Watch This, Do That: Fun Activities for Kids Inspired By Your Favorite Movies

Our new Watch This, Do That series pairs classic children’s movies with at-home activities to keep the fun going. From Frozen and Harry Potter to Monster’s Inc., take a look at some our movies featured below. Have a Watch This, Do That suggestion? Send your favorite movies to


If your kids can’t stop singing “Let it Go,” then they can feel like Elsa by building an ice castle or help unfreeze their toys. 

Monsters, Inc

Enjoy the monster fun in this Pixar classic with a free monster coloring book, learn jokes or scream it out.  

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter fans can feel like they’re at Hogwarts by playing Quidditch, making their own wand or trying out a lesson from Potions class. 


After watching this Disney princess film, you can help fill the day with simple activities like braiding your hair and making a (flameless) paper lantern. 


Who says you can’t watch Christmas movies all year long? Channel Buddy the Elf’s joyous spirit by making his favorite breakfast spaghetti or starting an indoor snowball fight. 

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Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Since 1984, the Chicago Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for Chicagoland families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.
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