Amazon Prime Viewing Party & Kids’ Activity
Host an Amazon Prime Viewing party with Amazon Originals Kids shows: Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy, and Annedroids and plan a fun craft to do along with the shows. Free printable included!
We’ve had a lot of cold, rainy or snowy, days here lately and the kids have missed a lot of school and been cooped up in the house way too much. They were beginning to go a little stir crazy and Melinda was on the edge of losing her mind. To fight the boredom Melinda and I planned an afternoon of kids’ shows, crafts, and (of course) food.
Do you ever stream Amazon Prime Instant Video? Rick and I use it all the time at home to watch movies and t.v. shows but I had no idea that there were so many great shows for kids! Amazon Originals Kids is original programming designed to inspire a lifetime of learning and it has great shows like Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy, and Annedroids that are only on Amazon Prime Instant Video!
We made the day into an Amazon Prime viewing party for the kids and we chose an episode of Tumble Leaf as our inspiration for a little craft project the kids could do while they watched. Tumble Leaf is created by Emmy award-winning director Drew Hodges and Bix Pix Entertainment. The series follows Fig, a delightfully curious blue fox, and his best friend Stick, a quirky caterpillar, as they embark on a fun and nature-filled adventure, learning science through their natural play.
The kids loved Tumble Leaf! They thought Fig’s house, which is a huge old pirate ship was so cool and they loved seeing what was in the finding place at the beginning of each episode. Fig’s finding place is a treasure chest in the bottom of his boat so when the kids were watching the episode “Fig Blends In!” we brought out a treasure chest and when Fig opened his chest to find a mask so did the kids. The kids were so excited to decorate their masks with all of the different beads, markers, and sparkly things we had filled the chest with.
Everyone got right down to business making the perfect mask so they could be masters of disguise like Stick, Fig’s pet caterpillar. They thought it was so funny when Fig was looking for him and (spoiler alert!) he was right there hiding on his tie.
They worked long and hard on their masks and watched another episode of Tumble Leaf while they colored, glued and glittered. When they were done Melinda and I taped the masks onto paper straws. They were so proud of their creations. We’ve included the printable for our masks in case you want to do your own craft. We took a little break and fed everyone lunch then settled the kids on the couch to watch Creative Galaxy. Creative Galaxy is a make-along, create-along, interactive art adventure series for preschoolers. Characters Arty and Epiphany travel around the galaxy to solve problems with art, inspiring creative thinking through crafts, music and dance. To give kids and parents the real-life tools they need to re-create Arty’s experience, a live-action piece at the end of each animated episode takes viewers through the craft project that Arty showcased in the galaxy. Everyone agreed that the show was a hit. At one point all of the adults stopped talking for a minute and realized that every kid was still and quite and they were all totally into the show!
It really was a fun afternoon and the kids loved watching shows and making crafts with their friends!
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