The next Disney blockbuster is releasing soon, and kids everywhere are OVER THE MOON. Here are 5 Family Activities you should do before seeing Moana.
Trust me, Moana is going to be amazing! This summer I got the chance to visit the Disney Lot for a Moana Sneak Peek day. I saw footage, learned about the film, and fell in love with Moana, Pua the Pig, and Maui. We will be seeing Moana together as a family.
Moana is a beautifully made film, but also an opportunity to teach children of all ages about a culture that is VASTLY underrepresented in mainstream media. These family activities will help your children learn more about Moana’s culture, the creators of the movie, and have a little fun before seeing the film.
5 Family Activities to do Before Seeing Moana
- Create a Voyaging Vessel: The Ancient Polynesians were some of the greatest navigators of all time. Their journeys and voyages were (and are) a great source of pride for the people of the South Pacific. Voyages are also a HUGE part of the Moana story. Help your children build their own voyaging vessel using clay or playdough.
- Polynesian Mythology: At the early Moana press day, we learned that almost every island in the South Pacific has their own story about Maui (the demi-god). Read multiple Maui stories, and compare them with the character in the movie.
- Music: The music in Moana is INCREDIBLE. Prepare your children for the soundtrack by listening to OTHER music from the Polynesian Islands and studying the instruments used in the region.
- Tattoo Design: Maui’s tattoos are their own character in the film. We learned about the research and care that went into designing them. Tattoos are a significant part of the culture of the Islands. Research them, and have your children design their own.
- What Moana Wears: Moana’s outfits in the film are amazing. So amazing in fact, that Lydia and I dressed just like her. To learn more about them, check out our post on how to Disney Bound Moana. As fun as Disney Bounding is, in this case….it also teaches a lot about traditional attire.
MOANA arrives in theatres everywhere on November 23rd!
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