We love to take our boys to old fashioned diners, classic car shows, and introduce them to oldie but goodie toys like Lincoln Logs. In our opinion, sometimes nothing can beat the good old days. So we brainstormed a way to bond as a family through one of our favorite childhood experiences: Going to a drive in movie.Since drive in movie theaters are few and far between in Chicagoland, we decided to make our own drive in movie at home.
The set up was so incredibly easy.
First of all, find a big box, laundry basket, or Tupperware container.
Next, cover the container with colored construction paper.
Add four black paper circles to serve as tires.
Cut out two small yellow circles as your headlights.
Add eyeballs using white paper circles and/or a black marker. Don’t forget the smile!
Add a small paper plate steering wheel with a ton of tape!
Add license plates. If only my real car had this license plate…
Now that you have your cars ready for the drive in theatre, it is time to pick out a great classic movie. I know that there are a ton of great family friendly movies such as Frozen and Despicable Me, but I want my boys to know about some of the great movies of my childhood.
The Jungle Book
The Muppet Movie
Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
The Parent Trap
The Mighty Ducks
Now pop some popcorn and starting making some amazing family memories!
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