Do you need a fun and relatively easy program for December? Try an interactive movie experience for your teens and tweens. Using the movie Elf or Polar Express, your teens will have fun making the movie come to life.
Here is how it works. Go out and buy everything listed for your kit, unless you already have it and put the movie on hold. The day of the event, print copies of the script (Links below) and set out the supplies with little notes (take 1 or take 2). Sometimes I also pop popcorn so they have a little extra to nibble on. Because of lighting, I use two lamps that I sit on the floor near my teens so they can read the script but it is dark enough in the room to watch the movie. As teens arrive, have them build their kit. Once everyone is there, I briefly go over the script and what they will be doing, most importantly highlighting the “Whenever this happens do this” section because it is easy to forget those and they do not go in order of the movie. Then you start the movie and enjoy the fun. I follow along with the script very closely because sometimes the teens get so sucked in to watching they forget to participate, so I do the actions and then they remember. When the movie is over, they help clean up.
My teens ask to do Elf interactive every year!
These scripts were written by Erin and Rikki. We collaborated a lot to make these scripts lots of fun! Have you written an interactive script? Send it our way so we can share it with everyone.
Stay tuned: We will be posting the Frozen script in December for a January or February program!
In the meantime remember: