SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES

We may not be able to travel far just yet, but we can still see the world and meet new people through the art of film. With that in mind, we’ve put together a curated list of animated and documentary films to help your family explore far away places and different cultures while school is out this week.

If your child is feeling inspired (or maybe you’re inspired to keep them busy), check out our easy activity suggestions. We hope this list provides you with a prompt to remember a few classics, some titles you may not have discovered yet, and an opportunity to explore far-away places and discuss different cultures together as a family.


Animated Feature Films

Animation fans and anyone who loves the thrill of a great adventure will enjoy these animated films from around the world. 

Suggested Activity: 

Draw a picture of your greatest adventure! Remember one of your favorite trips or visits and turn it into art. Or maybe you’d like to dream about where you’ll travel in the future. Draw us a picture of an adventure you’d like to take some day, real or imaginary.

Share your drawing with us! Email it to teacher@thepicturehouse.org or post it on social media using the hashtag #tpheducationathome.


My Neighbor Totoro 

(All Ages)

Available to purchase on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, and other services


Zarafa 

(Recommended for ages 9+)

Available to rent on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and other services.


Coco 

(Recommended for ages 7+)

Available with a Disney+ subscription or to rent on Apple TV, and other services.


A Cat in Paris 

(Recommended for ages 9 and up, parental guidance recommended)

Available to rent on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and other services.


The Secret of Kells 

(Recommended for ages 8+)

Available to rent on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and other services.


Documentary Films

Follow children from the United States and around the world as they dream big, work hard, and conquer their fears. You’ll find yourself fully invested in these children’s stories and rooting for them to succeed.

Suggested Activity:

Find a photo of a moment when you felt proud of something you worked hard for. Upload the photo to iMovie or an editing platform of your choice. Insert your title (Ex: The Day I Won the Spelling Bee), choose some music, and have fun with effects.

Share your mini-movie with us! Email it to teacher@thepicturehouse.org or post it on social media using the hashtag #tpheducationathome.


Spelling the Dream 

(All Ages)

Available on Netflix.


On the Way to School 

(Recommended for ages 9+)

Available to rent on Amazon Prime with premium subscription or to rent at this link.


The Short Game 

(All Ages)

Available on Netflix


Mad Hot Ballroom 

(All Ages)

Available on Amazon Prime and other services.


Imba Means Sing 

(Recommended for ages 8+)

Available on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and other services.