Just as the music begins to fade away, Sunshine says, “Go back!” I punch the back button on the truck’s CD player and the song starts again. A soft woman’s voice croons, “Snow glows white on the mountain tonight…” and Sunshine joins in. She knows all the words to “Let It Go” and most of the words to “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” Everything around here is Elsa and Anna (and sometimes Olaf and Sven and Kristoff too).
I have to admit that I’m as much a Frozen fan as they are. I heard great things about the movie before we went to see it and I’ve been raving about it since to friends. I loved the music, the story, the animation. Because we have three girls in our house, we love the theme of sisters and friends in the movie. And I liked the more realistic ending (not all fairy tales need to end with a wedding!) and the message about what love really is.
Sometime soon it’s going to get added to our DVD shelf. Until then, I’ve been scouring Pinterest and the web for Frozen ideas to keep the girls busy. If your kids are also Frozen fans, read on (and share your ideas!).
Rainbow Loom Elsa Doll
If your daughter has a Rainbow Loom, check out this tutorial to create an elastic Elsa doll. The tutorial itself if about 45-minutes and took Sunshine (age 6) and I about an hour to create. The arms, braid, cape and head are all made separately and added to the body, but the tutorial is very straightforward and the doll is pretty cute. (Sunshine and I may have made the braid and arms longer than necessary…)
The Original Story
Disney gives credit to Hans Christian Anderson for the idea behind Frozen. The story is based loosely upon his fairy tale The Snow Queen which I checked out at our library. In that story, the two main characters are friends rather than sisters, so I liked the twists that Disney gave to an old story.
Frozen and Tangled
If your daughter is also a Tangled fan like Sunshine, check out this theory about the relationship between Elsa, Anna and Rapunzel. (Maybe that’s sequel material for Disney?)
All Things Olaf
I gotta say, Olaf is the cutest snowman around! And he dreams of summer fun… so he’s a year-round snowman. Here are some fun snowman activities to keep your kids busy:
- Cut out and build an Olaf snowman printable
- 24 snowman craft ideas
- Marshmallow Olaf float recipe (so adorable!!!)
- Behind-the-story information about Olaf
Colouring Pages, Printables and Crafts
There are lots of colouring pages and printables available. Here are some that I’ve printed for my girls:
- Elsa, Anna and Kristoff colouring pages
- Activities and games (and a dance routine from This West Coast Mommy’s daughter)
- Puzzle piece snowflake ornaments
Or encourage them to use their imaginations to tell (or extend) the story with Elsa and Anna costumes.
Frozen Birthday Party Ideas
Sunshine is already planning her seventh birthday party. She and her friends are going to act out the entire Frozen movie together. She’s already assigning parts (today, Lily got to be Svenn the reindeer, which she wasn’t happy about at first and then Sunshine talked her into it by telling her something funny from the movie about Svenn and carrots). I keep telling her that maybe by next February another movie will come along that she likes, but until then, I’m collecting birthday party ideas.
The soundtrack for the movie is seriously awesome. Which is why everyone is singing it…
- The “Let It Go” clip from the movie with Idina Menzel
- African Cover of “Let It Go” with Alex Boye
- Captain Barbarossa, Winnie-the-Pooh and other Disney and Pixar characters sing “Let It Go”
- Good-looking Parents Sing “Love Is an Open Door”
More Great Frozen Products
- Buy the DVD/Blu-ray Set
- Order the Frozen soundtrack CD
- Journey to the Ice Palace jumbo colouring book
- Princess Elsa Doll and Princess Anna Doll
- Or just get the complete story playset
- Frozen Junior Novelization (YA novel version of the movie)
- Dress up with Anna’s enchanting dress
- Decorate a room with Frozen peel and stick wall decals
Find more Frozen activities and ideas on my Pinterest board:
Do you have a Frozen fan in your house? What’s her favourite part of the movie or favourite Frozen activity?
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Great round up of ideas! I’m going to have to show my girls that rainbow loom activity. Frozen has so many great things!
Wow, you put a lot of work into this, Bonnie! I still haven’t seen, Frozen. It has become apparent to me that I really should. 😉
My kids love Frozen, even the littlest one who is only 15 months gets excited whenever we start the movie or play the soundtrack. My 5 year-old son knows all the words to the songs. I think they’d have fun making some of these crafts, thanks for the great list!
We haven’t actually watched the movie Frozen yet but have seen the trailer and heard lots about it! A couple days ago we picked up the paperback version of it at an airport gift shop an it’s a great story so far. I’m sure the kids will be interested in many of your ideas once we watch the movie!
What a fun round up! Thanks!
My 2 kids, 5 and 2, are IN LOVE with all things Frozen. My 5 y.o particularly loves the songs and we’ve danced around the living room with blankets as our capes to ‘Let It Go’. It is pretty darn cute to hear him singing away while in the bath tub too.
Love all these ideas! We helped host a friend’s frozen bday on the day the movie came out in theatres…..there were NO Pinterest ideas to help at that point! So I freehanded a cake and cupcakes for the first time in my life! Was so much fun….. http://lifeloveandthepursuitofplay.com/2013/12/18/cake-tutorial-olaf-from-disneys-frozen/
I feel like we’re the only people who haven’t seen Frozen yet. Love all of the ideas of fun things to do with the Frozen theme!
My son loves the music from this movie, sings along and dances with Olaf. We’ll try some of the crafts this week, i’m sure he’ll love it.
My eldest is just getting into movies now (he’s 3), though he insists on Cars almost always and, once in a while, we can watch Nemo. I love Disney movies and am secretly so excited for my kids to get more into (a variety) of movies! I’ve held off watching Frozen thinking I will wait until my son is past his Cars fixation or my daughter is older but it sure looks good!