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There was excitement all around with the new release of the Disney Pirate Fairy movie!
While this movie primarily appeals to little fairy loving girls I was happy to see that a little boy could also enjoy the swashbuckling action and adventure in this film. Themed activities, snacks, and crafts make this more than just another night in front of the TV. Remember to grab your camera to document these special times with your kids. Start the night off by including your movie in a basket of themed items that hint at the night ahead ( I always raid Miss Sarah’s room for toys that go along since she usually have something on hand that goes perfectly.
We took this activity outside before we sat down to watch the Disney Pirate Fairy movie- Fresh air, fun, and a great way to work out some of the wiggles. A simple and impromptu handful of fun, quick games..
We used the 4×4’s surrounding the garden for a game of “Walk The Plank” where the kids practiced some balance beam skills to build up those gross motor skills.
You can also get Dollar Store swords to play with!
Since fairies make their home in gardens we played a themed version “I Spy” in the yard and garden- seeking out flowers, bugs, mushrooms, moss, and other items that you might find near a fairy home.
A few minutes of kickball with our Fairy ball and these sweaty kids were ready to go in for a drink and snack. You could also include a quick obstacle course, hopscotch, or artwork on the fence or sidewalk with chalk to extend playtime.
Snack: Fairy Fruit Kabobs, Cloud Dip, and Mushrooms
I keep these fun plastic swords (500-Pack Plastic Sword Toothpick, 3-Inch) on hands not for grown up drinks but for awesome snacks. One of our favorite ways to use them is to make fruit kabobs!
Use fresh in season fruit, for us we love berries so ours were threaded with strawberries and blueberries. Next a small puddle of marshmallow fluff looking like the clouds for dipping fruit, topped with a sprinkle of pixie dust (sparkly sprinkles) Finally, as always I love to use what I have on hand so mini pretzels broken in half with a mini marshmallow on top became mushrooms. (We all know fairies love to rest on or near mushrooms, right?) To create the polka dots simply add 1 drop of food coloring to 1 tsp. of water and used a toothpick to dot and apply.
This gallon jar (Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill Glass Cookie/Candy Jar, 1-Gallon) makes a perfect container for an indoor fairy garden. A clean spaghetti jar makes a great mini garden if you don’t have one of those handy. Being fairy lovers we already had these Safari Ltd Fairy Fantasies TOOB little creatures on hand.
A bag of moss, pebbles, and rocks purchased at the Dollar Tree make a great base for it.
I made a simple sign to welcome our fairies, along with a small bucket of sparkly items to attract (fairies are attracted to sparkles).
We created our mushroom from a recycled lid with polka dots made from the end of our paintbrush, hot glued onto a wine cork. If you want to turn it into more of a terrarium begin with a base of soil and add in a few plants like small succulents. Remember to mist with water occasionally to keep damp though, if you do!
What is your favorite Disney film for movie night?