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Disney Zumba Videos
Shocker it involves Disney magic! I love to dance and so do both of my children. Zumba is one of the things I miss about being able to go to the gym. Fortunately, YouTube exists and plenty of instructors have shared their routines. But if you're familiar with Zumba, not all the music or moves are what you would call family friendly.
While searching for videos for myself, I found some Disney Zumba videos. Naturally I had to check that out and I have found my people. These instructors have come up with routines to some of my favorite Disney songs. So not only will I be dancing my heart out but singing too!
These Disney Zumba dances will provide a solid 30 minutes of cardio for the whole family. Oh and a lot of smiles too. You can't help but smile when you're dancing and singing along with You're Welcome from Moana.
Where can you find Disney Zumba Videos?
The obvious answer is YouTube. However you run the risk of being sucked into the rabbit hole of videos and suggested content and there goes your whole workout time. I've made a Disney Zumba Playlist for our family and yours. Just click here for our Disney Zumba Workout List and have some fun!
Quick suggestion: The best way to do this if you're able is to cast YouTube to your TV. You can do this either using the YouTube App or from YouTube.com.
Casting Videos From YouTube
Casting videos from YouTube or the YouTube app is simple. Make sure your Chromecast is connected to the internet and your TV.
If you don't have one, they are available at many online retailers including Best Buy.
From YouTube.com simply click on the casting icon in the lower right of the video screen to cast to your television. If using the app, the icon is at the top of the home screen.
Other Indoor Activities for Kids
Thirty minutes of working out is great but what about the rest of the day? Entertaining kids that are stuck inside is not on the top of my I'm so excited for this list. While it's not my favorite thing to do, there are some great indoor activities for kids that include the magic of Disney and/or bring some educational value to the table.
If you're stuck on how and where to find educational resources for your children read 40+ Free Online Resources for Kids. This lists includes links to free educational websites, virtual tours, art classes, and more. It is currently my sanity saver for virtual school work.
Disney workout videos are great but they might have you and your kids missing Disney a little bit more. Until we can get back to Disney, we are choosing to create Disney magic at home. Disney recipes, Disney crafts, and good old fashioned Disney fun awaits.
Free Frozen 2 Printable Activities
The original Frozen Free Printables were a hit not only with my kids but it is still a popular post on this site. Kids just love some Elsa, Anna, and Olaf! Well now they can enjoy more free Frozen 2 coloring pages, Frozen 2 mazes, and more.
Print these Frozen 2 printables as many times as you like, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee while listening to the sounds of crayons on paper and not of siblings arguing. Another idea for family movie night is having the kids look for all the Frozen 2 Easter eggs scattered throughout the film.
Download your free Frozen 2 printable activities
Must have Frozen 2 Toys and Games
With more days at home in our future, Easter, and birthdays, it would be fun to pick up these must have Frozen 2 toys and games.
Here is our complete list of the new Frozen 2 dolls, playsets, and games the kids will love.
- Frozen 2 Singing Elsa Doll
- Frozen 2 Singing Anna Doll
- Frozen 2 Trouble
- Anna Sister Styles Doll
- Anna Arendelle Fashions Doll
- Elsa Arendelle Fashions Doll
- Frozen 2 Mattias Doll
- Elsa and Nokk
- Sledding Adventures Doll Pack
- Frozen Adventure Collection
- Frozen 2 Family Set
- Frozen Pop Adventures Elsa's Bedroom
- Frozen 2 Honeymaren
- Frozen 2 Pop Adventures Series 1 Surprise Blind Box
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Call of the Wild on Digital
Call of the Wild is set in the last 1800s during the Klondike Gold Rush, and follows the story of Buck, a larger than life St. Bernard Scotch Collie dog. One fateful night, Buck is kidnapped from his home by a townsperson and sold to men who will take him north.
Once he arrives in Alaska, he is bought but the kind mail delivery man, Perrault, who trains him to be part of a dog sled team. During his journeys on the mail team he encounters the good-hearted loner John Thornton.
John is searching for something within himself, to fill the void of an immense loss. Reunited after some harrowing instances, Buck and John set out to explore the unknown, to go off map and truly answer the call of the wild.
This film showcases the kind of determination we can all have when faced with overwhelming circumstances. Like another rugged stray we know and love, don't tell Buck the odds.
Call of the Wild Free Printable Activities
Even though in my parent review of Call of the Wild I cautioned against younger viewers, that doesn't mean that they can't still enjoy the fun parts of the film. These free Call of the Wild activities are perfect for all ages!
Download your Call of the Wild Free Printable Activities. These include bookmarks, a maze, coloring sheets, game, and more! We also have a ton of other great movie themed printable activities for the family.
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Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker takes place about a year after the events of The Last Jedi. Supreme Leader Snoke is dead and now Kylo Ren has taken his place. Rey is busy training to become a Jedi while the rest of The Resistance prepares for battle against The First Order. News has spread throughout the galaxy that Emperor Palpatine has risen, presenting a new threat to our heroes.
read more: Star Wars Viewing Order
The Rise of Skywalker honors the legacy of Star Wars and reaffirms what made us all love this franchise to begin with. It is a satisfying conclusion to this decades long saga. And now it is finally time to bring it home and complete your Skywalker Saga.
The Rise of Skywalker is now available to own on Digital HD and coming March 31, 2020 to Blu-ray, 4K, and DVD.
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Bonus Features:
- The Skywalker Legacy – The story lives forever in this feature-length documentary that charts the making of Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker.
read more: The Rise of Skywalker Easter Eggs and Cameos
- Pasaana Pursuit: Creating the Speeder Chase – Dive into the making of the movie’s epic landspeeder chase and discover how this spectacular sequence was brought to the screen.
- Aliens in the Desert – See what it took to create the Pasaana desert scenes, from the sheer scale and complexity of the shoot to its colorful details.
- D-O: Key to the Past – Explore the ship that connects Rey to the mystery of her missing parents and get to know the galaxy’s newest, irresistible droid.
- Warwick & Son – Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in Star Wars Return of the Jedi, dons the Ewok costume once more; this time joined by his son Harrison.
- Cast of Creatures – The team behind the film’s memorable creatures reveal the puppetry, makeup, prosthetics and digital magic that bring them to life!
read more: All the Force Ghosts in Rise of Skywalker
Digital Exclusive Bonus Feature:
- The Maestro’s Finale – Composer John Williams reflects on his body of work for the Star Wars saga and shares insights on scoring Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars super fans these are the special editions you are looking for:
Digital copies are available for purchase as well from Amazon and Movies Anywhere.
Star Wars Puppy Chow
Every movie night needs a special treat. Puppy chow is something that is easy enough to make and customize for the movie you're watching. The kids will love it and they could even make this one on their own.
1. I added the powdered sugar in 1/2 cup at a time to get a more even coating.
1. I added the powdered sugar in 1/2 cup at a time to get a more even coating.
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Creating Disney Magic At Home
Creating Disney magic at home is easy! Whether you are missing Disney parks, just got home from vacation, or could use a little more magic in your day, these tips will help bring Disney to you. Lets face it, we all need some pixie dust right about now.
Disney Movies and TV Shows
Thank the maker for Disney Plus, Disney Now, and Movies Anywhere. Between those three you have access to almost everything Disney has ever made. From classics like Cinderella to new films like Onward.
Disney+ is our life saver at the moment. With so many shows and films to watch it is definitely helping pass the time. Over on the DisneyNow App Disney Parks is sharing 3 of their parks shows: Disneyland's Fantasmic!, Rivers of Light and Happily Ever After from Walt Disney World. Simply download the free app, search Disney, and select “Experience Disney Magic.”
read more: What To Binge Watch On Disney Plus Right Now
Disney Food at Home
This is where I would ask if someone could make me a Dole Whip float but since we are stuck at home, looks like I need to make it myself. Good thing there are copy cat recipes all over Pinterest. Oh and yes I have some on this site for you too.
For Disney food at home can be as simple as these Toy Story inspired snacks or you can go all out and create an entire meal designed after your favorite attraction or character. My friend Jana has a recipe for a Frozen White Chocolate Milkshake and doesn't it look amazing? Click here for her Disney inspired recipes.
Or, if baking or creating recipes is not your thing you can also look for Mickey Ice Cream Bars, Star Wars Ice Cream Sandwiches, Toy Story Themed Ice Cream, and other various snack foods at your local grocery store. We found these at Target. I've also seen them at Wegmans on the East Coast.
Have a special day coming up? My birthday is next month so I totally feel the lack of being able to go out pain. Birthdays at home can also be special with lots of Disney touches. Find more of my Disney party ideas here.
Disney Youtube Videos
Do you find yourself wandering around your house singing Yo Ho Yo Ho a Pirate's Life For Me? Or It's a small world after all? No matter your favorite Disney ride, parade, or fireworks show there are tons of YouTube videos for you to choose from. Come with me for a ride on Splash Mountain!
Cast it to the TV and sit up close to feel like you are really there on the Incredicoaster, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Splash Mountain. Or you know tear up watching Happily Ever After or the now retired Wishes show. No one will judge you… I'm a totally crier during fireworks. Anyone else?
A lot of Disney fans have been making their own Disney ride videos to help past the time until Disney opens again. These are creative and sure to make you smile. Get creative with your family to make your own.
Enjoy ours as we take you around the Walt Disney World monorail!
Disney Home Decor
Even if you can’t go to Disney you can bring a little pixie dust into your home with some Disney home decor. We like to use our Refillable Mugs from the resorts as well as other Disney mugs when we drink our tea and coffee. Science says it tastes better that way.
I also have various art pieces from our trips and collectibles hanging around that make me smile when I see them. If you find yourself lacking in Disney home decor, mugs, art, etc head over to ShopDisney to shop their extensive Disney home decor categories. In just a week or so you too can have Disney magic throughout your home.
You want more ideas?? I don't blame you, this is an insane time! Check out Jana's: More ways to Bring Disney To Your Home!
Grab your Minnie Mouse ears and Magic Bands. Being stuck at home doesn't mean you can't look fabulous. Not to mention this gives you a great excuse to get out of your pajamas into some real clothes! Although no judgement if you want to stay in your jammies. You can rock some cute ones like these Disney pajamas.
If you're like us you have “Disney Parks” clothes. These are the outfits we buy knowing where in the parks we want to wear them. Grab the kids, put on a fashion show and strut your stuff like you're Daisy Duck. Have the kids make a crown to award the most Disney-fied person in your house.
Listening to other Disney Nerds might also help stave off the Disney blues. Disney Podcasts, like the Geek Girls Universe podcast, are great for some much needed laughs.
Apple Music also features several Disney Parks playlists. It's free for the first 3 months!
Some other podcasts I recommend are:
Kids need something to occupy their time. Real talk, I like to get lost in crafts too. Most craft stores are doing curbside pickup, so even if you lack some supplies, getting them should not be a hassle. Target also sells craft supplies and those are available for order and pickup.
Remember how we talked about Minnie Ears in the Disneybounding section? If you don't have ears or want to make a custom pair, it's not as hard as you might think! Follow the instructions for my DIY Minnie Ears to create your own designs using whatever comfortable headband you want!
For those children who are struggling with how to express how they feel during this time, this Inside Out Emotions Wheel Printable is perfect. That movie has always been a great resource for children and their feelings. I use it to help teach lessons at my children's school when I volunteer.
Printable activities are fun and simple. No supplies required! If you have a printer and paper, you are golden. Some reader favorites are the Onward Free Printable Activities, Ralph Breaks The Internet Word Search, and Frozen Free Printables. Speaking of Frozen, how cute are these Frozen 2 Monolith Luminaries from my friend Meghan?
Plan Your Next Disney Vacation
Ultimately the best cure for missing Disney is to plan another vacation! Whether it is to Disneyland, Disney World, or on the Disney Cruise there is something magical about looking at all your options. Visit my friend at Get Away Today to save money on your next trip!
How do you bring Disney magic home? Leave a comment and let us know!