This post was sponsored by Lionsgate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
E is a lot like me in some ways. For one, it can be hard to get her to move out of her comfort zone depending on the situation. For the most part she is an outgoing and social kid but when first introduced to a situation, she can become uncomfortable. When E started Pre-K a few months ago, she was excited at the prospect of meeting new friends. When it got closer to the first day of school, she became a bit nervous and apprehensive. The big question is what can you do as a parent? One thing I did was gently encourage her to ‘take the plunge’. Although E was hesitant on her first day of Pre-K, I told her that she won’t know how it will be until she tries it! I made sure to point out the exciting things about starting school like meeting new friends and learning new things. Sure, there might be some obstacles along the way but that’s a part of growing up.
In some ways E can totally relate to Norm, the main character in Lionsgate’s new film Norm of the North. In the movie, we are introduced to a big-hearted and talkative polar bear named Norm (sounds like a little girl I know 😉 ). Norm ventures from the Arctic to NYC to prevent his beloved home from being overtaken by developers. Not only does Norm take on the Big Apple and big business, he deals with a big identity crisis as he tries to save the day with the help of some friends!
We are so excited for Norm of the North and in anticipation of it’s release, we created a polar bear craft and worked in this fun activity book pictured below!
Our polar bear craft was super easy to put together and is appropriate for all ages! All you need is the following supplies:
- White construction paper
- Black construction paper
- Black pipe cleaner
- Large googly eyes
To create, trace and cut two large circles and two smaller circles using the white paper. Then using the two large circles, Glue the bottom circle partially on top of the other large circle. Paste the two smaller circles on top as the ears. Using the black paper, cut out nose shape and glue that toward the middle of the bear. After pasting the nose, glue the bears mouth on using the pipe cleaners. Once that’s finished, add the eyes and voila, you have your polar bear!
We also loved watching Norm dace the “Arctic Shake” in the video which you can play below! We have a lot of fun dancing and mimicking norm’s steps. C’mon and “Shake your Bear Thing” just like in the film!
What helps to move your child beyond their comfort zones?
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