Tonight was all about robots. While we were waiting for Jonathan to get home from work, the kids took turns creating robots at this fun site. Here's Ryan's:
When Jonathan got home, we created robots out of paper towel rolls. I meant to buy some pipe cleaners, but forgot, so we improvised and used bendy straws.
Then it was time for robot costumes. Wearing the version I helped them make they looked like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. Altogether now..."I'd be friends with the sparrows and the boy who shoots the arrows, if I only had a heart...."
So Dad took over and got slightly better results.
After dinner, we decorated "robot" brownies. The kids barely ate a bite of the black beans I made for dinner. But they each still got to make and eat a brownie. It was a family night activity! I couldn't make them just sit and watch me and Jonathan make edible robots, right? (Cause you know if there's a brownie in my vicinity, I'm eatin' it.) Plus, I'm sure it's something I did wrong, but the beans weren't all that great.
All of the above activities were but a prelude for thrilling, squeal-inducing event of the evening, giving the kids the new Wall-E DVD. Jonathan bought it earlier this week, providing family night inspiration. So we ended the evening with a Wall-E viewing. We saw it in the theaters too, and I think I liked it better the second time.
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What a fun night! I will add it to my list of ideas. We used your omelet in a bag idea this week for our family night - thanks!
This is my first time visiting. You have such fun family night activities! I just recently heard about the omelet in a bag from another blogger and can't wait to try it. And your robot crafts are really neat. Thanks for all the great ideas :)
Okay...I'm glad you liked Wall-E better the second time. I watched it for the first time last night, and all I kept thinking was, "This is Star Wars for toddlers." Of course, my husband thought it was great, but then again, he's also a Star Wars fan. I suppose I should give it another shot.