Drive-In Movie For Kids

drive in movie

If your family hasn’t experienced a movie under the stars yet, I highly recommend you enjoy one this summer. We are big fans of outdoor drive-in movies in our family!

To host a “drive-in” movie all you need for the kiddos are a few supplies!

Supplies to make cars for the drive in movie:

  • boxes
  • construction paper
  • tape

We used paper plates for wheels but you can also make them from construction paper.

Cover the box with construction paper or wrapping paper then add your tail lights, wheels and design. My son used a paper plate for his steering wheel.  He wanted his car to be a race car so we added a flag with the number 100 on it because according to him race cars NEED flags.  We have hosted lots of outdoor movies so I recently shared some tips on how to host an outdoor movie party,  that you might find helpful. You can make the movie snacks very simple like popping microwave popcorn, chips and coke.

kids at drive in movie

Kids would spend all day outdoors if they could.   Take a look at these other fun outdoor activities like target practice games and sunflower clubhouses – then get out and enjoy the beautiful sunshine!

  • Kids Sunflower Clubhouse – create this incredible sunflower garden that the kids can actually play in!
  • Camping for the Fun of It – Kids love nooks, nooks for reading, nooks for pretending, nooks for re-grouping (time-outs), nooks for having magical lunches in whimsical places, nooks to bring the outdoors in.
  • Target Practice Game – set up this homemade game in your backyard and the kids can get some target practice with Nerf guns.

9 Comments

  1. That looks so fun! I’m hosting a linky party “One Creative Weekend” at OneCreativeMommy.com. I’d love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you’d like to share.

  2. These are so cute! My son would adore this cute little car! I’m visiting from jugglingactmama.blogspot.com – found you on the Ta-Da Tuesday “ hope you ™ll come visit me too 🙂

  3. Ang,
    Yes, the were enjoyed by all! Simple fun! Just stopped by your creative space. So much fun to be had. My sons name is Ethan too!

    Mari

  4. This is so CLEVER! What a fun idea =-) My kids would love it if we did this! I featured this great idea at TGIF today. Thanks for linking up & have a GREAT day,
    Beth =-)

  5. Thank you so much for linking this up to our Crafty Showcase. Your post was picked as a favorite by our Bowdabra Designers. Stop on over to see your feature. We will give you a shout out on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest today!

    Stop on over tomorrow and link up more of your awesome creations! Our readers are really enjoying kid crafts these days! Remember- the showcase runs Sat-Thur and then we pick the most clicked and our favorites and feature on Friday!

    have a super weekend,

    Susie @Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/07/27/feature-friday-bowdabra-top-crafty-showcase-picks-7/

  6. Mari, This is such a great idea! You’ve been featured on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes this week! Thanks again for sharing! 🙂
    Mackenzie

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