This post is sponsored by Disney’s Tomorrowland.
Every school holidays we plan a family movie night, but it’s not always successful, and sometimes it is a total disaster.
I have four kids, aged 5 – 11, and it is not easy finding a movie that everyone wants to watch.
It can’t be too scary, or too princess-ey, or too long, or too cute, or too boring, or too baby, or too grown up, or too inappropriate…
It also can’t be too mind numbing for the adults, and that limits our choices even further!
Sometimes I give up, and the little one and I watch Finding Nemo for the 409th time, and the big kids watch something else with their Dad. But the whole idea of a family movie night is to do it ‘as a family’. and while the ‘divide and conquer’ technique work, it ruins all my plans!
These school holidays I was determined to have a family movie night, and I not only managed to find a movie that everyone enjoyed, but I also found one that has inspired lots of creativity! Winning!
Disney’s Tomorrowland is a great movie night movie – a smart young girl, an old inventor, and an awesome robot discover the secrets of a futuristic world!
The big kids loved it, the little one sat through it, and even the grownups enjoyed it.
It’s exciting, with strong characters, and it has lots of great themes of empowerment and creativity running through the movie.
I loved that it shared the message that all forms of creativity and inventiveness are valued and needed, and my kids loved all the cool inventions, the kinda creepy robots, and the amazing futuristic world!
“Imagine a place where anything is possible” – That’s what it says in the movie, and my kids have been doing just that ever since.
What would Tomorrowland look like?
What could you invent to make the world a better place?
What would you do if you had a jet pack and could fly?
They have been making up stories, and drawing, and planning all kinds of amazing inventions, especially Morgan who is eight. He has come up with so many weird and wonderful ideas, so I decided to create him some writing and drawing prompts that follow the theme.
Writing and Drawing Prompts for Kids who like to Dream about the Future.
There are three drawing prompts, two writing prompts, and two writing and drawing prompts in this free printable set, all about being creative, inventing things, and the future.
While I made them with my eight year old in mind, my five year old had fun with the drawing prompts too, I love his futuristic car and house!
You can download this futuristic writing and drawing prompt set here.
These printables are A4 pdf documents that you can print in colour or black and white. If you are printing on US ‘letter’ sized paper make sure to choose ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer menu.
The free printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files
If you’ve got a thinker, inventor, or a kid who likes to dream about the future, they’ll love our drawing and writing prompts and Disney’s Tomorrowland, it’s available now on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD.
Do you plan family movie nights?
What is your favourite family movie night movie?
This post was coordinated by The Remarkables Group
Read the comments or scroll down to add your own:
I love reading your experiences Kate because they are often the same struggles we have in our family (finding something for the entire family to watch!) I was looking for a movie to watch and this was on our list so thanks for the recommendation and I love the drawing prompts too. My kids will love that!
It’s hard when you have multiple kids of multiple ages isn’t it! Hope you enjoy Tomorrowland as much as we did.
Kate Lloyd says
I have a child who is a deep thinker and this movie sounds like something she’d enjoy. Love the printable so that go with it too.
Thanks for the printables, the kids will love them. We have a movie night each week, might try this one soo. :)
Christie-Childhood 101 says
With a four year age gap between our two, I hear you on the movie choice woes :) What a great set of prompts, we will have fun with them while we are on holidays.
Now that sounds like a great movie! Adding this one to our list of movies to try for our next movie night.
Thank you for sharing the printables, I can see these coming into great use with my 3 kids :)
I LOVE family movie nights and I agree it is sooooo hard to find movies everyone likes that are appropriate too! So excited to find this one, thanks!! And my boys will love the printables :-)
Kate - The Craft Train says
That looks like a good pick for a movie, we’ll have to try it! The prompts look fun too. Everybody’s taste is a bit different so even having only two girls 14 months apart they have very individual opinions and often can’t agree.
Sara @ Happiness is here says
Love these prompts!!
This is rather serendipitous ? we just tonight watched this as our family movie!! And we all enjoyed it. My son in particular so I will be printing these out for him, thank you!
My eight year old boy loved it too… he had not stopped talking about it since!
Heidi Harrison says
I love these writing prompts! Would you be OK with me having them in a “Writing box” that the kids can use at the public library that I work at? The box would have crayons, markers, and different papers to get kids involved in writing. I want to make sure you would consider that personal and non commercial use. Thanks!
Sure.. feel free to use them in your work as a librarian (or teacher) as long as you are not selling them, or sharing the pdf file directly with others that’s fine. I’d also appreciate if you directed colleagues to my blog to download their own set of printables as then I get a little income from the ads which helps me pay for the costs of running the site and hosting the printables for free. :)
Heidi Harrison says
Will do! Thanks so much. =)