Did you play the Angry Birds app on your phone? Maybe your kids did? My husband and I got a kick out of it when it first came out and then our oldest few kids played it a few times. What I loved about it was the fact that it did actually require a little bit of strategy to complete each level.
I am not a fan of games that require no skill whatsoever. Of course they’re nice for a little mindless downtime, but because we are trying to be very intentional with our kids’ screen time, this is very important to me. For instance, there is a “tapping” game my son had for a while that I made him delete. It was literally just him tapping the screen as fast as he could for more “money” and points. What is the point of that? NOTHING.
However, occasionally we come across an online game that actually promotes learning and/or critical thinking skills. Angry Birds was one of those games. We loved allowing our little ones to play and problem solve to “win” each level. Despite my aversion to something with such a silly name, it really helped them improve their critical thinking skills.
But I’ll be honest…when the first movie came out I was more than a little apprehensive. I wasn’t at all impressed with the previews, so it took us quite a while to even watch the movie. However, it quickly became one of my kids’ favorites and thus the reason they are so excited for the second movie.
And of course, with a new movie release comes a new movie study packet! As a busy homeschool mom, I love finding fun and easy ways to sneak in added learning with my kids. They get to enjoy a movie, while I get the satisfaction of helping them explore and learn too! It’s the best of both worlds!
I absolutely love discussion questions. My kids, maybe not so much. Not only do they open up a whole new line of questioning, but I find that we can explore and research more when we have a list of questions. In this pack, you’ll find a list of 18 different questions. Most directly relate to the movie and an event that happened, but some of them will require some critical thinking skills.
DO A LITTLE RESEARCH
Do your kids know much about the app that started the Angry Birds craze? This page will give them prompts to research and find out about the game(s) that started it all. Again, they will have to use their critical thinking skills as they figure out how the game(s) work, why it is so popular and why they turned it into a movie.
LEARN ABOUT BIRDS
Do your kids know about the types of birds that are in the movie? On this simple notebooking page they can research and learn about any type of bird they wish. This page can also be printed multiple times so kids can learn about as many different birds as they wish!
What kid hasn’t wanted to create their own movie?! This page allows kids to explore their own movie idea while creating characters, a setting, conflict and resolution. I love this page! It is a great lead-in to a creative writing project for your kids. And its another one you can print multiple times and encourage them to create and imagine to their hearts content.
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The Angry Birds Movie Study includes 4 pages of activities related to the movie. Kids will expand their critical thinking skills and stretch their imaginations as they reflect on the movie, its plot and look forward to the next one! This movie study is a wonderful addition to any family movie night or for a break in the everyday homeschool.
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