This post about Shaun the Sheep Movie is part of my Fandango Family Ambassadorship.
“Where are we going on Wednesday?”
“I don’t know Sebby, are we going?”
“We’re going to see Shaun the Sheep”
We saw the previews for Shaun the Sheep when we saw Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out earlier this summer. The we saw the preview again when we saw The Minion Movie. I assumed Sebby would be unimpressed by the claymation film inspired by Wallace and Gromit.
I was wrong. Needless to say, Alan and I were pleasantly surprised since Wallace and Gromit has been a favorite of ours for many years.
Soon after, Shaun the Sheep Movie previews started airing on television, and almost immediately Sebby began asking “Where are we going on Wednesday?”
Shaun the Sheep Movie came out on August 5th. The first thing Sebby asked me was when we were going to see it. We didn’t make it. See, Sebby and his sister, Quincy went to my Mom’s house for two weeks in August. AKA “Nanni Camp” 3 days after the movie came out.
We didn’t see Shaun the Sheep until it had been in theaters for nearly three weeks. I’m not sure how many times my mom heard “Where are we going on Wednesday?” but I’m guessing quite a few times.
The closest movie theater to us is a Fandango theater, and they are pretty family friendly, we’ve also figured out a good routine that works well with Sebby’s Autism. Also important (since Regal Cinemas doesn’t have Sensory Screenings yet, ahem) so when the kids got back from Nanni Camp, we took them to see Shaun the Sheep Movie.
And they loved it.
When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.
Shaun is still a big hit in our house, so when Quincy was home this week recovering from her eye surgery, we made Shaun the Sheep puppets!
They were really easy, here’s how:
Shaun the Sheep Movie Puppets
1.) Trace your hand on black construction paper
2.) Carefully cut out the hand, rounding off to create the body of your sheep.
3.) Glue cotton balls all over the “palm” of the hand, leaving the fingers exposed for the legs and the thumb exposed for the head.
4.) Glue two googly eyes on the thumb of the cutout to make Shaun’s face.
5.) Glue a tongue depressor to the back of the sheep to make a puppet.
It’s not too late to see Shaun the Sheep Movie with your family. View showtimes for Shaun the Sheep Movie on Fandango.