DVD recommendations?

zone_8grandmaDecember 20, 2006

Next weekend I will be having my two grandsons over for 2 nights. They are 8 and 11 years old. I want to keep them busy and entertained and would like to rent 2 or 3 DVD's.

Can you tell me what DVD's you've seen recently with your kids that you all enjoyed?


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Kids now days have seen so many of the NEWER movies, how about some YOU liked when younger. They may get into that. Example: Abbot and Costello movies (then practice Who's on first with them). Or old Disney movies...Swiss Family Robinsons, Old Yeller and Savage Sam, etc.


    Bookmark   December 20, 2006 at 2:05PM
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I liked "School of Rock" with Jack Black. Funny movie, the children are a bit precotious, but funny with Jack, and funny for the adult watching it as well. No bad language.

"Star Wars" is good. No swearing or undesirable images.

What a good grandma you are planning their visit, its lovely. Enjoy your time with them. You could also read to them.

Those "Lemmony Snicket" books are excellent.


    Bookmark   December 20, 2006 at 6:30PM
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Board games are always a good way for you to spend quality time together. Don't forget those as well. They are cheap to buy, if you don't have any.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2006 at 10:17AM
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They are coming over to visit YOU... not to watch DVDs.

Play games, read stories, do crafts.... make memories!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2006 at 3:56PM
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Thanks all. I should have explained that I DO other things with them as well. Last visit, I taught them how to play poker. LOL
We make brownies, do crafts, and play other games, but I do need to keep them occupied for two days and two nights, so wanted suggestions for movies we could curl up and watch together in the evenings.

I know that in a few more years, they'll be too busy to visit grandma, so these visits are very special to me.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2006 at 7:21PM
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I haven't seen it, but I would think "Invincible" may be really good.

And, I second the "Star Wars" movies. Here are some more they may like:

Chronicles of Narnia...
Charlie and the Choc. Factory
Eight Below
Cheaper by the Dozen 2
Sky High
National Treasure
A Christmas Story

I would maybe stay away from "Lemony Snicket's..." I know some 8 yr olds that were scared by it. I'm sure you don't want to have to deal with a scared kid that can't sleep!

I would bet they may even have some ideas themselves on what they may want to see. Just make sure the rating is age appropriate! Enjoy your time with them.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2006 at 12:18AM
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You are a wonderful Gran...can I send mine over there too, sounds like a lovely time...

What a special time for you all.


    Bookmark   December 22, 2006 at 2:09AM
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