Movie Singalong

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You can frankly do this with any musical movie, but for the purpose of this post we’re going to talk about using “Frozen.” We all want the kiddies to let it go, but it’s kind of like having pizza day every day. It starts off great, but you never want to see it again after a full week of eating pizza. Frankly, this activity is so simple that you may have wondered why you didn’t think of it in the first place. This DVD costs about $17-26 to buy off of Amazon or see the budget-conscience plan below. The benefit of this is that the kids’ll be entertained for an hour and 50 minutes. The down side is that with a movie as popular as “Frozen” there will likely be fights over who gets to sing what. You can either let the children sing all of the songs together or make a sign up sheet so that each kid chooses one song to sing. You may also want to let the birthday child sing his or her favorite song solo.

If you like this idea, please let us know!

Materials Needed:

  1. The special sing-a-long version of the DVD
  2. a sign up sheet
  3. Optional stuff to make it awesome: inflatable or regular microphones (A dozen is about $8 off of Amazon)

Instructions:

Frozen has 7 songs (not including Christophe’s goofy song “Reindeer are Better than People”). The songs include: Frozen Heart, Do you Wanna Build a Snowman?, For the First Time in Forever, Love is an Open Door, Let it Go, In Summer, and Fixer Upper. Divide up the number of party guests so that there are 2-4 slots for every song. Let the party guests figure out what song they want to sing and write their names next to one of the songs. Keep in mind that it may be better for the kids and your sanity if you let younger kids sing all of the songs.

Start the DVD and pause it before each song. Call up the children that signed up to sing and hand them a microphone (if you bought them). Let them sing the lyrics that appear on screen. Pause the movie when they’re done and encourage applause.

Budget-conscience plan:

To save money, you can just gather the kids around a smart TV with Youtube access or a large computer with internet access. Use a youtube account to compile a playlist of “Frozen” songs (that come with lyrics) and use this instead of the DVD.

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