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Who else is extremely excited to see the new Pixar movie Inside Out with your kids? This is one movie that I think will be one a highlight of the summer. The school year is almost out so I wanted to give my daughter a hint in her lunch to what we will be doing later on this month. She loved this lunch and can't wait to see the movie. Inside Out not only looks like entertaining but I read that the director modeled it after his experience with his own daughter. I can't wait to see what I am in for in a few years!
Inside Out comes out on June 19, but I will be out of town, so I am planning on taking my kids to see it on Father's Day, June 21. So for a little Father's Day gift to you all I am partnering with Fandango Family to give away a $100 Fandango gift card to one lucky Lunchbox Dad reader. Just enter using the Rafflecopter below, after you check out the recipe to my lunch and the free downloadable Inside Out activity sheets of course.
I wanted to share some fun Inside Out activities that you can do with your own kids. Of course there is the recipe below for how to make the lunch with or for your children. It features one of the main characters, Joy, but also teases other characters in the movie.
I'm also giving away printable coloring and activity sheets. All you have to do is click the link below and you can download the .pdf files from Dropbox. So have fun getting ready for Inside Out by making the fun "Joy" lunch and doing the activity sheets!
1 flour tortilla
Edible modeling dough (black, white, and blue)
1 cheese round in red wax
Directions1. Cut tortilla in the shape of a ping pong paddle. It is a circle with a neck on it. Use this first cutout as a guide to cut an additional shape from the tortilla. This is Joy's head.
2. In the main compartment arrange red (purple) and green grapes. These colors represent the characters Fear and Disgust from the movie.
3. On first tortilla place turkey (or whatever meat your child enjoys) and cheese. Put second tortilla on top to make a sandwich.
4. Use edible modeling dough to make the eyes, mouth, nose, and hair. This dough can be bought at many craft stores. You only need a small amount. Joy's facial features are flat basic shapes. Her hair can be made by rolling the dough into small "snake" shapes like you would Play-Dough. The great thing about the dough is that it becomes hard and sticks together once you put it in place. It should not come apart once it has set. Place finished sandwich on top of grapes.
5. In side compartment place blueberries. These represent the character Sadness. Using the a piece of the tortilla, cut out the letters J-O-Y. Put tortilla letters on top of the blueberries.
6. In second side compartment put cherries and cheese round. These represent the character Anger. Using another piece of the tortilla cut out the letters I-N-S-I-D-E O-U-T. Arrange them on top of the cheese. If you are having a hard time getting them to stick, dab the back of the letters with a very small amount of cream cheese on a toothpick, then press them down on the cheese round. The cream cheese acts like paste.
7. Serve to your child and have fun eagerly awaiting the premiere of Inside Out on June 19! You can also discover more movies that give you all the feels in a great post by my friend Brent HERE and learn about the story behind the Inside Out emotions HERE.