FROZEN Family Night

What better way to bring in the cold winter than by having a Frozen Family Night!? This was one of the most popular family programs we’ve had! This would be a great summer program too,  “Beat the heat with a Frozen Night!”. A MUST to try at your library!

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FOOD

Blue Cake Bars
I knew any type of food that was blue would be a hit with the kids! I bought Blue Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix and followed the instructions on the back to make the cake. I added sprinkles and Frozen cupcake toppers to make more festive 🙂

IMG_4526Ice Cream
You can’t have a Frozen Night without ice cream! I bought individual vanilla cups and had the kids add in their own sprinkles. You could also do an ice cream bar with all kinds of toppings or a hot chocolate bar!

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ACTIVTIES

Olaf Dice Game
Build Olaf by rolling the dice and adding each body part until you complete him. If you land on the sun Olaf melts one body part away!

Instructions and free printables: Get Away Today

IMG_4531Snowball Toss
Using some old plastic glitter ornaments and baskets I set up a simple snowball toss! An inexpensive game that’s a hit with all ages.

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Play Snow
This was SO fun, and by far the groups favorite activity.

Ingredients:

  • Baking Soda (large box)
  • Shaving Cream
  • Buffalo Artificial Snow (optional)
  • Blue Glitter (optional)

To make the fake snow mix shaving cream and baking soda together in large bowl. I didn’t measure out the shaving cream but I used about half the can and the entire box of baking soda. Depending on the consistency you want you will have to experiment! I also added in some artificial buffalo snowflakes and blue glitter for fun. I left mine in the bowl for about half an hour and it dried up some before the program so be sure to store in an airtight container.

Source: Growing A Jeweled Rose

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CRAFTS

Frozen Salt Painting
This was such a fun art project to do and so easy-the kids were amazed! Using hot water and Epsom salt you can make beautiful paintings that look frozen!

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt ( I found it in the pharmacy section at Target)
  • 1/2 cup hot water – microwave the water for about 2 minutes
  • Cardstock or heavy paper
  • Paintbrush

Mix equal parts of the salt and hot water until salt is dissolved. Make design and begin painting! Once the salt water mixture cools it won’t work so paint quickly. The painting only takes about 15 minutes to dry completely and you will start to see “ice” appear!

Source: My Sister’s SuitcasePicture3


Elsa Crowns & Sven Antlers
To get into character everyone made antlers and crowns! I set out crayons, markers, jewels, sequins, foam, and construction paper for the group to use. I made a few templates of the crown and antlers on cardstock so it was easier to trace.

Template: My Sister’s Suitcase

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Wands
I found these wands at Wal-Mart in the party section- I’ve also seen them at Target’s dollar spot and online. I had the kids decorate them using washi tape and tying different colored ribbon.

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‘The cold never bothered me anyway!’

–Mollie

 

2 thoughts on “FROZEN Family Night

    • Hi Melissa,

      Sorry for getting back to you so late! I actually used the shaving cream snow for play! It was a little messy but I had wipes for kids and we set down a plastic tablecloth so any snow that escaped from the bucket wouldn’t get on the carpet. They loved it! Clean up was easy- I just threw away the tablecloth 🙂

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