Monday, August 12, 2013

Family Fun Activities Inspired by "Room on the Broom"!

August is Family Fun Month! Celebrate by doing the following activities together, which are inspired by the new DVD, Room on the Broom! (For more about this show, plus a chance to win a copy, CLICK HERE!)

Enjoy the fun-filled activities available for FREE for download at NCircle Entertainment’s activity site, EntertainmentThatEducates.com, including a coloring page featuring all of the endearing characters from the film, Room on the Broom; a “find the…” challenge that incorporates counting skills; templates for creating your own Room on the Broom finger puppets; and the elements for creating your very own magical wand! There’s also a word search puzzle and a dizzying maze to navigate.

Get a jump-start on Halloween this August by creating a witches costume with your child. Most people have the basics they need right at home, except for the broom, which you may have to purchase:

To make the witches magic wand: Download this activity at
http://ncirclesizzle.com/neverKnow/pdfs/ROTB-magicalwand.pdf

To make a witches hat, you will need:
• Construction paper
• Scissors
• Pencil
• Ruler
• String
• Glue
• Compass
• Stapler
• Things to decorate your hat with: glitter, craft foam, felt sheet, etc.

Note:
• Kids 8 years and younger should use child-safe scissors.
• Keep the stapler out of young children’s reach.

See complete details here:
http://www.firstpalette.com/Craft_themes/Wearables/witchwizardhat/witchwizardhat.html

To make a costume:
You can create the costume using a black top, skirt and tights, or even a black trash bag! Cut out the head hole and arms, then try on the bag for size to see how much of the bag to cut. Cut the bottom of the trash bag off in zigzags or v-shapes. The part of the bag that was cut off can be used for the belt, or use some rope. Add black plastic over any pair of shoes!

For the broom:
Use any old broom you have at home, or check out how to make the fun mini-brooms shown above: http://www.makeandtakes.com/mini-witch-broom

Need more Family Fun Ideas for the month of August? Here are just a few:


August 9 is Book Lovers Day
Bring the family together and find a shady tree to sit outside and enjoy reading books together, including Room on the Broom. Reading is educational, informative and relaxing, and sharing a love of reading with your family and friends makes everyone smarter, too.

August 23 is Ride the Wind Day
No broom is required as you can catch a ride on a gentle summer breeze by flying a kite, riding a bike, standing on a hill or just driving in the car with the windows down!

August 26 is National Dog Day
Where would our witch be without the help of a dog? This day, organized by the National Dog Day Foundation, honors dogs everywhere for all that they do for us -- love, companionship, protection, service, safety and so much more. Get your kids involved by playing a little longer with your family pooch, by volunteering at your local animal shelter, donating unwanted blankets to Operation Blankets of Love or by making a family donation to one of the many worthy animal rescue groups.

August 27 is Just Because Day
As the final days of summer get swept into the early days of fall, this holiday gives us all a chance to do something special “just because.” Replicate the kindness of the witch and the helpfulness of the dog, bird and frog. Open your heart as the cat ultimately did -- and before you know it … iggety, ziggety, zaggety, zoom … you’ll be falling in love with Room on the Broom!

Planning ahead for Halloween gifts? Although the Room on the Broom book is not a traditional Halloween story, it is Penguin Publishing’s bestselling Halloween title, selling over 500,000 copies in 2011/2012. So stock up on Room on the Broom to share with your friends and family! Room on the Broom DVDs are available at Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, Amazon, Kmart, and many other retailers (SRP $9.99); Room on the Broom books are available everywhere books are sold (SRP: 16.99).



GIVEAWAY
Now CLICK HERE for the chance to win the wonderful new DVD, Room on the Broom, plus The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child! This is a DVD prize pack worth $30 that’s an awesome way to enjoy some family fun!



Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Room on the Broom (DVD, book) for review purposes. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.

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