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I don’t know about you, but if my kids were all home today, we’d be heading straight to the movie theater to see “Finding Dory.” But, unfortunately, my middle child is away at a week-long Jazz Intensive; and, since we’ve been counting down to this movie for what seems like FOREVER now and we always planned to see it as part of her 16th birthday celebration, that would be pretty rude to go without her. So, alas, we shall wait until she returns home before we go.
In the meantime, though, as a homeschool mom who is trying my hardest to keep my 10-year-old son busy this summer, I am THRILLED that Disney has these awesome resources available. I plan to use these Educational Materials with Ian both BEFORE and AFTER seeing the film.
BEFORE “Finding Dory”
As we prepare to go see the movie, I want to do a quick overview of ocean life, using these educational materials and some other fun ocean life books that we have on our homeschool shelves. I want to introduce some of the new animals that will be in this film, so that Ian has an idea of what to expect and a basic knowledge of how those animals act, etc.
We’ll work on some of the simple worksheets that are provided in the Activities Packet – like the Coral Reef by Numbers coloring page, the Speak Like a Whale page, and the Ocean Icon Investigation page.
AFTER “Finding Dory”
In both the Activity Packet and the Educator Guide, there are lots more activities that will be perfect for sharing AFTER the movie. We’ll learn more about careers in marine biology, as well as doing some migration tracking for various sea life, and talking about predators versus prey.
Download the Materials
If you would like to download these material for use in your own home or homeschool, simply click on the links below.