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With the Olympics in full swing, February’s theme is Going for The Gold! As Team USA goes for the gold, Netflix has some great title suggestions for family movies that can teach our kids about inspiration, teamwork and competition!
Speaking of inspiration….
I think some of his sixth grade teachers must have planted the seed, but James was really excited to watch the Olympics. After he and Ryan watched the snowboarding and skeleton events, I was amazed at how both were inspired to get out there and try snowboarding. We have the perfect driveway for snowboarding and sledding. James made little signs in our yard to indicate different trails. They even wore helmets like some of the athletes do!
It was really nice to sit down as a family and watch a few of the events. We’ve watched Bobsledding, Skeleton, Freestyle, Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding. If you aren’t sure about programming, Common Sense Media offers this Guide for watching the winter events as a family.
Going for Gold – NetFlix Family Movies With Key Olympic Lessons
Looking for some family-friendly suggestions? These Netflix titles will teach the key Olympic lessons of Teamwork, Competition and Inspiration all year long.
|1. The Short Game
2. The Kid
3. The Pistol
4. A Mile in His Shoes
5. Winning Favor
|6. The Mighty Macs
7. Like Mike 2: Streetball
8. Air Bud: World Pup
9. Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch
10. Air Bud Spikes Back
I am thrilled that Netflix pulled together this list of family-friendly movies with this month’s Olympic themes in mind. I have been known to spend almost as much time online trying to figure out what family-friendly movies to watch based on individual reviews, than the actual time spent watching a movie. To have these in a handy list saves me a ton of time. Prior to seeing this list, we had already tuned into Netflix and watched the Pistol, the Mighty Macs and Air Bud World Cup. Air Bud is more for Ryan, who is nine, but both enjoyed the other two movies, which are both about playing basketball, competition and teamwork.
From the list of titles above, we watched Winning Favor as a family last week. This is an inspirational family and faith-friendly feature based on a true story. Two close friends grew up playing basketball together. At the high level school and they get separated. They find themselves on rival teams.
The focus is on one of the boys and how he evolves as an individual to value his team as a whole. Teamwork is a major theme in this movie. The team creates their own mission statement and makes major decisions as a team, as in whether to let their old teammate who quit back on the team. Thanks to their coaches’ guidance, and their teamwork, they make it all the way to the championships.
Grant is coaching Ryan’s basketball team this year and he was able to point out some of the skills that the boys in the film were practicing. They enjoyed the basketball scenes the best.
To sum it up, the movie had a great story (I love movies based on true stories), however, the acting was a bit lacking in this lower budget film. The kids thought it was pretty good. If your kids play basketball, I do recommend watching it as a family.
Have you seen any of these movies with your family? Be the first to comment below!
Gold, Silver and Bronze Metals
Looking for a simple, fun Olympic-inspired family activity? These Gold, Silver and Bronze metals make for an easy project for the kids.
Here are the instructions to make your own Gold, Silver and Bronze Metals.
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Go for the Gold Team USA!
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