We don’t watch television at our house and rarely will you catch us watching a movie. It just isn’t our thing. So when my son decided it was time he learned more about Olaf, I suggested we (get with the times) watch the movie for momma day.
Between Graham being eight months old and not willing to sit through a whole movie and Rowan not use to sitting through a whole movie, I anticipated that we would need to break it up. So I planned a few projects and snacks to round out our Frozen theme just in case plan A (Graham taking a long nap at the perfect time and Rowan delightfully watching the entire movie) didn’t pan out. Kids under five should always come with a plan B.
Some call them muddy buddies, others puppy chow, but everyone can agree to call it yummy and we thought it would make a great movie snack. This special version is perfect for a Frozen matinée.
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 box vanilla Chex cereal
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- blue sprinkles
- Melt chocolate and butter in microwave safe bowl until creamy. (About 1 minute) Add vanilla and stir in Chex cereal. Measure powdered sugar and pour into Ziplock bag, pour chocolate coated Chex mix into the bag and shake, shake, shake. Pour back into the bowl, add sprinkles and enjoy!
Our first project needed two hours of prep, so before the movie began, we placed a water bottle in the freezer on its side. Then we grabbed our frozen buddies, mugs of ice, cold milk, some baby food and made our way to the family theater.
Plan A went better than I thought possible. Graham fell asleep during previews and napped the entire movie and as soon as Rowan saw Olaf, his eyes were fixed on the screen until the credits ran.
We followed the movie up with a little of our own ice making. For Ice Making 101 you will need: one bottle of water, ice cubes, a drinking glass, cake pan, and food coloring (optional). Place your bottle of water in the freezer on its side for two to two and a half hours. Remove from the freezer and add a few drops of food coloring without disturbing the water too much. Fill your glass with the ice cubes and place the glass in the cake pan.
Next, open your bottle of water and slowly pour over the center of the ice and watch as ice magically forms before your eyes.
We weren’t done yet. Elsa made more than just ice, she also made snow and cold. . . and so did we!! For Snow Making 101 (our second project), you will need a large pan or sensory bin, 2 boxes of baking soda, and up to a half bottle of conditioner. Pour the baking soda into your container and slowing add the conditioner until you get the consistency you are looking for. Placing your conditioner on ice for fifteen minutes, will make your ‘snow’ feel more realistic! Brrrr!!
It was another awesome momma day. Ended it with a bowl of soup to warm everyone right up – a perfect ending to a freezing day.