Thanks to our friends at Fox Home Entertainment, movie night gets taken to a whole new experience.
To celebrate the recent Blu-ray and DVD release of IceAge: Collision Course, the kids were sent a box filled with the ultimate space fun surprises.
Making Scrat’s Hidden Acorn Rice Krispies Treats was not enough. The kids threw themselves into the experience by studying the night sky with their telescope while looking up different constellations. Once the mosquitoes began to make their presence felt they came indoors, pulled out their Scrat fleece blanket, switched off the lights and tested out the Planetarium Projector. I used that as an opportunity to help my 6 year old learn the order of the planets using the phrase my teacher taught me as a child-
“My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles” (The first letter of each word prompts the child to remember the order of the planets- Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Some people say it’s 8 and omit Pluto, being the dwarf planet. In that case, change the word ‘Nine’ to ‘Noodles’)
How to make beautiful Galaxy Tealight Holders
A pack of glitter (We used black, silver, dark blue, light blue, pink, a little red and purple)
Mod Podge glue
A glass tealight holder
A sponge brush
Parchment paper (To rest the wet tealight holder on)
Tissue paper or wet wipes (To clean your hands during the process)Start by mixing the glitter in a bowl or on parchment paper. Remember there are no fixed measurements for each color. Our mix had more black, purple, light blue and silver, over the other colors.Next pour Mod Podge into a bowl and apply a layer of the same on the outer surface of tealight holder.
While the Mod Podge is still wet, roll it in the glitter, ensuring every area is covered with glitter.
For more #ScratInSpace fun, check out these Ice Age: Collision Course movie inspired treats from my friends:
- Space Inspired Popcorn Mix from Fun Learning Life
- Scrat’s Elusive Acorn Treats from One Momma Saving Money
- Ice Age Jello from Long Wait for Isabella
- Out of this World Cookies from One Momma Saving Money
- Scrat’s Flying Spaceship from Central Minnesota Mom
- Galactic Play Dough from I Should Be Mopping The Floor
If you would like to get your kids one or more of the goodies pictured in our movie night box, here you go:
- Ice Age: Collision Course Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD
- Smithsonian Optics Room Planetarium
- Smithsonian Telescope
- Smithsonian Rocket Kit (We didn’t get a chance to try this out but hope to this weekend.)
- Glow in the dark adhesive stars
- National Geographic’s Backyard Guide to the Night Sky
- And aren’t these adorable? The Ice Age Collision Course team in mini figures.