Family movie nights are becoming a regular occurence around our house – anyone else feeling the same? With the early release of Disney and Pixar’s “Onward”, families can enjoy an adventurous film ahead of schedule! Released last week on Movies Anywhere and on Disney+ yesterday (April 3), this film is full of delight and surprise. Keep reading to get your FREE “Onward” Activity Pages, too!
In ONWARD, teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, embarking on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys’ fearless mom Laurel (voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore (voice of Octavia Spencer) – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.
Source: Disney Pixar
Our family (with kids ages 5 to 11) laughed, cried, cheered, and danced all throughout the movie. The next morning, the kids even asked if they could watch it again! As a mom of four, might I say that I’m lovingall these Disney and Pixar storylines about siblings being there for each other?
“Onward” Activity Pages
Not only am I excited to share that “Onward” can be watched at home, but Disney and Pixar shared these “Onward” activity pages with me to give to you as FREE Printables!
I don’t know about you, but right now I’m loving being able to hand my kids coloring pages and let their creativity SOAR between home lessons. These have been great for brain breaks and morning work. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
*articles may contain affiliate links* + My big ‘lil ones are anxiously awaiting the day we will take a family trip to the movies to see Disney/Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR. In the days leading up to it, we plan on doing some fun dino-themed activities like this Good Dinosaur Origami Arlo.
The Good Dinosaur Origami Arlo
You and your family can give this one a try, too! Simply download this file > grab some square paper, and make Arlo. If you do this activity, share with us on your favorite social media using #lilburghers and #GoodDino so we’re sure to see it.
Don’t have origami paper on hand?I recommend this variety pack. The colors are vivid and there’s plenty in the pack to keep your kids folding for days. Who knows, maybe they’ll catch on and start folding their clothes. *wink*
If you haven’t seen The Good Dinosaur yet, click HERE to find it on Amazon.
Kids, we know it may seem more fun to live a lazy life of pizza, TV and fuzzy slippers like Reggie from FREE BIRDS, but if you want to be big and strong like Jake, it’s going to take work! That why we asked trainer and host of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” Chris Powell, to share some tips to help you get moving and eat things that will keep you healthy. If you follow his plan, pretty soon you’ll have pecs and glutes as impressive as Jake’s!Tip #1: Eat Breakfast. Mom is right, it really IS the most important meal of the day! Eat something hearty that’s going to give you a lot of energy, like eggs and toast, or yogurt and granola. Start the day strong!
Tip#2: Get to school at least 15 minutes early for recess. Run, jump, climb, and play your favorite sports. You’ll get some extra time with your friends, you’ll get stronger and faster, and you’ll supercharge your body and mind for learning!
Tip #3: Eat fruit every chance you get! Fruit is nature’s dessert, and comes in all kinds of fun flavors. You can never go wrong with classics like apples, oranges, bananas, pears, grapes and pineapple. But also try exploring new and crazy fruits, like starfruit or kiwi, grapples or mangoes!
Tip#4: Cut the soda. Any way you look at it, it’s just not good for you! If you crave sweet beverages, try naturally sweetened waters! There are all kinds of new flavorings for water coming out with natural sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit – find one that you love, and hydrate!
Tip #5: Be a lean and mean gamer. When you’re done with your homework, instead of vegging out on the couch with your PS4 or Xbox 1, get up and try playing one of their MANY active games. Get off the couch and LIVE the game! Run, jump, balance, shoot…get involved in your video games and get fit in the process.
Enjoy the hit family comedy FREE BIRDS, and see Jake’s impressive physique in action, when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 4th!
Disclaimer: ThinkJam asked me to share this feature with you and because my kids heart Free Birds and I heart Chris Powell and his mission to make America healthier, I couldn’t say no. Thanks for letting me share! 🙂
Disclaimer: In July, I was invited as a guest to preview “Delivery Man” and I’ve been able to hold in my excitement since then. I was compensated in the form of a movie and popcorn. All opinions are 100% my own.
Imagine finding out you had a biological child that you didn’t know about. Then multiply that by 533. You get the crazy feeling the David Wozniak (played by Vince Vaughn) in Delivery Man felt.
DreamWorks Pictures’ “Delivery Man” stars Vince Vaughn as affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier resulted in 533 children. David must now embark on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but also the father that he could become.
During the movie, I laughed, I cried, I wanted to hug David. I wish I had brought tissues with me. Greg and I hope to catch this movie together soon, because there are great messages about being parents, a couple, and just a human in general. And who doesn’t love Vince Vaughn?
If you have some time, you definitely should catch this movie which premiered in theaters yesterday. Here’s a featurette and some more info to help you learn more.
This is the stuff my childhood nightmares were made of. The preview below of Disney’s MALEFICENT gives you a pretty darn good glimpse into my mind as a three year old. I’m still shaking a ‘lil bit as I type it, but you’d better believe that when it comes out on May 30, 2014, I’ll be at the theater (asking Arianna to hold my hand, of course).
Due to the release of this film in May, I am certain our entire October Disney trip will be me running from the shadow.