Robot Family Night

Tonight was all about robots. While we were waiting for Jonathan to get home from work, the kids took turns creating robots at this fun site. Here’s Ryan’s:

When Jonathan got home, we created robots out of paper towel rolls. I meant to buy some pipe cleaners, but forgot, so we improvised and used bendy straws.

Then it was time for robot costumes. Wearing the version I helped them make they looked like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. Altogether now…”I’d be friends with the sparrows and the boy who shoots the arrows, if I only had a heart….”

So Dad took over and got slightly better results.

After dinner, we decorated “robot” brownies. The kids barely ate a bite of the black beans I made for dinner. But they each still got to make and eat a brownie. It was a family night activity! I couldn’t make them just sit and watch me and Jonathan make edible robots, right? (Cause you know if there’s a brownie in my vicinity, I’m eatin’ it.) Plus, I’m sure it’s something I did wrong, but the beans weren’t all that great.

All of the above activities were but a prelude for thrilling, squeal-inducing event of the evening, giving the kids the new Wall-E DVD. Jonathan bought it earlier this week, providing family night inspiration. So we ended the evening with a Wall-E viewing. We saw it in the theaters too, and I think I liked it better the second time.

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3 comments on “Robot Family Night

  1. This is my first time visiting. You have such fun family night activities! I just recently heard about the omelet in a bag from another blogger and can’t wait to try it. And your robot crafts are really neat. Thanks for all the great ideas 🙂

  2. Okay…I’m glad you liked Wall-E better the second time. I watched it for the first time last night, and all I kept thinking was, “This is Star Wars for toddlers.” Of course, my husband thought it was great, but then again, he’s also a Star Wars fan. I suppose I should give it another shot.

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