One of our favorite things to do as a family is our family movie nights. They are easy, relaxed, fun and affordable and the perfect way to finish out a week. Going to the movies is great, but it doesn’t match getting in your pj’s and under a blanket on your couch. It just doesn’t. This last weekend, our movie night choice was Disney Planes– Avery loved this movie in the theaters and was thrilled when we got it in the mail. Note to self: hide a movie until movie night to avoid continuous obsessing on said movie.
We love all movies, but Planes has a great story line and I really appreciated the values portrayed in the movie, especially courage which can be rather challenging to explain to a 3 year old on it’s own. Dusty goes through many challenges in the movie and is courageous through all of them so I thought it would be fun to put together a book to talk about and reinforce this after the movie. And I thought I would share it with you too!!
No one thinks Dusty can win the big international race Wings Across the World but he is determined to not only get into the race, but to win it! It is his dream and he is going to follow it, even if there are problems along the way. He stops to help a friends who are in trouble and stays true to himself the whole time and it pays off in the end, he wins first place! Avery loved this movie and that made doing this fun little printable book right after very interesting. It is 3 pages and a cover but the process of talking about the questions and drawing the responses allows for at least 30 minutes of conversation.
Avery did really well, on the first page, she drew Dusty in the sky. On the second page where it said “Dusty showed courage when:” she said when “the people were in trouble” and drew a picture of Dusty helping Bulldog. On the last page when we talked about when she was courageous, going to the doctor and getting pokes came up so she drew a picture of her, a doctor and a red poke mark on her arm.
Here are each of the pages individually, you can right click them, save them and open them up in a word document to print. I did mine with littles so I did one per page, but you can easily do this two per page (on landscape) or put all four on the page, whatever works for you kids! I can offer a pdf later if you would like, just let me know in the comments!
Make sure you print it before you grab Disney Planes– Own it on Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital HD on November 19!