• Disney’s Mulan Sneak Peak Teaser Trailer

    Disney’s Mulan features a celebrated international cast including Yifei Liu as Mulan, Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan an Jet Li as the Emperor, to n ame a few, the highly anticipated live-action film is set to release on March 27, 2020. Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known.     Disney has released a sneek peak at the teaser trailer and film poster! When the Emperor…

  • How to Make a DIY Disney Toy Story Alien Costume

    While they’re not a prevalent part of the Disney’s Toy Story 4, the aliens are some of my favorite characters. I decided to make my youngest a Disney’s Toy Story alien costume a few years ago for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. My husband and I wore easy peel and stick Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head parts on brown t-shirts. The night before we were set to leave on our Walt Disney World vacation, I create a quick DIY Toy Story Alien costume for my 5 year old.   How to Make a DIY Disney Toy Story Alien Costume I bought a child’s sized baseball cap at Michael’s; ideally a…

  • 8 Tips for Visiting Walt Disney World with Toddlers and Young Kids

    Have you ever experienced the dark side of a Walt Disney World vacation? I don’t mean meeting Kylo Ren at Launch Bay at Hollywood Studios, I mean the actual dark side of a toddler in melt-down-mode as his Mickey Ears ice cream bar melts down his arm. I’m talking about sweaty, tired, grumpy kids and their frazzled adults working hard to ensure that their little ones are having fun. Pushing, pulling dragging them from attraction to attraction trying to fit everything in and see all the things.  Disney can be magical experience.  Or…it can be a complete nightmare, it depends on whether you’re prepared or not. Tired kids and frazzled…

  • Lion King Movie 2019

    Disney’s The Lion King – Teach with Movies Homeschool Resources

    Disney’s the Lion King as a homeschooling unit study? when I tell people that I often use Disney movies as homeschool lesson plans, they largely look at me like I’m absolutely insane. But it’s true, I often glean main points from some of our favorite Disney movies and make them into teachable moments or actual lessons.  Obviously movies that are also books are easy; A Wrinkle in Time lends itself to homeschool curriculum and of course DisneyNature movies like Penguins are equally easy to make into a homeschool lesson plan.  So, when I learned that Disney and Jon Favreau would be returning to the African Savannah, I knew I wanted…

  • Wrinkle in Time Printables

    A Wrinkle in Time Curriculum Resources and Printables | Disney Movie Homeschool

    A Wrinkle in Time, with it’s rich characters, themes, plot and a positive message for all young people. These printables, lesson plans and activities offer a comprehensive study for your homeschool. A Wrinkle in Time won the prestigious Newbery Medal in 1963, the year after it was published. Led by three celestial guides, we discover, through middle-schooler Meg Murry, that strength comes from embracing your own individuality and to conquer our fears by finding strength by not being afraid to be who you really are. Lesson Plans for A Wrinkle in Time      Download the Reading Guide for A Wrinkle in Time from Scholastic Book Files.  It features chapter questions…

  • Disneynature Penguins

    Disneynature Penguins Movie Activities, Field Trips and Homeschool Resources – Disney Penguins

    I have this annoying homeschool mom habit of taking a random thought, idea or new movie and running with it, often turning the mundane into a history, science or geography lesson. Disney movies are no different, which is why I’m looking forward to the newest release from Disneynature: Penguins on Earth Day. The movie is set for release on Earth Day. Disneynature has a committment to conservation and the film they create empower audiences to help make a difference in conservation efforts and supporting the wildlife featured in the films. Because of how well these educational Disney are done, I naturally took the ‘penguin’ theme and ran with it.  Here…

  • How to Sign up for Jedi Training Academy Trials of the Temple at Disney Hollywood Studios

    Your kids (younglings) can be part of the Star Wars rebellion action at Hollywood Studios when they train and ultimately defeat the powers of the Dark Side at Jedi Training Academy. What is the Jedi Training Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Kids ages 4-12 are can train with Jedi Knights and learn how to use the Force and operate a lightsaber. They’ll later use what they learn to defeat Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. How to Sign up for Trials of the Temple Jedi Training Academy Jedi Training Academy is offered on a first come, first serve basis. Hopeful younglings and their guardians should arrive early to sign up. Upon…

  • Disney Mary Poppins Returns Activities Resources and Printable Coloring Pages

    If you’re anything like me, your childhood consisted of gathering together with family each time Mary Poppins returned to television. In the days before On-Demand and digital movies any time you want them, these not often televised events were eagerly anticipated.  Now that movies are available at a moments notice, I like to incorporate many of our favorite movies into our homeschool days. Often we’ll purchase leveled readers and novelizations of movies, do activities and printables, games and coloring pages related to the movie.  Toward the bottom of the page, I’ve compiled a few resources that go along with Disney Mary Poppins Returns. Mary Poppins Returns will be released by…