Make movie night a hit!
6 Fun Ideas to Turn Your Home into a Mini-Movie Theater!
Design an invitation like the one in the photo above, or check out how Meg (who blogs at whatever…) did it using a simple poster board taped to their bedroom door.
Movie Night Passes
Here are some nifty movie passes you can print by Jamey at Dabbles and Babbles.
Concession Stand Tickets
Cheryl at moms & munchkins shares printable concession stand tickets and has a cool idea for how to use them:
At the beginning of the week, you could let your kids know that there will be a family movie night happening this week. They will have the opportunity to win tickets for the concession stand. How do they win the tickets? That’s up to you! Some ideas are to earn tickets by doing something kind for someone else, tickets for an accomplishment (in school, in sports, etc.), etc.
Homemade Drive-In Theater Cars
Make adorable cardboard cars for kids to sit in while watching a flick. Stacy at Not Just a Housewife shows you how.
This candy popcorn recipe sounds delish! All you need: popcorn, melted white candy melts, and sprinkles. From Amy’s at she wears many hats.
Afterwards, when the lights go up, your kids might fill out review cards like these (which encourages writing!):
Check out our online Movie Discussion Club (kids and parents can participate!).
Need help commenting meaningfully on plot, characterization, make-up and costumes, acting, setting and even film editing? Check out our eleven page guide, Brave Writer Goes to the Movies. Also, tell us about a film you and your kids watched together (along with a pic if you have one) and if we share it on the blog you’ll receive a free copy!