This movie night shop featuring Big Hero 6 is sponsored.
I’ll be honest, going to movies as a family is tough on us. Sebby gets distracted easily, the crowds are too much and he gets over stimulated. So when I saw the previews for Big Hero 6, I knew a movie night wasn’t going to happen. I knew we’d have to wait (ever so patiently) for the Blu-Ray release on February 24 to have our own special sensory screening at home.
Sebby tends to fidget a lot, so I thought I’m make him a his own BayMax beanbag to play with while watching the movie. (I am also realizing I now need to make several BayMax beanbags so everyone has one) I figure if the kids get really antsy I can set up some sort of beanbag toss game.
Make your own BeanBag BayMax
White toddler socks
White beans or rice
White Embroidery Floss
Black Embroidery Floss
Depending on how thin your socks are, you may need to double them before you begin filling them with beans or rice.
I found it helpful to put the sock in a glass jar and stretch the cuff of the sock around the rim before filling the sock.
Fill your sock with the beans and carefully whip-stich the top closed, turning under the edges so they are not exposed.
Shape your BayMax so he has a head and a body, and using white embroidery floss to tie around his neck, defining the beanbags shape.
Once you have your BayMax shaped the way you like, add eyes using the black embroidery floss and beads.
Other sensory movie activities will include printables with games and coloring sheets based on the Big Hero 6 to keep my kids engaged in the film, even if they are not actively watching the movie. Quincy loves to color, so I tend to do this a lot.
With any movie night, you need snacks. Even though we don’t have any allergies, I try to stay pretty conscious of party snacks because many of our friends children do have gluten and nut allergies. So we make snack mix that’s really easy to make gluten-free if needed. A cereal is always a good place to start. Add some pretzel sticks , marshmallows and chocolate candies.
Snacks mean my kids will stay put and watch the movie, even if it’s on the living room floor.
Instead of spending $100 on movie tickets and snacks, and risk having to leave the theater because Sebby gets overwhelmed, I picked up nearly everything I needed for our Sensory Movie Night with Big Hero 6 at Target. Make sure you pick up your copy today!