Welcome back to my new year-long adventure! I hope you’re enjoying our new Disney Family Movie Night! February is one of my favorite months of the year for many reasons, so I decided to go with one of my favorite Disney movies, Aladdin.
February Movie: Aladdin!
For extra nights of extra fun feel free to add: The Return of Jafar, Aladdin and the King of Thieves or the new live-action Aladdin from 2019.
February Craft: Rhinestone Cuff Bracelet and Genie Lamp!
My kids are two years apart and opposite genders. I usually do the same craft for both, regardless, but this time I found two crafts that I could use the same materials for.
1. some cardboard (I used a paper towel roll and a shoe box lid because it was recycling day)
2. Some stick on rhinestones, jewels, or even just foam shapes
3. gold paint or paper
We started our morning by painting our cardboard right after breakfast. We painted them gold and let them dry. (I used fast drying paint so by lunchtime it was ready to be cut). At lunch I traced a genie lamp unto my son’s bigger piece of cardboard and rolled my daughter into a bracelet cuff and taped/staped.I cut out the genie lamp and we were ready to roll. I let them decorate their items with stick on jewels while I read an Aladdin story from one of our favorite books (link).
February Sensory Fun: Aladdin Sensory Bin!
For the February Sensory bin, I stayed super simple. Aladdin obviously takes place in a desert, so I stuck with rice for my sensory base, you can definitely also use kinetic sand, however I didn’t have any lying around.
My kids have some palm tree toys in one of their dinosaur sets, so I borrowed them, you can also buy some here. I mixed in some jewels/crystals and called it good. My daughter ended up adding in some Aladdin figurines we had for fun and loved how it turned out.
They really enjoyed digging for their “treasure”.
February Activity: Preschool Pages/Coloring Sheets! *Bonus Aladdin Slime
We are doing preschool from home this year, so for our February activity we completed these printable Aladdin preschool activities! My daughter loved them. I laminated a few so they would be reusable with a dry erase maker.
If your kiddos are older, I suggest these free coloring pages/mazes!
If you are feeling ambitious there are a million Aladdin slime recipes all over Pinterest. I wasn’t ambitious this month, but every kid loves slime! If you want to try it out here is a link to one I thought looked easy with great instructions!
February Snack/Treat: Magic Carpet Recipe!
When trying to decide on a fun Aladdin snack, I decided to go with one that I saw countless variations of all over the internet!
You will need:
1. Graham Crackers
2. Cream Cheese or Frosting ( I actually used cool whip because we had it already)
3. Fruit (I used strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
4. Fruit Roll Up
5. Purple Food Coloring
Basically, you take a graham cracker and lay it flat. Take your cream cheese (or substitute) and mix it with purple food coloring and spread a layer onto your graham cracker. You can spread it as thick or as thin as you prefer. Next, you cut up the fruit and place them accordingly on your magic carpet. Lastly, you “string” your fruit rolls up to make the 4 corners of your carpet. Honestly, I didn’t look at a single recipe online, I just saw a picture and went for it! Picture below is how ours turned out! This was definitely fun for the kids to make, as they don’t have to all be the same!
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