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Our family loves movies, and are super excited for some amazing ones hitting theaters this year – like Norm of the North on January 15th! As we’re getting ready for a family night out, I thought it’d be fun to make a fun New York City Sunglasses Printable for the kiddos. Now they’re just like Norm!
The latest movie release from Lionsgate introduces a big-hearted, talkative polar bear named Norm. Going from his home in the Arctic to NYC, he’s on a mission to prevent his beloved home from being overrun by developers looking to profit from the land. With some crazy-yet-helpful friends, Norm takes on the Big Apple, big business and a BIG identity crisis as he tries to save the day!
After we watched the trailer, the kids asked me ‘wouldn’t a polar bear be afraid to go to New York?’ I would think so! That led to a deep discussion about how sometimes you have to do things that scare you – take adventures – to kind of find not only what you love and what makes you happy, but who YOU are. I can’t wait to see the film with them so we can go further down that rabbit hole of a discussion!
Of course, we also had to discuss adventures WE’VE taken as a family – such as our all-of-a-sudden job switch for hubby, then moving an hour away from friends and school. It was terrifying, to be honest! But we learned so much as a family – working together, including the kids in the packing and planning, and making NEW friends. Through the whole process, we talked about how we could either be grumpy and make it even harder, or embrace this new adventure. We chose the latter, and now the whole family is better off for it!
For these printable sunglasses, first Download it Here. It prints onto an 8.5×11 sheet with TWO sunglasses cut-outs per page. Let your kids color them, help them cut-out the eye parts, then use a whole punch and yarn/ribbon so they can put it around their head.
Super simple, but the kids LOVE it! Now they’re begging me to see Norm of the North IN New York City – oh, if only!
What adventure has YOUR family embraced lately?
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