PADDINGTON arrives in theaters January 16!
Here’s another great family movie that will have you reliving memories and making new ones with the kids! Paddington is on his way to the big screen and I have some fun activities to help you celebrate.
From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
The movie stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman. Watch the official Paddington trailer below.
Get Social with Paddington:
If your kids are already excited about seeing Paddington, they’ll be thrilled with these activities that will keep them busy while they wait for opening night. Check them out:
Paddington and Color Me Mine “Kids Night Out” Promotion
It’s a Paddington themed Kids Night Out special event at Color Me Mine! Wear your PJs & Bring Your Teddy Bear! Kids can have fun making friends, playing games and painting! Sorry, no parents allowed! This is a special time for kids to relax and do their own thing in this fun atmosphere.
Ages 6-10 recommend. Event dates, times and prices vary but many are set to occur mid-January 2015 at participating Color Me Mine studios. Contact your local studio for more information and visit Color Me Mine for more details on the promotion.
Paddington’s Postcards to Friends App
Paddington loves sending postcards to family and friends! Now, with the Postcards to Friends app, you can send your greetings from anywhere in the world. Share a message with your loved ones!
Free Paddington Coloring Pages and Activities
Paddington loves adventure. Enjoy these fun, free printable activities below!
Enter to Win a Color Me Mine Voucher
Hopefully, you’ve checked the date and marked your calendar for the Paddington and Color Me Mine Kids Night Out I mentioned above. If you’re excited about that, you’ll definitely be excited about the chance to win a Color Me Mine voucher right here at The MamaZone, courtesy of The Weinstein Company and Color Me Mine.
The Color Me Mine voucher is valued at $30 and includes 3 FREE Studio Fees. Fees cover time, paint, materials, glazing and firing. Ceramic items sold separately. Voucher expires on March 31, 2015.
Entering is easy. You simply need to be a part of The MamaZone community as a follower, friend or fan on the blog or any of my social media sites. By the way, Insiders receive 10 extra entries into the giveaway of their choice, so if you aren’t already receiving my Insider Newsletter, that’s a great way to enter AND earn bonus entries (sign up now!).
Follow the instructions in the Giveaway Tools form below. If you’ve never used Giveaway Tools, all you need to do is use your email address and name to get started (I only use your email address to notify you if you’ve won). Click the mandatory entry (being a follower, friend or fan) and follow the directions. You’ll then have access to a number of additional ways to earn extra entries! The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will end January 16th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. The winner will have 48 hours to reply after being notified by email.Best…