Kids After School Activities: Family Movie Time

Coming up with fun activities for your family does not have to be a complex or expensive thing. Often, it is the simple things in life that bring us the most joy. One simple activity that your family can share is watching a movie together.


With all of the technology available that makes it easy for you to watch movies anywhere, at anytime, coming together as a family to sit down and watch a movie has become akin to sitting down at the dining room table to eat dinner together. It’s all about taking the time to do something enjoyable together, enjoying each other’s company for a few hours.

Add in some popcorn or other snacks, and you are all set. If you have ever seen Gilmore Girls, you know how sitting down to watch a movie can bring a family together. Watching different genres of movies can also open up discussions, invite playful banter, and expose your children to certain historical events. In short, it can be both fun and educational. Can we say ‘jackpot”?

In addition to all of this, your options for movies are pretty much limitless. You can never run out of movies to watch with all of the options there are out there. Watching movies together can also be character building. By watching movies with inspiring characters and messages, you are helping to instill in them a vision of what types of qualities are desirable. Movies with themes such as honor, adventure, integrity, and friendship can have an impact on what your child views as important in life.

I know that we are all busy. But setting aside one night each week to settle down in front of the TV for a movie will keep your family close and create a tradition that you and your family recall with fondness for years to come.

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