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Planes Fire & Rescue – Race To The Rescue FREE Activity Download

 

Disneys Planes Fire and Rescue

Disney’s new film, Planes: Fire & Rescue, has finally landed in theaters. Have you and your family had the opportunity to see it yet? My family hasn’t but we are planning on seeing it next weekend.

In case you are unfamiliar with the film here is a brief synopsis;

When world-famous air racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) returns to hometown Propwash Junction after another victorious racing season, the former crop duster revels in his new career success until a fateful training run changes his course with a career-ending injury.  Forced to shift gears, Dusty decides to train with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base as a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT). The heroic, often life-threatening efforts involved are admirable—but seemingly impossible to master—particularly if you’re a crop duster-turned-racer with an injury that can’t be ignored.

It looks like a fun movie. I’m sure fans of the original film and fans of the Cars films will enjoy this film.

If you would like to learn more about the film you can check out the official website, www.Disney.com/Planes. You can also find the film on Facebook and check out Disney Pictures on Twitter.

I have some fun FREE activities you an download and enjoy with your family. Simply click on the image below. :-)

Have you seen the film yet? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

Download Race To The Rescue Activities
 

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. 

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Go See Earth To Echo This Weekend – Special $100 Fandango Gift Code Giveaway (ends 7/11/14)

 

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The fun, family film Earth To Echo has landed in theaters. The movie is receiving a lot of praise from audience and critic alike.

I haven’t seen the film yet but I am planning on taking my family to see the film – possibly this weekend.

Tuck, Munch and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.

I have written about this great family film several times on my site. In case you have not seen the trailer yet here it is for your enjoyment.

 

If you would like to learn more about the film please visit the Official Website. You can also check out the film on the various social networking sites – FacebookTwitterInstagram and Tumblr. You can subscribe to the film’s YouTube channel too.

The official hashtag is #EarthtoEcho.

This weekend would be the perfect time to see the film. Going to the theater is not only a great activity for the whole family it’s also a wonderful way to beat the heat. If that sounds like a great idea this weekend would be a perfect time to see the film, Earth To Echo.

I have a special Earth To Echo giveaway too! This is a “flash” giveaway and will end at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 11, 2014. It is open to U.S. residents only.

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The lucky winner will receive a $100 Fandango gift code which can be used to purchase tickets to go see the film with your family (or any other film, but ideally Earth to Echo :-)).

This giveaway is a little different then normal ones.

To enter tweet or post on Instagram the answer to this question – “Who will you bring to see Earth To Echo this weekend?” You MUST include the hashtag #GoSeeEarthToEcho in your tweet and/or Instagram post to be eligible.

Once you tweet and/or shared on Instagram copy/paste the URL of the tweet and/or Instagram post in the comments section of this post. You can get the URL of your Instagram post by visiting www.Instagram.com/YOUR INSTAGRAM NAME and looking for the image. Click on it then copy/paste that URL.

Kimberly

*I have been compensated for my participation however the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Host your own 90′s themed party! (giveaway ends 7/2/14)

 

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

I know it seems a bit “odd” to be doing a giveaway for the 90′s, after all, the 90′s seem like another life time. Some might even say that the 90′s was the last great decade.

When you think of the 90′s, what comes to mind? Do you think about the music? Television shows? Political events? Technology? When I think about the 90′s I think about more personal things first and foremost – like when I first met my husband and we got married (96′), our first home (97′), when our daughter was born (97′) and when our son was born (99′).

When I think back to that decade I also think about the music. Although I still prefer 80′s music, the 90′s also had a lot of great and memorable hits like Macarena (Los Del Rio), One Sweet Day (Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men) and I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston).

The 90′s was also when Princess Diana died (97′) and when Sir Elton John’s song Candle In The Wind became a hit.

In the 90′s we had Bill Clinton and his Monica Lewinsky “incident”, OJ Simpson’s murder trial and the first World Trade Center bombing.

I also feel that the 90′s saw a huge leap in technology. When my husband and I first met in 97′ we were still using monstrous sized computers with the dark screen and little green “blip” as a curser. Suddenly there were computers where you could see photos on the internet. Video games also came a long way since I had my first Intellivision game console in the 80′s. The television games of the 90′s seemed so much more advanced.

Beepers were suddenly replaced with cellphones (they were huge!) and if you owned a Palm Pilot you must have been really important. LOL!

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

If you were born in the 90′s, or just grew up during that decade, you will want to mark your calendar for Sunday, July 6, 2014. Premiering at 9:00 PM (EST) the National Geographic Channel is hosting The 9o’s: The Last Great Decade? The show is narrated by Rob Lowe, who I swear hasn’t aged since the 90′s either. Ha Ha.

The air dates are as follows;

Episode 1: Great Expectations – Air Date: Sunday, July 6 at 9 p.m.

Episode 2: Friends & Enemies – Air Date: Monday, July 7 at 9 p.m.

Episode 3: Politically Incorrect – Air Date Tuesday, July 8 at 9 p.m.

I have been watching screeners with my family. My husband and I have been having fun remembering things. There as a lot about the 90′s that we’ve forgot about. This special series have reminded us of some great, and not-so-great, things about the 90′s. Take for example Waco, Texas. I totally forgot about that situation – yet I remember watching it on the news.

It’s a fun trip down memory lane for those of us who lived through the 90′s.

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

The best part about watching this special series with my family is watching my kid’s reaction to things. They were only infants in the 90′s. They have no recollection whatsoever.

Please note that some content might not be suitable for young viewers. Parental discretion is advised. My kids are 17 and almost 15 so they are a decent age for this. There is a segment for Jerry Springer where women’s breasts have to be fuzzed out. I just made my kids close their eyes.

The 90′s: The Last Great Decade is both fascinating and entertaining. From what I’ve watched so far (I have to finish watching Episode 3) it’s pretty amazing. National Geographic put a lot of time and research into this.

I think it would be cool to see similar series for the 70′s and 80′s too.

I’ll be having a 90′s themed party the night of the event. National Geographic sent my family plenty of goodies to get us in the 90′s mood.

Fun masks (sticks included - some assembly required). The Bill Clinton mask was smiling at me when I opened the package. LOL!

Fun masks (sticks included – some assembly required). The Bill Clinton mask was smiling at me when I opened the package. LOL!

Screener (disc shaped container) not included in the prize package.

Screener (disc shaped container) not included in the prize package.

Fun candy and coasters with 90's themed recipes on them.

Fun candy and coasters with 90′s themed recipes on them.

Fun games and toys!

Fun games and toys!

90's theme cups, napkins and beverage.

90′s theme cups, napkins and beverage.

I’ll also be live-tweeting during the series too. If you don’t follow me already please consider doing so. My Twitter handle is @She_Scribes.

To get you excited about the series I have a special giveaway for a lucky reader. This will be a quick giveaway because I want the winner to get the prize package BEFORE the series starts.

One lucky winner will receive the following – similar to my prize package pictured above:

  • Themed cocktail recipes,
  • Mad libs and other familiar party games
  • Celebrity party masks
  • Branded décor.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 2, 2014 at 12:00 noon (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what comes to mind when you think about the 90′s? Is there a specific event, show, song or something else that comes to mind?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I received free products and screeners in exchange for a review and my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Earth to Echo – In Theaters July 2, 2014 (giveaway ends 7/12/14)

 

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Landing in theaters on July 2, 2014 is the fun, family summer film Earth to Echo. Earth to Echo is about an adorable little alien and best friends who are trying to save their community. The film reminds me of a combination between The Goonies, E.T. and The Sandlot. 

Tuck, Munch and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.

The film is rated PG and stars Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig and Ella Linnea Wahlested. The young cast might not be well known yet, but I have a feeling once this film is released they will quickly become Hollywood’s new “it” actors.

Check out the film’s trailer.

 

I think this is going to be a great film to bring the whole family to see this summer. I think young and old alike will enjoy it.

I hope they come up with an Echo toy. He looks adorable. I’m sure many kids (eve us “big kids”) would have fun with their very own Echo.

I know a lot of people are really into Mindcraft. I’m not really sure what that is. I think you need to be a “gamer” to appreciate it. None the less, check out this cool Mindcraft animation based on the film.

 

If you would like to learn more about the film please visit the Official Website. You can also check out the film on the various social networking sites – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. You can subscribe to the film’s YouTube channel too.

The official hashtag is #EarthtoEcho.

In honor of the film’s release I have a special Earth to Echo giveaway for a lucky reader. The prize includes;

  • $25 Visa card to see the film in theaters July 2
  • BikeGlow Safety kit to head out on a summer adventure

The prize package is courtesy of Relativity Media.

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This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you’d like to win this prize package and/or do you plan on seeing the film?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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FREE Downloadable/Printable RIO 2 Activity Pages & More

 

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Coming soon to a store near you is the fun family film RIO 2. It will be available on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD on July 15, 2014.

The cast of the animated hit comedy Rio returns — along with a new flock of all-star voice talent, including Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Garcia and more — in this high-flying sequel for the whole family. The party continues when Blu (Oscar® nominee Jesse Eisenberg1), Jewel (Oscar® winner Anne Hathaway2) and their three kids take a walk on the wild side and embark on a colorful, comical, music-filled journey through the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit into his new surroundings, he goes beak-to-beak with the villainous Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law!

I am giving away a copy of the film. The giveaway ends on July 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). Here is the link in case you are interested in entering – RIO 2 Giveaway.

With school out of session for the summer I’m sure many parents and caregivers will be looking for fun things to do with their children.

In honor of the movie’s release here are plenty of RIO 2 activity sheets you can download, save and print out to enjoy with your family.

Here you’ll find activities, recipes, sing-a-long song sheets and more.

To enjoy simply click on the activity/image and a larger one will appear. From there you can either save and/or print it out.

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Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. 

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Paddington Bear Coming to Theaters this Christmas

 

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Are you familiar with the cuddly little bear named Paddington? He’s a popular character in children’s literature. He wears a red floppy hat, blue coat and carries a suitcase. He’s very polite and love marmalade. Unfortunately for Paddington he’s always getting into trouble where ever he goes.

I fell in love with the character when I was a child. I always wanted my own plush Paddington Bear.

When I was a teenager I was in London (England) with my family. When were shopping at the famous Harrods I came across a plush Paddington. I just had to have it.

My bear sat on the shelf in my room for many years until I packed him away. When I became a mom for the first time I brought Paddington out of storage and used him in my daughter’s room, and eventually he was passed on to my son.

Paddington has since been packed away again but I am hopeful I’ll see him again either when we are finally able to buy a house or when I have grandchildren.

I am thrilled to announce that Paddington Bear is making his way to theaters this Christmas in his first film.

From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he  begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you,” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

The film stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Nicole Kidman.

Here is the film’s trailer.

 

It looks really cute. I can’t wait to see it.

Yesterday (June 25, 2014) was Paddington’s birthday. He turned 56 years old! He doesn’t look a day over 5. :-)

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To celebrate his special day and his film’s debut this Christmas, Macy’s and The Weinstein Company proudly announced that Paddington will be trading in his London digs to the sky above the Big Apple as a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon. AWESOME!!!

My family and I have the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on our “Bucket List”. I would love to go this year and see the Paddington balloon. That would be a lot of fun.

If you would like to learn more about Paddington please visit the film’s Official Website. You can also check out the film on Facebook and follow it on Twitter. The official hashtag is #PaddingtonMovie.

What do you think about the film? Are you a Paddington fan? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Kimberly

*Although compensated for this post the opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in any way. 

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