Planes: Fire & Rescue Free Activity Sheets

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When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

In celebration of the upcoming release of PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE I have some fun free activities for you and your family to enjoy!

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PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE opens in theaters on July 18, 2014!

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Family Discussion Guide & Prize Pack Giveaway #Spiderman

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

I have been a Spider-man fan for as long as I can remember. I even dressed as Spider-man for Halloween, two years in a row. Wearing that costume, while running through our backyard and jumping out of our tree is still one of my favorite childhood memories.

Knowing that even the best of movies can bring up important issues, I have the below family discussion guide to share with my readers. Just click on the image to down the .pdf file.

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Family Discussion Guide
The discussion guide for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a great resource for families to discuss a range of important themes that include the relationship between personal choices and destiny, living a life that counts, sacrificing yourself in service to others, and the nature of power. This guide will help parents start (or continue) conversations with their children that will inspire them to think outside themselves and challenge them to live lives that matter. The conversations that will result from using this guide will reveal that even the most explosive summer blockbuster can leave lasting, positive impacts on its young viewers.

We downloaded the guide and had a great in-depth discussion with our girls. One I’m glad we had. It’s nice to know that your family is all on the same page when it comes to important issues.

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Enter to win a The Amazing Spider-man 2 Prize Pack!
Prize pack includes: t-shirt, paper mask and phone case.

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New Blu-ray & DVD Movie Coupons

Just in time for last minute Easter gifts.

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Bunnyville & Door to Door Organics @ The Detroit Zoo #Bunnyville #joydelivered #Detroit

An “egg-stravaganza” of family fun is planned for the Detroit Zoo’s 23rdannual Bunnyville celebration. This year, the Zoo will have two days of bunny fun on Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bunnyville features a golden egg hunt with great prizes, the Jelly Bean Jamboree, Funny Bunny Games, springtime crafts, whisker painting and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny (available for purchase) along with treats, live entertainment, animal enrichment activities, zookeeper talks and much more.

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Bunnyville visitors are encouraged to bring a canned or other non-perishable food item to be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank. Each guest with a food donation will receive a reduced admission price of $8, parking not included. Admission for Detroit Zoological Society Members is free, but Members are encouraged to bring food donations.

Have you heard? The Detroit Zoo has partnered with Door to Door Organics!

Did you know you can dye eggs naturally with fruits and veggies? DIY dyes that are kid-friendly and eco-friendly. Click the below infographic for instructions courtesy of Door to Door Organics.

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Don’t miss Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo:
When: Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The Nut Job Free Activity Sheets, Blu-ray Review & Giveaway

Let’s start with some Amazing Squirrel Facts:

In support of Universal Home Entertainment’s release of The Nut Job, get to know the adorable, furry little creatures before you watch the film.

  • There are 365 species of squirrel found all over the world, except in Antarctica, where there are none.
  • Squirrels belong to the animal group Rodentia – the same as mice and rats.
  • Squirrels’ sweat glands are located on their feet.
  • Squirrels can run as fast as 20mph.
  • Flying squirrels don’t actually fly – they glide.
  • Squirrels only mate twice a year.
  • Gray squirrels are often referred to as “living fossils” because they haven’t changed much in their 37million years of existence.
  • Squirrels are born blind.
  • Chipmunks are actually small squirrels with stripes.
  • The squirrel is the Native American symbol for preparation, trust, and thriftiness.

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Surly (Arnett) is a mischievous squirrel with a mission: to find the tastiest nuts for winter. When he discovers a whole store filled with his favorite food, he plans a heist of nutrageous proportions. But the place turns out to be owned by ruthless bank robbers so it’s up to Surly and his furry friends to stop the nearby bank heist and save the town.

Showcasing an all-star cast including Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Whole Lotta Love), Liam Neeson (Non-Stop, The Grey), Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, The Ugly Truth), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Turbo), Jeff Dunham (Arguing With Myself, Spark of Insanity) and Gabriel Iglesias (Magic Mike, Hot & Fluffy), The Nut Job will prove “Enormously Entertaining” for the whole family (Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru)!

I recently received a copy of The Job to review. It was delivered just in-time for these cuties to enjoy during a fun sleepover.

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So I asked…

Did you like The Nut Job?
Libby: Yeah, I did, I really did!
Gabby: Yes.
Becca: I liked it too.

Which was your favorite character, and why?
Libby: Andie! Because I like her.
Gabby: Surly is my favorite. He’s funny.
Becca: All of them. They are so cute. The Dog.

Would you like to watch The Nut Job again?
Libby: Okay. I would like to watch it again.
Gabby: Yes. I would like to watch it again sometime.
Becca: Yes. We get to keep it, right?

My thoughts:
Though I didn’t see that much of the movie, what I did see was beautifully animated. The characters are super cute. The girls sat through the entire movie, and seemed to really enjoy it. Since my granddaughter (Becca) was the one to ask if we “get to keep it” I’m sure we’ll be watching it together on her next visit.

In anticipation of this adventurous release click on and print the free activity sheet below. Perfect to enjoy with your little movie fans!

The Nut Job Free Activity Sheet

Time to go nuts! You can own The Nut Job on Digital HD NOW (April 8th) and on Blu-ray & DVD April 15th!

There is even an Official app! The Nut Job (The Official App for the Movie)

You also have the chance to win a copy of The Nut Job here on Five Dollar Shake! Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on April 29th. Must have a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live in the U.S or Canada. No Po boxes please.

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It’s On In The Amazon! Enter to Win a Fun Rio 2 Prize Pack #Rio2

Blu and Jewel are back for an all new adventure in Rio 2!

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The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Oscar/Emmy/Tony-winner Rita Moreno, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth.

Starring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Will i am, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Mann, George Lopez, Rodrigo Santoro, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Natalie Morales, Kristin Chenoweth, and Jamie Foxx.

Rio is one of my all-time favorite animated films. I bet I’ve watched it a dozen times since it came out in 2011. So, I’m really looking forward to seeing this sequel. Judging by the trailer above Rio 2 is not going to disappoint.

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You can catch Rio 2 as it flies into theaters on April 11th!

You also have the chance to win a fun Rio 2 Prize Pack here on my blog.

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Prize pack includes:

  • $25 Visa to see the film in theaters (opens April 11th)
  • Rio 2 Carnival Party Pack Complete Figure Set
  • Rio 2 Activity Set

Prizing valued at $59.95 and Courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on April 22. Must have a valid email address to enter. Must be 18+, live in the U.S to win. No P.O. boxes please.

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