Despicable Me Movie Night

It’s #Movienightfriday and we are having a banana filled day.

Anyway, we are having so much fun today with the minions but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a little lesson to go along with it. The franchise includes The Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Despicable Me 3, Minions, and Minions: Rise of Gru.

Despicable Me does cover the social issues of foster care and adoption, that is a long and complex lesson in itself. Despicable Me 3 you can do a music lesson on Prince.

And then with the Minion movies, you can add geography on where they traveled to but also a lesson on evolution.

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And sometimes we just like having fun with cooking and crafts, no matter what you will enjoy it as much as we do.



Free Printable Minions Bingo at

“In anticipation of the new Minions movie coming to theaters on July 10th (and because Minions are pretty much the best thing ever), I decided to create a free printable Minions bingo game for you to play!! My daughter loves everything Minion, and we’ve been having so much fun playing this bingo and seeing all the Minions being, well, Minions!!” – Lindsay

Simple Handprint Minion Card Craft For Kids – Simple Everyday Mom

Handprint Minion Craft For Kids | Make this DIY minion card for Dad this Father's Day or any celebration! #kids #kidsactivities #kidsactivity #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #handprintcrafts #handprintart #minion #minioncrafts #fathersday #preschool #kindergarten #elementary #ece #earlychildhood

“Inside: Make this handprint minion card craft for Father’s Day or any special occasion!” – Sam

How to make your Minions: The Rise Of Gru party unforgettable. – Mommy Snippets

Minions The Rise Of Gru

“We’ve all fallen in love with those tiny yellow creatures with crazy, big personalities, the funniest lingo, and their love for bananas.  Right from their first appearance in Despicable Me, followed by Despicable Me 2, Despicable Me 3, and finally the ultimate Minions-centric movie- Minions, they’ve dominated the big screen. Earlier on in the year, my kids started counting down to the slotted summer release of Minions : The Rise of Gru but then, Covid-19 happened.” – Marina

Homemade Minion Bath Salts – Totally the Bomb

minion bath salts

“Minions releases this week in theaters and I figured, “Hey, we need put together some fun Minion crafts”. So we did! The first thing on our checklist was Minion Bath Salts! These are so easy to make and they turned out better than I even imagined! Kids are going to go crazy for these!” – Brittanie

Easy Paper Plate Minion Craft – Kids Activities Blog

This easy, colorful, and fun paper plate minion is perfect for kids!

“Are you excited for the new Despicable Me 3 movie? I have to say…Despicable Me is one of my favorite kid movie series. It’s super clever and the minions are hilarious! To celebrate, we made a fun paper plate minion craft! It’s easy, colorful, and requires only basic craft supplies” – Melissa


Despicable Me Minions Themed Oreo Cookies – The Inspiration Edit

“Despicable Me 3 is out in theatres and today we have a fabulous Minion Oreo Cookie tutorial to share. ” – Angela

Minion Cookies from Nutter Butters – Angie Holden

“Did you know that you can make minion cookies from Nutter Butters? If your kids love these cute guys, why not surprise them with a snack inspired by the movies. There are other minion cookie ideas out there but this one is definitely the easiest to make. That makes a huge difference when you are crunched for time. Y’all enjoy this tutorial on how to make minion decorated cookies and then serve up a plate of them to your family” – Angie


“One of our favorite movies we saw this summer was Illumination Entertainment’s Minions movie. It’s finally out on DVD, so I decided to make some minions-inspired donuts to eat at our family Minions movie night!” – Lindsay

CARAMEL POPCORN – Dinner at the Zoo

A serving bowl filled with caramel popcorn.

This homemade caramel popcorn is lightly salted popcorn tossed in a homemade caramel sauce, then baked to perfection. The best caramel corn you’ll ever eat, and it’s perfect for parties and gift giving!” – Sara

Minion Jello Cups – Parenting Chaos

Minion Jello Cups

“Have you guys seen the new Minions movie yet? If not then you have got to! We took the kids the other day and had an absolute blast. It is so adorable! These quick and easy Minion Jello Cups are a fun and simple snack idea that is bound to excite the Minion lover in your life!” – Stephanie

Minion Pretzels – Parenting Chaos

Minion Candy Pretzels!

“There’s a fever going around. Every child I know is catching it and it is spreading around like a wild fire. Minion fever is thawing out the ice storm that Frozen left behind, (which let’s be honest -it lasted way too long). Time to let it go and start the mission of finding a BOOOSSSSSS!” – Stephanie

Easy Minion Cookies {NO Baking!} – Parenting Chaos

Easy Minion Cookies -- No Baking Involved!

“When I think of the cartoons that defined my childhood I think of Elmo, Pound Puppies, Rainbow Brite, Popples…what can I say, I am a child of the 80’s. As I look at how much my kids LOVE the Minions I know that to them the Minions will be to them what a Popple is to me. Minion anything will get them squealing in excitement. These easy Minion Cookies were a surprise to them one afternoon. They were a major hit!” – Stephanie

Minion Muddy Buddies – Totally the Bomb

minion muddy buddies

“With all the Minion commercials, toys, and the new movie out, chances are your kids have learned Minionese. Bello! If you understood that then my point is valid! So while your kids are off learning fun and crazy ways to talk like Minions, you can be here reading this about the fantastic Minion Muddy Buddies you can make them!” – Brittanie

Minions Ice Cream – Swag Grabber

minion ice cream

“Everybody loves Minions! If you have a Minion party coming up, consider making this adorable Minion Ice Cream! Super Easy!” – Sheri


Vertical photo of air fried chickpeas in a black bowl. Topped with fresh parsley.

Up your snacking game with these Smoky Air Fryer Chickpeas. They are quick, easy, healthy and a little bit addicting. No air fryer? No worries, I’ve included an oven method too.” – Melissa

Homemade Minions Gummies – Simplistically Living

homemade minions gummies

“My boys love minions and it’s easy to see why. Minions have their own language which really is more of a babble and they are totally silly. So since we were excited for the new movie release we decided to make Homemade Minions Gummies and want to share the recipe with you today.” – Brittanie

Minion Cookies – Kids Activity Blog

Minion Cookie Steps

“I have been seeing Minions all over the place lately. It could be because they are cute or maybe it’s the fact the movie is releasing this week. Either way, these Minion Cookies are something you have to make with your kids because let’s face it, cookies are delicious right?” -Brittanie

Minion Pretzel Rod Treats – Simplistically Living

minion pretzel rod treats

“If you are a parent you’ve probably heard your kids talk about Minions for the last few weeks. I can tell you, I’ve had my fair share of Minion talk in our house. So if you need a way to satisfy your child’s craving for Minions but help them keep from driving you crazy, give these Minion Pretzel Rod Treats a try!” – Brittanie

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