Family Fun Month coincided with the August 6th DVD release of the multiple award-winning half-hour animated family film, Room on the Broom, from NCircle Entertainment. The movie is based on the #1 best-selling children’s picture book in America, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (the same author and illustrator team that created the critically acclaimed The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child), Room on the Broom is filled with humor and adventure, and teaches the importance of family, friends and teamwork!
In Room on the Broom, a witch and her cat are flying through the sky on their broomstick—until the witch drops her hat, then her bow, then her wand!
Here is our video review:
Have fun this Family Movie Night by enjoying together the fun-filled activities available for FREE for download at NCircle Entertainment’s activity site, EntertainmentThatEducates.com, including a coloring page featuring all of the endearing characters from the film; the “find the…” challenge that incorporates counting skills; templates for creating your own Room on the Broom finger puppets; and the elements for creating your very own magical wand! There’s also a word search puzzle and a dizzying maze to navigate. Goddess is having a blast.
The Room on the Broom has already earned numerous awards and accolades, including Britain’s Royal Television Award for “Best Children’s Program” and France’s Annecy Animation Festival’s Crystal Award for “Best TV Production.” It has been named “Best Animated Short” by the Toronto International Film Festival Kid’s Festival; was the “Audience Choice” at the Cleveland International Film Festival; and was the winner of the Curtinhas Competition for children’s programming at the Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival in Portugal.
If your child is like Goddess and chomping at the bite for Halloween, get a jump start by heading over to First Palette and create a witch hat and more. Pictures of ours are coming.
Here Is A List Of More Family Fun Month Activities:
August 9 is Book Lovers Day
Bring the family together and find a shady tree to sit outside and enjoy reading books together, including Room on the Broom. Reading is educational, informative and relaxing and sharing a love of reading with your family and friends makes everyone smarter, too.
August 23 is Ride the Wind Day
No broom is required as you can catch a ride on a gentle summer breeze by flying a kite, riding a bike, standing on a hill or just driving in the car with the windows down!
August 26 is National Dog Day
Where would our witch be without the help of a dog? This day, organized by the National Dog Day Foundation, honors dogs everywhere for all that they do for us – love, companionship, protection, service, safety and so much more. Get your kids involved by playing a little longer with your family pooch, by volunteering at your local animal shelter, donating unwanted blankets to Operation Blankets of Love or by making a family donation to one of the many worthy animal rescue groups.
August 27 is Just Because Day
As the final days of summer get swept into the early days of Fall, this holiday gives us all a chance to do something special “just because.” Replicate the kindness of the witch and the helpfulness of the dog, bird and frog. Open your heart as the cat ultimately did—and before you know it… iggety, ziggety, zaggety, zoom … you’ll be falling in love with Room on the Broom!
Need a Halloween gift idea that isn't candy?
Room on the Broom book is not a traditional Halloween story, it is Penguin Publishing’s best-selling Halloween title, selling over 500,000 copies in 2011/2012. So stock up on Room on the Broom to share with your friends and family! Room on the Broom DVDs are available at Target, Walmart, Toys”R”Us,amazon.com, Kmart, and many other retailers (SRP $9.99); Room on the Broom books are available everywhere books are sold (SRP: 16.99).
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary DVD and Book for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was received and all the opinions are my own.