Living an intentional life is not about all work and no play. It’s about making time for play and really enjoying the time our family has together. That’s one of the reasons I love family movie nights.
About once a week, during the cold winter months, we have a family movie night either Friday or Saturday night. I love snuggling with my family under a blanket with a slice of pizza to watch a feel-good, family movie. Our kids are a hoot to watch with though because anything suspenseful is immediately “scary.” They really get into the shows we watch, and they’ve been a good avenue for us to discuss different characters’ perspectives and motivations.
The trick is, I am not the kind of person who can watch the same movie over and over again, so I’m always on the lookout for good movies to watch as a family. Lately we’ve been on a live-action kick, watching movies that my husband and I grew up watching. We’ve seen Rookie of the Year, Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Freaky Friday.
I’m on the hunt for more entertaining, family-friendly movies, so let me know which ones you’d suggest for easily scared four and six year olds. So far we’ve stayed away from Ghostbusters and the Marvel universe, though we’re super excited to show them these movies when they are a bit older. What do you suggest?