Pixar short films are awesome for kids and adults!! They are always so funny, and they are WORDLESS. The lessons you can do with these films are endless. As you know, we are working on writing our snow globe stories, so in preparation, I played the Pixar short, Knick Knack. I did actually find one on YouTube where the girls didn't have huge boobs! (This was a problem for me last year, so I just played the short off of my Finding Nemo DVD.)
Do you ever wonder what the knick knacks on your shelf are doing when you aren't watching? Well in the case of one snowman, he only wanted to get out of his snow globe prison and experience the freedom his summer pals had, including one beautiful bikini model. As he stared out at his friends, the point of his carrot nose came into view. He thought, "this just may be sharp enough!" He pulled the carrot from his face and, with a hammer, tried to break the glass. Sadly, all he had to show for his attempt was a crooked nose placed back upon his face...
I stopped there and reminded them we want to be entertained when we hear a story, and although we all have seen the movie, you would want someone to be able to visualize what was happening in the story. As they turned back to their partner, the stories that were told were ten times better! I encourage you to try this with your class. There are some great shorts that can be used any time of the year, like La Luna, One Man Band, Day & Night, and Presto, to name a few!
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