Luca, came out last week on June 18th. It is a Pixar/Disney film that was released both theatrically and straight to Disney + without a VIP premier. We immediately had to watch, not just because it is a new Disney film and I am a Disney Adult and Disney Film Historian, but also because we love having movie nights.
Movie Nights can not only be fun but also super educational, even watching animated films. The 5 Ws (Who, What, Why, Where and When) cover ELA and Geography. Based off that we theme up our meals and crafts based off the film. So with Luca being based off the coast of Italy, we thought we would do a traditional Italian meal with a a bit of a mermaid/merman spin.
EASY, ELEGANT ITALIAN MEATBALL BREAD BRAID by Kristy Stillwell
Whipped Ricoota Toast by Masala and Chai
15 Minute Grilled Marinated Asparagus with Italian Gremolata by The Purple Pumpkin
Easy Classic Italian Pasta Salad by On My Kids Plate
Pasta Al Forno by Trendgredient
Pasta Alla Norma by Drugstore Divas
FETTUCCINE WITH VENETIAN CHICKEN SAUCE by Mission Food Adventure
The Best Chicken Meatball Recipe with Homemade Marinara by Cuisine & Travel
10 Minute Spaghetti Recipe by ifoodreal
Bruschetta Chicken Pasta by On My Kids Plate
CROCK POT ITALIAN MEATBALL SOUP by Eating on a Dime
One-pan Chicken Cacciatore by The Purple Pumpkin
SEADOGS WITH MERMAYO: MERMAID FISH STICK SANDWICHES by Mom Foodie
Lasagna by When is Dinner?
Blue Mermaid Hot Chocolate by Finding Zest
Grain-Free Italian Wedding Snowball Cookies by Strength & Sunshine
Grain-Free Amaretto Cookies by Strength & Sunshine
Gluten-Free Italian Anise Cookies by Strength & Sunshine
Sparkling Mermaid Ice Cream Cones by Finding Zest
Mermaid Jello Cups by Finding Zest
Mermaid Rice Krispie Treats by Finding Zest
Dazzling Mermaid Puppy Chow Recipe by 3 Boys and a Dog
We also add in fun themed Crafts. Here are some fun ideas as well. You can also pretend to be mermaid/mermen in the tub. You can color in Mermaid/men themed pages and so much more.
Toilet Paper Roll Mermaid by Frugal Mom Eh
HOW TO MAKE CRAYONS SHAPED LIKE MERMAID TAILS by One Crazy Mom
Mermaid Handprint Craft For Kids by Simple Everyday Mom
Mermaid Paper Bag Craft For Kids by Simple Everyday Mom