During summer, we naively anticipate that there will be two months of robust, sunshiny days so our kids can play outdoors and scamper about until they drop (hopefully). Unfortunately, Mother Nature and fate are never as cooperative as we’d like them to be.
So, here’s a game plan when it’s thundering outside, your pool filter is on the fritz or your lil’ one comes down with a case of the sniffles. It’s my “emergency NETFLIX go-to stash” – movies that help you get through those days when outdoor play is not an option. And the best part? They’re films that you’ll actually enjoy watching with your child, as opposed to setting him up on the couch, with his blanky and sippy cup while the movie “baby-sits” him for the next hour. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that; we all need a breather from our kids every once in a while.)
In any case, these NETs will suit either scenario – whether you want to spend some quality “quiet” downtime with your kid, watching a movie that won’t make you feel like you want to pull your hair out or if you need a “baby-sitter” movie. These films truly stand the test of time; they appealed to me when I was young and are still as funny, touching and relatable to my kids today. For older kids, the best way to pass the time is with some classic musicals, and for little ones Netflix has a few fun sing-a-longs (perfect if you need something other than Let It Go in your head). And speaking of Let It Go, moms, dads and older teens, be sure to check out Rent, starring Idina Menzel. And of course no movie experience would be complete without a snack and a fun accompanying craft project!
Here are 10 Classic Netflix Movies You can Watch as a Family Over and Over Again
7. Camp Rock
Get CRAFTY! Make this No Sew Stage Curtain
After watching these musical titles, your kids will be craving the spotlight. Help them put on a show of their own with this fun no sew stage curtain. Click here to see how easy it is to make your own.
Have a Snack: Shrek Parfaits
Remember that scene in Shrek when Donkey says, “Parfait’s gotta be the most delicious thing on the whole planet!”? We agree. Click here to learn how to make your own Shrek-inspired parfait.
Note: This post is part of my participation in the Netflix #StreamTeam program.