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Disney movies are always a top choice for family movie nights at our house. We have four boys, and over the years it has been interesting to see which movies they want to watch over and over (and over). Disney Cars is on their favorite movies of all time list, so we were especially excited for the movie from “above the world of Cars” – Disney Planes.
I especially love it when a movie presents ways to talk to our kids about important values. The Disney Planes movie is perfect for teaching kids about Courage. There are three parts of the movie that especially stood out to me as great conversation starters. After my family watched Planes the movie together, we talked about different ways to have courage.
Our children range in age from 2 to 9 years old, so some of the following suggested questions may be better suited for older kids.
Courage to follow your dreams.
I’m just trying to prove, maybe, just maybe I can do more than what I was built for. -Dusty
Dusty Crophopper was built to be a crop duster plane. But he doesn’t let that fact stop him from following his dream of becoming a racer. Even when his friends tell him he can’t do it, he believes in himself enough to try as hard as he can. He practices acrobatic moves in his free time and enters a qualifier for an around-the-world race.
Questions for the kids: What are your dreams? What do you want to be when you grow up? What can you do now to help yourself achieve those dreams?
Courage to face your fears.
I’m afraid of heights. -Dusty
Dusty was afraid of heights. He liked to fly low to the ground. However, in order to win the race, he finds himself in a situation where he need to fly high. He conquers his fear of heights and rides the jetstream to make it to the finish line.
Questions for the kids: Do you ever feel afraid of anything? Why do you feel scared? How can you overcome your fears?
Courage to do what is right, even when others do not.
Dusty: Every plane for himself? But where I come from…
Bulldog: But this is a competition. Now you’re dead last and I, I owe you my life.
Dusty qualifies to enter the big race. Many of the racer planes make fun of him and play dirty tricks on him, hoping he will give up and lose the race. During one leg of the race, Dusty saves another plane (Bulldog) from crashing, even though it means Dusty will come in last place. Dusty earns Bulldog’s respect.
Questions for the kids: How do you think Dusty felt when other planes made fun of him and played tricks on him? Did Dusty do the right thing when he helped Bulldog? How did Bulldog’s feelings towards Dusty change when he realized Dusty saved his life? What is more important to Dusty – helping people who need him or winning a race?
Have you seen the Disney Planes Movie yet? I’m sure you will want to add it to your family’s movie collection. You can own it on Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital HD on November 19! #OwnDisneyPlanes #DisneyPlanes
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