Today is movie day! Not just any movie day - we're going to start the day by having a movie pyjama party. We have a few things to do before we start the movie party.
SET UP: Kids get involved in setting up the living room as a bedroom: Mattresses! Pillows! Blankets! Quilts! Toys!
PILLOWCASE ART: Buy four plain white pillowcases and some fabric markers – or use some old pillowcases from home and whatever markers you already have. Cover a pillow and the kids have a special pillow for the movie pyjama party.
ACT OUT THE SONGS: 'All the cows are sleeping' // ‘There were 10 in the bed’ // '5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed' with kids and toys – really lie down and REALLY roll over!
LIGHTS OUT, TORCHES ON
Great movies for ages 6 and under include:
Winnie the Pooh
You can try set up a 'netflix movie party' with friends
Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:
Depending on your policy, the kids will probably have lots of fun jumping on mattresses. Or make an obstacle course with all the pyjama party paraphernalia.
Go for a high energy bike/scooter ride. Do a 'Run Forrest Run' running race.
Zoom with family or kids' friends and tell them about what you did today. You can even plan in advance for each zoom-er to watch the same movie and talk about it. Or watch different movies and share what they remember and learned.