This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie & #FishAndFlicks #CollectiveBias. Here I’ll share tips for a Family Fun Movie Night, a fun FREE 24 Page Polar Bear Activity Pack for kids and great info on an affordable plan for family-friendly mobile services.
Did you know that on the Walmart Family Mobile Plus plan, you get a free VUDU movie each month ($7 value)? Yep. A free movie each month! The boys and I love to watch family fun movies and we opted to watch “Norm of the North”, a silly movie about a Polar Bear using our credits for a free movie on the VUDU app on our Alcatel Fierce XL mobile phone.
FREE 24 Page Polar Bear Activity Pack for Kids
I sat with my kids and together we surfed our Alcatel Fierce XL mobile phone to search for fun kids’ movies. When we came across “Norm of the North” we decided to get it on VUDU and watch it together as a family. The boys and I had so much fun inventing a movie snack fit for Norm and leaning about arctic polar bears, that I decided to create a FREE 24 Page Polar Bear Activity Pack for kids and an easy recipe incorporating Swedish Fish. A Polar Bear’s diet includes things like fish, seals, kelp, berries, waterfowl, and shellfish. You can download the FREE 24 Page Polar Bear Activity Pack for Kids at the end of this post.
“Norm of the North” Family Movie Night
“Norm of the North” is above all, a silly movie. If your family enjoys laughter and general silliness, it’s a great movie for family fun. The movie touches on some of the aspects of the importance of environmental protection, but I like it because it highlights some of the character-building values I want to instill in my children.
- It’s ok to be different. Norm is a talking Polar Bear and other arctic animals make fun of his “human-like” characteristics.
- You can use your talents and skills in unique ways to bless others. Norm does this throughout the movie.
- Don’t let criticism from others keep you from your calling. Despite heckling from other Arctic animals, Norm finds his own way using his unique talents.
- Find a mentor who can help you reach your true potential – the way Norm did by turning to memories of his grandfather for inspiration, and the wise old seagull, Socrates.
Some of the reviews I read on “Norm of the North” were very critical. But in my mind, what I valued about the movie was the focus on living up to the unique talents we each have as individuals. I think it’s unrealistic to expect a pristine environmental protection message from this children’s movie. It’s a fun movie, and if you take the time to watch it, I think it’s best to focus on how Norm overcomes his critics, relies on his mentor, and makes new friends.
As a parent, I enjoy explaining the high points of a movie to my kids. The boys and I had some great conversations after this movie talking through the characters and their motives. Best of all, “Norm of the North” was FREE on VUDU with our Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan. With VUDU’s easy to use menus, you can find and watch their movies on your smart TV.
A Snack Fit for a Polar Bear
Now, typically, our family would snack on popcorn during a movie, but I was aiming for a themed movie night, so we decided to create a snack fit for Norm the polar bear.
To create our snack, the boys and I talked about what polar bears eat in the wild. We learned that fish and seals are at the top of the list, so when I found Swedish Fish in a 1.9 lb. bag on rollback at Walmart for $4.48, I knew we had the perfect treat for our movie night. The Swedish Fish now come in new packaging and even though it’s a “new look,” it’s the “same fish.” We then added some Honey Maid Teddy Grahams to represent Norm, and each of us picked one other favorite. Chocolate for Mommy, chocolate chip cookies for my four-year-old, and OREOs for my six-year-old.
Ingredients for a Polar Bear Movie Snack:
- 1 1.9 lb. bag of Swedish Fish
- 1 10 oz. Box of Honey Maid Teddy Grahams
- 1 Box of 12 Packs of OREO mini, Mini Chips Ahoy, and Nutter Butter Bites
- 1 3.5 oz. Bar of Cadbury “Dairy Milk” Milk Chocolate
Directions: Take 1/3 cup of each ingredient and mix together in a bowl for simple and easy movie snacking.
Fabulous Features of the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS
We selected our “Norm of the North” movie from the VUDU app on our Alcatel Fierce XL on sale for $99.00 (Rollback from $119.00), using the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS. The plan features Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE data PLUS a free movie on VUDU ($7 value) every month per line for $49.88.
The Fun Doesn’t Stop There!
In addition to finding and selecting our free movie on VUDU, we were able to use the Alcatel Fierce XL mobile phone to play “Launch the Lemmings” from the Norm of the North web site. Just go to the Norm of the North web site and click on “games” to play. To win, you pull back the lemmings and aim them at the tourists on the cruise ship. Let go of the lemmings and each time you knock out a tourist you score points.
Here is how it looks on the Alcatel Fierce XL mobile phone. Again, pure silliness. Kids won’t learn anything about lemmings this way, but the game and the expressions are entertaining and funny!
Download your copy of this FREE 24 Page Polar Bear Activity Pack for Kids
This polar bear activity pack is filled with adventurous actvivities for kids including a polar beat hunt and DIY binoculars! In all, there are 17 Activities for Kids (24 pages) including:
- 3 Coloring Pages
- 2 Match the Bears and Bear Parts Pattern Pages
- 4 Puzzles Cutting Practice
- Align and Count
- Polar Bear Hunt Map
- DIY Polar Bear Hunt
- Polar Bear Hunt Binoculars
- Polar Bear Puppet Craft
- Polar Bear do-a-dot
To download your free copy of this FREE 24 Page Polar Bear Activity Pack for Kids with coloring, matching, and fun worksheets for kids, simply click the yellow button below.
Download your FREE 24 Page Polar Bear Activity Pack for Kids
An Affordable Solution for Mobile Services and Movie Nights
For the first time ever the Walmart Family Mobile starter kit will be on rollback for $19.88 (from $25). Now, Walmart Family Mobile helps you save even more money when it comes to setting up your service. If you enjoy unlimited talk, text, and data; and family fun movies, I highly recommend you check out the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan at Walmart. My out of pocket was really low compared to other prepaid carriers – only $19.88 to get started.
To get started, you just need to select the phone (other makes and models are available at Walmart) and pick up a starter kit. The Walmart Family Mobile plan is one of the lowest priced unlimited plans available and includes unlimited talk, text and data. Great for mobile services and surfing the web!
You can pick up everything I’ve featured here at Walmart. Find the Swedish Fish on the candy aisle and the Walmart Family Mobile phones and plan in the electronics department.
If you visit the Walmart Family Mobile Social Hub (http://cbi.as/3nukn), you can find out when a Walmart Family Mobile in-store rep will be available to assist you. The reps will have Swedish Fish samples on site. 😉
Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to Walmart Family Mobile Phones and Pricing or your local Walmart for current pricing.
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