Yesterday something awesome happened at Kidgredients HQ (this post is sponsored- i.e. I received some products in exchange for this blog post, but I wasn’t paid and all the opinions are mine). Miss 5 and Master 3 invited around a few friends and we had a Snoopy party for the Peanuts Movie! What has Snoopy got to do with a kids food blog I hear you ask? Well…sometimes when an opportunity comes your way that you know your kids will love, you just grab it!
We haven’t been to see many movies at the cinema. Mainly because Master 3 is only now completely reliable with toileting. The other reason: we just never get around to it when they are on at the cinema. So we were so excited to be able to watch The Peanuts movie in the comfort of our loungeroom! And no doubt, now that’s it’s on iTunes we’ll be watching it on iPads too when travelling. The kids loved it (not that I’m surprised by this as I loved the Snoopy comics from a very young age and at one stage I even owned a Beagle).
My two are watching it again, as we had a late night last night and they are currently not capable of doing anything that involves sharing toys or playing. The soundtrack is lots of fun and Miss 5 keeps jumping up to dance to the catchy music.
Whilst watching the movie we had a visit from Snoopy. The kids were shocked at first, but knew who he was and soon got to dancing and having photos taken with him. We mainly ate fruit and veg snacks, but I also found an awesome pack of Wilton cutters from a local cake decorating store that has a dog bone, kennel, paw and puppy in it which would be perfect for styling your own Snoopy party. I think I’ll do some doggy lunches this week.
If you’re looking to inject a little fun into your school holidays, there are heaps of activities to do that suit most ages between 3 and 10 that are related to the movie. Perfect for keeping the kids entertained. You can download them here to print off. You’re guaranteed to get a bit of peace and quite with these are they are lots of fun. A couple of the harder ones need adult assistance, but they are great for busy little minds, just make sure you’ve got a glue stick and scissors handy.
So if you’re looking for a movie for rainy days in the school holidays, or down time, you can’t go past Snoopy & Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie, it’s coming out on iTunes and DVD on April 6.