Despite all of the change there is at least one thing that has remained constant. He loves Toy Story, as does his younger brother. Does not matter which one, they enjoy them all…though I think the release of the 4th one revived their feelings. Their blue eyes sparkled when I asked if they’d like to help make a life-sized board game that was centered around Toy Story. “Mommy, I’d love to do that but what does life-sized mean?” I actually got the idea from a local library that has hosted a life-sized Candy Land board game the last few years -I explained to my boys it would be somewhat similar to that. Off to planning we went!
“Why not just play a regular board game, Ashley? Why go through the trouble?” I know someone out there is asking that. For one, our Disney Eye Found it Game! seems to be lost. Two, I wanted to take advantage of the gorgeous weather outside but needed a change from the swing set. Three, sometimes it is just fun to be creative and I like to encourage that in my kids. I’ve noticed that when their little minds are focused on creating and trying something new they are less likely to be feuding with each other because they are so engaged -an added bonus! You following me? If so, here is a list of the main supplies that we used if you want to give it a go-round -your kids will have fun!
Kraft Paper Roll
Spray Glue (Ignore the glue stick in the picture -spray glue was the way to go!)
Painter’s Tape (Any strong tape will do, this just happened to be all I could find after I realized Scotch Tape wasn’t going to cut it!)
Disney themed foam stickers
Cell phone with playlist built from Spotify Premium.
Cut the circles out. If this feels too time consuming to you, just skip this step and you can use the printed paper as is.
Print this Cheat Sheet to run your game or come up with something similar using different movies/quotes from the movies so long as they match up with the characters that you have printed off. If you have more than 2 people playing the game, you will likely want to add additional quotes to this document.
Map out a path with the Kraft Paper Roll outside on a concrete surface and use your tape to hold the paper down. The path can be in any form that you wish and can be as long or as short as you wish -this will partially determine how long the game lasts.
Use spray glue to stick “Start,” “End,” and circle character cutouts on the path. It is up to you how far apart you want them to be -this will also impact how long or short the game lasts. The order does not really matter, other than having the “Start” at the beginning and the “End” where you want to the game to stop.
Stick foam stickers in between the character cutouts for a more defined path. This is not necessary to do if you want to skip this step -but we had the stickers on hand and it was just something else that I knew the boys would have fun doing.
Create a playlist in Spotify composed of songs from all of the movies that you selected characters from. The more songs you have, probably the better.
Each player stands on or near “Start.” If your kids are cool with picking out the order of who starts on their own -great! If not, you could ask each player to name as many characters as they know in “X” movie or pick multiple movies; you can improvise here.
Continue playing this way until someone reaches the “End.” The first Player to reach the “End” wins! Come up with a prize if you wish -in our case everyone got a Toy Story juice box when they finished up. The boys were then let in on a little secret that they’d be going to see Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment in September thanks to my partnership with Feld Entertainment, Inc. and their affiliates #happyfaces! I’ve got a little secret for you too…
As a Feld Entertainment Inc. Ambassador I’m excited to be hosting a giveaway for 4 tickets to one of the shows in Peoria -you can find the details about entering here on my Instagram page. You can also use my $5 discount code (“ASH5”) valid on select seating that can be used for the Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment 7 p.m. show on September 27th, 2019, 7 p.m. show on September 28, 2019, and the 5 p.m. show on September 29, 2019 in Peoria, Illinois at the Peoria Civic Center. I’m able to provide you with this discount as a result of my time and efforts in attending and reviewing the event myself.
You can grab tickets starting at $15 for Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantmenthere for the performances at the Peoria Civic Center. The full schedule for Peoria is as follows:
Friday, Sept. 27
– 7 p.m.
28 – 11 a.m./3 p.m./7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29 – 1 p.m./5 p.m.
There is also an opportunity to experience FrozenFun with Anna & Elsa in which your kids (and you!) can meet Frozen friends and enjoy frosty festivities! Tickets for this interactive experience start at $40 and the fun runs for 45 minutes including:
I am an FEI Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending Feld Entertainment productions and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment, Inc. or one of its affiliates has provided me with complimentary tickets and opportunities to attend its private pre-production events. Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.