits with kits tailored to babies, toddlers and preschoolers. These products can be found in nationwide retailers including Walmart, Toys R Us, Target and online on Amazon.

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Teach My is excited to be sponsoring a giveaway open to US and Canada. They are giving one lucky winner their choice of Learning kits: Baby, Toddler or Preschooler valued at $39.99. This giveaway will run from July 1 though July 22. Winner will be verified, emailed and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Good luck!

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Free printables for perfect Teen Beach 2 party planning

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Our family loves to relive our favorite movies with movie themed parties – and there is no better movie themed party to use this summer than the music, fun, food, decor and crafts from the upcoming new movie from the Disney Channel, “Teen Beach 2!” The story continues as Brady and Mack try to figure out how to keep their summer romance going with all the pressures of school and very different lifestyles not that it’s not all surf and sand. Little did they know that their friends from “Wet Side Story” were also working on their relationship as well as growing into their own individual personalities apart from the movie. Leili and Tanner use the magical friendship necklace to make their way back to the future to find their friends, but both couples and their friends end up finding a whole lot more.

We recently hosted a Teen Beach movie marathon at our house incorporating many of these fun filled (and did I mention FREE) printables! The Box Puzzles made great going home gifts. Our guests filled them with their favorite movie candies so they could next Friday enjoy a fun filled family movie night with their families and introduce them to the new Teen Beach 2!

See Teen Beach 2 on the Disney Channel at 8 p.m. ET on June 26, 2015!

And, plan your own Teen Beach 2 movie night with these printables.

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Food printables/recipes 

Surfs Up Cake

Beach Party Food

Blueberry Hawaii Bread

Flip Flop Sandwiches

Fruit Trees

Hang Ten Hummus

Orange Pineapple Yogurt Dip

Rockin Raspberry Smoothie

Fun, crafts and props printables 

Box Puzzles

Origami Beach Ball

Origami Bracelet

Origami Lei Necklace

Paper Lanterns

Photo Props

Picture Frame

Save the Beach Bracelet

 

 

 

Fun free Peanuts Movie printable activity and sneak peek

I remember watching Charlie Brown and the gang growing up and now I share the holiday classics with my children so I’m really excited to see that they are all headed for the big screen!

About “The Peanuts Movie”
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day. (synopisis reprinted by permission)

For a brief boredom buster this summer watch the sneak peek video with the whole family. Print out a copy of the Top 10 Trailer Moments from “The Peanuts Movie” and everyone finish the prompt! Then discuss what your favorite scene is and why!PEA_Trailer2_10Moments

Fun free Paddington printable activities

It’s ok, Mr. Brown. Practice makes perfect! #PaddingtonMovie

 

How best to use these printables?

  1. Family fun with Paddington with a memory game, learn to draw Paddington’s hat, Bingo and more! Have everyone in the family do the entire packet. Who will draw the best hat?
  2. Save this page for your next rainy day and print them out to keep everyone occupied.
  3. Pin this page to your Pinterest board and save these printables for your Paddington themed birthday party!

 

What did our family think of the movie “Paddington?” Find out in our review!

Here’s a little peek if you haven’t seen the movie and a chance to pick it up and bring it home to you.

 

Renting textbooks for the school year isn’t just for the college campus

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School just ended days ago and I haven’t even put everything away from their backpacks which they brought home and I’m receiving notices about outstanding lunch money (I sent in a check), the ability to purchase school supplies from the school (but not for the 5th grader) and a list of books they want them to read over the summer as well as purchase for use next year. Apparently schools don’t have enough money to provide the books they want the children reading for classes like English or Literature or several others so parents are asked to purchase books which in most cases we will most likely on use once. With any luck we can sell them to the students coming in the following year, but with my luck they won’t use them again. So I started thinking and I remembered using Campus Book rentals and using them for my college aged student. I wondered . . . could I possibly use it for the elementary, middle or high school too? Guess what I can! and you can too.

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Related content: Saving on my college student’s textbooks with Campus Book Rentals 

Here’s one example, the book “Mythology” by Edith Hamilton is required for next year. I headed over to Campus Book Rentals and found it there for $17.00 to rent.

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So next I headed to Barnes and Noble, where I found it for $12.00, but only in paperback and we are required to have hard copy (don’t ask me why but that’s what they said – and no electronic versions permitted either!). Up next Amazon because we KNOW it’s going to be there, and it was, for approximately $22.00.

That’s just one example, and “just” $5.00 but if I can save that on the list of 10 books, I’ve saved $50! I’ve shopped online saving time and maybe even more money because no one can ask me for “can I have that too please?” as well as the gas on my car. Did I mention that it is early June and already 90 degrees at 10 AM? I don’t know about you but that’s plenty of reasons for me to decide to use Campus Book Rentals not only for the college student but for the younger children too. But the advantages don’t end there.

Here are some perks other than saving money:

  • free shipping to and from
  • no lines at the bookstore
  • no need to “sell back” or find another person who can use it when you are done
  • flexible rental periods so every schedule works
  • you CAN highlight in the books (I was big on highlighting
  • good for the environment because books are being reused – reducing waste
  • and, (I love this!)  with each rental a donation is made to Operation Smile, the program that offers surgical procedures to children with cleft palate.

I’m not the only one who thinks that this service is pretty amazing. Check out these facts too!

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Free printable activities and snack recipes featuring the movie Inside Out

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The movie is coming soon but why wait for all the fun! Print out these fun filled activities including door hangers, connect the dots and mazes and experience all the different little voices inside your head – and warn someone before they open the door!

 Coloring Page 

Door Hangers

Extravagant Egg Decorating Tips

Emotions Around the World

Spanish – Joy and Sadness Coloring Page 

Spot the Differences 

Egg Decorating in Spanish 

Emotions around the world – Spanish 

Door Hangers – Spanish 

Crazy Maze

Crazy Maze – Spanish 

Coloring Page – Joy and Sadness 

Connect the Dots

More is More Smores 

More is More Smores – Spanish 

Spot the Differences 

And since our printables feature the “Inside Out” characters – lets’ learn more about them! 

JOY (voice of Amy Poehler) Joy’s goal has always been to make sure Riley stays happy. She is lighthearted, optimistic and determined to find the fun in every situation. Joy sees challenges in Riley’s life as opportunities, and the less happy moments as hiccups on the way back to something great. As long as Riley is happy, so is Joy.

FEAR (voice of Bill Hader) Fear’s main job is to protect Riley and keep her safe. He is constantly on the lookout for potential disasters, and spends time evaluating the possible dangers, pitfalls and risk involved in Riley’s everyday activities. There are very few activities and events that Fear does not find to be dangerous and possibly fatal.

ANGER (voice of Lewis Black) Anger feels very passionately about making sure things are fair for Riley. He has a fiery spirit and tends to explode (literally) when things don’t go as planned. He is quick to overreact and has little patience for life’s imperfections.

DISGUST (voice of Mindy Kaling) Disgust is highly opinionated, extremely honest and prevents Riley from getting poisoned – both physically and socially. She keeps a careful eye on the people, places and things that Riley comes into contact with – whether that’s broccoli or last year’s fashion trend. Disgust always has the best of intentions and refuses to lower her standards.

SADNESS (voice of Phyllis Smith) None of the other Emotions really understand what Sadness’s role is. Sadness would love to be more optimistic and helpful in keeping Riley happy, but she finds it so hard to be positive. Sometimes it seems like the best thing to do is just lie on the floor and have a good cry.

Follow along with me as I join 24 other bloggers and get the inside scoop at the #InsideOutEvent!