Thursday, December 29, 2011

Drive In Movie Night

With in Winter in full swing, I know I am having trouble keeping my kids entertained!  Here is a fun idea that we have done several times as a family, and is always a hit!  This was also my post for Kids Can do week on SYTYC!
With the weather getting colder, we decided to have a Drive In Movie Night!  I taught my kids the delicate art of dumpster diving, and we found some boxes to make cars!  My kids drew plans of what they wanted their cars to look like, I was amazed by their creativity!
A garbage truck surely would make a statement at a drive-in movie, at least my son thinks so.  My daughter made a school bus, and we decided to make my littlest daughter a love bug!  I thought my hubby and I deserved a night out on the town in style, so I made a limo for us!  My kids helped with the whole process, I even let them spray paint.
For dinner, chili in a bread bowl... car shaped of course!
What would a drive in movie be without snacks?  The kids helped make traffic light graham crackers, and little car treats!
Drive In Movie Night was a huge success!  
Bonus, the treat mess stays in the car box, and no fighting over the couch! This project took little money, and a lot of imagination! My kids are so proud of the cars they created, and treats they made! 
It was fun doing a project kids can do!

We have used these 'cars' a few times, and it always take the monotony of just any old movie night!  It is a little more 'all out' then I usually go, but it was a lot of fun!

  I like to LINK at these parties, come join the fun!

12 comments:

  1. That is so awesome!! I should do this for Miss A and make her a school bus...she would LOVE it! Just need to find a big box!

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  2. Carlee, this is such a wonderful, creative idea! Definitely have to do this with my kiddos!

    Jenn

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  3. how adorable! sitting in those cars, lol. what a great idea!

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  4. This is SO neat and fun!!! Love that the kiddos had such an active roll in setting it up! :)

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  5. Love these so cool and creative my boys would love this. I'll have to make a few.

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  6. Precious! My little ones would love this! Thanks for the idea.

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  7. This absolutely adorable! Very creative!

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  8. This is such a great idea. My daughter LOVES movie night and would love this. Thanks for linking at Here Comes the Sun. I will be featuring you tomorrow.

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  9. This looks like so much fun, I'm definitely going to try this with my family!

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  10. Carlee, I am absolutely crazy about this idea, and am featuring your post on my Facebook page today.

    Thank you so much for being a part of the creative spirit and camaraderie on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17. I hope you'll feel inspired to join in again this week!

    Warmest wishes,
    Jenn

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  11. This is the best idea!!
    I love the 'limo' for you and the husband :)

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