For family movie night, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias, we snuggled under blankets to watch Disney Planes DVD. I am pretty picky about what movies and shows I let my kids watch. They are only four and two and very impressionable. I only heard positive things about the movie when it was in the theaters, so I jumped on the opportunity to watch the Planes movie with my kids.
If your kids are big fans of the Cars movies, they probably will love the Planes movie too. The characters are very similar and my kids kept asking, “Where is Lightning McQueen?” After they got over the missing character, they settled in to watch a story of courage and determination. My four year old asked a lot of questions during the movie, which is new for us. Questions about winning a race, questions about mean characters, and questions about planes being shot down. (The last part was part of a flashback…planes were safe but just a heads up.) It made me realize how important it is to choose movies that portray values we believe in.
The movie reminded me of both The Little Engine That Could and Disney’s Brave movie. Like Dusty the Plane, the characters believe in themselves and choose to pursue a dream. They overcome odds and continue to be courageous in the face of adversity. As my children grow, I love sharing stories like these with them. Sometimes it’s easier to use a movie, or book, to help explain a challenge they are facing in their own world.
As the holidays approach, I would happily endorse the Disney Planes movie for your next family night. Own it on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD on November 19th! Movies are a great non-toy gift to suggest to grandparents and family members.
Get ready for family movie night by offering the kids some Planes craft projects in the afternoon. My kids colored this color-by-number worksheet. You can find lots of other ideas on the Disney Planes Pinterest Board that are age-appropriate.
Do you have a family movie night in your house? What are some of your traditions?
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