Sunday, December 14, 2014

Interactive Frozen Sing-a-long

The movie Frozen has come out with an sing-a-long edition and we decided to show it along but make it an interactive experience.

After following a thread from a group for libraries on Facebook (hat tip to Storytime Underground and all of their suggestions) we created some props, watched and rewatched Frozen and hosted an interactive event.


Create snowflake wands to use when Elsa uses her powers.

(I really, really, really wanted to throw confetti when Elsa used her powers but common sense won when I realized that I would have to sweep up the confetti so the ribboned wands won.) Materials

  • knitting needles
  • ribbons of shades of blues, whites and purples
  • Snowflake templates
  • tape/scissors
To create:
  • Wrap the needles using the ribbons and secure with tape
  • Attach two cut out snowflakes to the pointed end of the needle (this will help ensure little hands are not poked by the needle).
  • Get ready to make magic!
Wands and Interactive Suggestions

Interactive Activities Suggestions

After watching the movie a few times and along with the suggestions from the list we came up with a few ways to interact with the movie

Suggestions to interact with the movie:

  • Stamp Your Feet when you see the trolls
  • When Elsa uses her powers, wave your wand
  • At the coronation, do the chicken dance
  • Shout "Yoo hoo" to the shopkeeper
  • Pretend to eat carrots with Sven
  • SING!

This question was posed to Facebook and some additional suggestions were 
  • When Weezleton comes on the screen to say "weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"
  • Have people hold hands
  • During the song "Frozen Heart" song shake maracas or shaker eggs

Create Snowman Building Kits

(Originally these were going to be an event souvenir but we decided this was going to be a fun way to share an Olaf creation)
  • Marshmallows
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Bag to hold them in
We just put the marshmallows and pretzel sticks and those who chose so could create their snowman or eat as they would like. 

Snowman Building Starter Kit
We just put the marshmallows and pretzel sticks and those who chose so could create their snowman or eat as they would like. 

Before the movie started we passed out wands and the snowman kits and shared the suggestions for interacting with the movie. 


The kids didn't really interact. While I stood in front, off to the side and would shout out the interactive activity, most of the kids just wanted to watch the movie.
The wands were a hit although a few of the younger audience members spent most of the movie waving the wand. They were cute but at one point they were a little distracting. 

Would I do it again? YES!
I was fun watching the movie and singing along. The audience enjoyed the movie there was not too much set up and clean up.

Any other tips for an interactive event?
Please share in the comments and don't forget to let it go!

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