Our Top 5 Movies to Share With Your Family This Summer

This shop sharing our family’s summer movie list has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias

Summer is now upon us!  It is so exciting to be taking a break from homeschooling and have the extra free time.  We have a bucket list full of summer plans that include vacationing in Branson, MO, time spent exploring Little Rock and visiting museums close to home and digging for diamonds here in the Natural State.  But we equally plan to relax and enjoy our time spent at home.

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We have always enjoyed family movie nights, so we plan to kick them up a notch this summer.  We decided we would plan five different family movie nights and make each one special in a different way.  We brainstormed movies first!  Which movies would we like to plan to watch?  Each families interests are different, but here are the ones we decided on!

Our Top 5 Movies to Share With Your Family This Summer

  • Zootopia
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Disney Nature – Monkey Kingdom
  • Ratatouille
  • Cars

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Why these movies?  For us it is simple, they are ones my children picked out.  Once we had our list of family-friendly movies, then my mind started churning with ideas to  make each family movie night special and unique.  My children enjoy just popping popcorn and cuddling on the couch, but I want to create more memories with them this summer.

5 Fun Ways to Enjoy Family Movie Nights

Plan a craft that coordinates with the theme of the movie. *Monkey Kingdom will be a perfect movie as making sock monkeys have been on our to-do list for quite some time!

Pick a kid-friendly recipe and cook or prepare lunch or dinner together, letting the children participate as much as possible.   *For Ratatouille, it will be perfect to make a kid friendly pasta dish with homemade bread and perhaps even a French inspired desert!

Make it a family fun day with a visit to a destination that coordinates with the theme of the movie. *Zootopia is an awesome choice because we have been wanting to vis.  it a drive-thru safari here in Arkansas, a tiger sanctuary or even our zoo.

Plan an outdoor theater experience!  There are so many inexpensive diy ways to pull this off!  We planned ours for the beginning of July, so I will be sure to share how it turns out.  *The Good Dinosaur was our choice because the children thought that it would be amazing to see a dinosaur that size up close.

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Create an indoor, drive-in movie experience for the children.  My children seriously love playing in cardboard boxes!  Why not let them help to make their own box-car.  This doesn’t have to be totally elaborate, you can make it as simple as you want.  Serve them snacks in their cars and explain that this is how movies used to be watched.  Mine of course think they need a pillow and blanket too.  *Cars was our choice for this idea!

None of these ideas are new.  They have all been done before, but are ways we can make extra memories this summer!  Since I won’t be spending any money on the movies, I will have more cash available for other fun outings or craft projects this summer.  I am actually awarded a free VUDU movie each month, ($7 value, same as a new release rental) with my Walmart Family Mobile Plus plan.  Score!  While I love my phone, we watch our movies on our big tv for family movie night!


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I have shared with you about all the goodness that Walmart Family mobile has to offer for the last several years but now they have added the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan.  It includes Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE plus a free movie on VUDU every month ($7 value) per line for $49.88.  With 10GB of 4G LTE data, I can document and share all our memories with family and friends.  Austin and Addie love making mini movies, and have begged me to start making them regularly.  Now there are so many options available to share short videos on social media, I can’t wait to bring some of you all on our journey in Branson over the next two weeks.  Videos scan take a large amount of data, but now I wont stress with the added 10GB of 4G LTE data.

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When starting out with Walmart Family Mobile PLUS, you will need to purchase a Starter Kit that is on rollback for $19.88 (from $25).  This allows you to start service on any plan!  You can bring a phone with you or purchase one of the many phones available to use with Walmart Family Mobile.  Right now I am currently using the LG G Stylo phone that is currently $179.00 (Rollback from $199.00).  Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/3edbv or your local Walmart for current pricing.  It has an awesome 5.7″ HD Screen with a 13 MP Camera with Flash and even Wi-Fi calling.  I will be sharing photos and videos from our family’s vacation taken on it over the next week or so if you want to check out the quality of the camera.  Be sure to follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to check them out.

Did I mention you don’t have to pay for your service upfront?  Yep, with Walmart Family Mobile PLUS, you are billed after you use the service.  It is such an awesome deal and with such a low cost to start using!  So with all the extra data, what way would use it to rock your summer?

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What movie do you plan to share with your family this summer?

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