Do you have a set movie night? We don’t. Our movie nights are usually at the request of the kids and we then all snuggle up on the couch and enjoy a flick together. There is ALWAYS popcorn involved, family bonding, laughing and chatting about the movie we just watched. More times than not, Netflix is a part of our family movie nights too.I always wonder why we don’t have family movie night on a more regular basis. We always have such a great time! So, this Fall I am promising myself to designate time to stay connected and bond as a family between school, work and hockey, hockey and hockey.
You can make your family movie night fun by incorporating the following activities:
- Set up a popcorn bar with crowd-pleasing candy toppings – M&M’s, Swedish Berries and pretzels are our favourite additions.
- Turn your kids into movie critics by encouraging critical thinking and verbal expression. After the credits roll, ask questions about the movie and let them tell their own story – be sure to capture their great responses for your post!
- Get movin’ and dance! After sitting and lounging through your family’s favourite picks, take some time to turn up the soundtrack at the end of the show, jump off the couch with your kids and bust a move!
Here are some of the new family and kids titles available on Netflix that would be perfect for family movie night: