The Little Mermaid Movie Night

It is almost summer, its a Friday and the weather is nice out, so we decided to have our #Movienightfriday outside in our outdoor theater. Yes, living upstate (still unofficially full time as of right now) we have set one up in our yard. It was for worth it. Matthew and the rest of the family love the set up.

Anyway, we are having a Little Mermaid triple feature tonight. Yes I am that mom that allows multiple movies. We try to watch them all in one night or weekend. Tonight we will be watching The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid II:Return to the Sea and The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginning.

Now, I usually do a geographic lesson with our films but this one is a bit harder. There is no exact pinpoint location like other films but there are several clues as to where these films take place. You can read more about that in detail from my book The Disney Pixar Connection Volume 2: Straight to Video, which will be released on Black Friday. Anyway, Atlantica is in the Atlantic Ocean between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

Besides Geography and ELA (covered in the 5 Ws). We can talk more about the history of Mermaids. It is a little dark so that us my warning to you.

Or you can become a mermaid yourself now.

Then we had fun making Ariel inspired Frappuccinos.

Ariel Frappuccino

Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Equipment

  • blender
  • Venti cup
  • measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Ice
  • 1 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 3 scoops Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 pump Vanilla Syrup
  • *3 shots expresso
  • 2 scoops blackberries
  • 1 pump Raspberry Syrup
  • Sprinkle of Matcha Powder
  • whip Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Cut Strawberry

Instructions
 

  • In the blender add the ice, milk, ice cream (*heavy cream), sugar, vanilla extract, Blackberries and the raspberry syrup, (*expresso) until fully blended
  • Sprinkle Matcha in the cup before pouring the Frappuccino into the cup
  • Top with Whip cream and strawberry pieces

Notes

*Starbucks uses a Crème syrup and Vanilla bean powder
 
*Ice cream best replicates the taste but you can replace with 1 cup Heavy Cream
 
*The Starbucks Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino does not typically have expresso
Keyword Disney, Movie Night, Starbucks

hope you have fun crafting, cooking and watching.

Crafts

Toilet Paper Tube Mermaid Craft for Kids – Two Kids and a Coupon

“Help your little mermaid have swimmingly good craft time with this funtoilet paper tube mermaid craft for kids.” – Kim

Mermaid Handprint Craft For Kids [Free Template] – Simple Everyday Mom

“With summertime quickly approaching, we’re already planning some easy crafts for you to do with the kids. We love handprint crafts, so we decided to combine it with another one of our favorite things – mermaids!” – Sam

Homemade Seashell Bath Bombs – Dollar Crafter

“Relax and unwind your day with these wonderful Mermaid Seashell Bath Bombs that you can easily make at home.” – Stephanie

Mermaid Paper Craft For Kids [Free Template] – Simple Everyday Mom

“Kids love mermaids! They’re fun, get to live in the ocean, and remind them of summertime. If your child loves mermaids too, try out making this mermaid paper craft. It’s an easy and quick mermaid activity for kids that can be created with just a few supplies you already have at home.” – Sam

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Mermaid Baby Shower – This Vivacious Life

“A mermaid baby shower is a great theme because it is gender neutral and so fun! The DIY diaper cupcakes really complete the party.” – Chandice

Gluten-Free Coconut Cupcakes (Vegan, Allergy-Free) – Strength & Sunshine

These ultra-coconutty Gluten-Free Coconut Cupcakes are vegan, allergy-free, and so easy to make! A healthy coconut cake made with coconut milk, coconut oil, and shredded coconut; baked and topped with a delicious dairy-free coconut buttercream frosting with toasted coconut shreds! A perfect dessert recipe for any occasion!” – Rebecca

Homemade Gluten-Free + Vegan Goldfish (Allergy-Free, Grain-Free) – Strength & Sunshine

Nothing says childhood more than Goldfish crackers! Now you can make your own Homemade Gluten-Free & Vegan Goldfish that are top 8 allergy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and secretly protein-packed! A healthy snack recipe mom’s and kids will love!” – Rebecca

TIE DYE MACARONS (STEP BY STEP VIDEO) – Homebody Eats

Learn how to make (and troubleshoot) French style tie dye macarons with the help of a step by step video tutorial for beginners. These marbled macarons are perfect for a fun take on traditional French macarons. They would be perfect for a birthday party, graduation (customize with school colors), or even for a dinner party dessert!” – Jessica

Blue Lagoon Mocktail (The BEST!) – This Vivacious Life

This blue lagoon mocktail is a 3 minute non-alcoholic drink that everyone will enjoy! The sweet & fruity flavor comes from fresh citrus and sweet blue curaçao syrup.” – Chandice

How To Make Virgin Piña Coladas – Strength & Sunshine

You won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade Virgin Piña Coladas! Just 3 ingredients and a blender, these non-alcoholic frozen mocktails are naturally gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and perfect for kids! This naturally sweet and creamy tropical treat is a refreshing combo of pineapple and coconut that’s ready to be enjoyed in minutes!” – Rebecca

Virgin Banana Daiquiris – Strength & Sunshine

Your frosty tropical cocktail favorite made without the alcohol and right in a blender with just 3 real ingredients! Virgin Banana Daiquiris that are gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free you and even the kids can enjoy this healthy recipe!” – Rebecca

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ospreyshire
13 days ago

Very interesting craft and recipe ideas for this concept. Interestingly enough, I actually saw an anime adaptation of The Little Mermaid for the first time a few months ago which was actually faithful more or less to the original story. I even reviewed it on my film review blog. https://iridiumeye.wordpress.com/2021/08/28/hans-christian-andersens-the-little-mermaid-review/

ospreyshire
12 days ago

Thank you very much. I haven’t seen any live action adaptation of that story. Just the Disney version, this anime version, and a stage adaptation when I was a child.

ospreyshire
12 days ago

Good to know. I’ve actually preferred some of these adaptations that aren’t like the Disney version like Mulan: Rise of a Warrior, Jean Cocteau’s version of Beauty and the Beast, or even A Tree of Palme which is an arthouse anime take on Pinocchio. Very good point about the original story since I know what happens in that initial take of The Little Mermaid.

ospreyshire
12 days ago

Very good. I may have to check out that version in the future. It’s good that there are people who want to try different things with various adaptations instead of everyone just blindly following the Disney version.

ospreyshire
12 days ago

Sure thing and I respect that by giving your honest opinions instead of being a sycophant. Comparing and contrasting is a great idea. Even when I was a child, I didn’t see too many other variations of these stories Disney adapted except for some random animated works or that Happily Ever After show that HBO made that did multiethnic takes on fairy tales if you remember that program. You could have activities with Disney with other animated/film adaptations or the original books if they are age appropriate. It forces critical thinking.

ospreyshire
12 days ago

Nice. They look like fascinating lessons from what I’ve seen of your blog so far.