Jumanji Family Movie Night: Take Your Family on a Wild Adventure

This post is one of the ten in Vibrant Homeschooling’s Fabulous Family Movie Nights series. Click here to see the other movies featured and be inspired to plan an interactive learning experience through movies with your family this summer!

Watching movies together as a family is one of our favorite family activities. We like to grab a bowl of popcorn, snuggle on the couch or in bed while watching movies that make us laugh, cry and encourage us to grow together.

Jumanji is one of my son’s favorite movies, and I love Robin Williams, so it is a family-friendly movie that we both can enjoy together!

The adventure, excitement and intense situations throughout this movie are anticipated each time we watch Jumanji.11270993_1008061372550983_153230421_n

There are so many topics that you can use to build your family relationships from Jumanji, so the
next time you sit down and watch it, pay attention to the details!

Below you’ll find family discussion questions, family fun activities based on the weather and natural disasters that occur throughout the movie, and fun learning resources like unit studies, lapbooks, literature and more! I hope that you and your children have a wonderful time watching Jumanji, while learning and growing together!

About the Movie

A young boy, Alan Parrish, discovers a game that he begins to play with his friend, Sarah Whittle. Playing this game transports him to the jungle, where he lives waiting for someone to rescue him! Judy and Peter find the game upon moving into Alan’s home and rescue him from the jungle, but that is only the beginning of their journey!

Jumanji Screen It Movie Review

Jumanji Family Discussion Questions

  • What was your favorite part of the movie?
  • Who is your favorite character from the movie? Why are they your
    favorite?
  • What is your favorite animal from Jumanji? Why is it your favorite?
  • If you could be anyone in the movie, who would you be?
  • If you could change anything in Jumanji, what would you change?
  • After watching the movie and reading the book, Jumanji, which do you
    like best and why?
  • If you found the game Jumanji, would you play? Why or why not?
  • What character did you connect with in Jumanji? What about them did
    you connect with?
  • If you were Sarah, would you have continued to play after Alan
    disappeared?
  • What do you think Alan did while he was in the jungle?
  • When Peter turned into a monkey, what did you think?
  • Have you ever been bullied like Alan was? What did you do?
  • If your parents bought a house like Peter and Judy’s Aunt did, would
    you want to live there?
  • Would you like to go on a jungle adventure?
  • Judy and Peter were struggling with the loss of their parents, what
    things did they do to try and cope?
  • Which animal scared you the most?
  • What natural disaster frightened you the most?
  • What part of the movie made you laugh?
  • If you were Alan, would you have spoken up when your father asked who
    put the shoe on the conveyor belt?
  • What characteristic did Alan lack by not speaking up?

 

Jumanji Family Fun Activities

Rainforests

Make Your Own Rainforest Diorama

Make a Rainforest in a Jar

 

Quicksand

Make Your Own Quicksand

 

Water

Make Your Own Rainstick

Make Your Own Homemade Rain Gauge

Making Art Using Rain

Make
It Rain in a Jar

Rain Clouds in a Jar Experiment

 

Earthquakes

Design an Earthquake Proof Lego Home

Hands On Earthquake Experiment

 

Jumanji Learning Resources

Rainforest Learning
Resources

The Rainforests Unit Study

Rainforest Lapbook with Study Guide

Animals of the Rainforest Lapbook

Rainforest Habitats Lapbook

Rainforests:
An Activity Guide

Magic
Tree House #6: Afternoon on the Amazon

Magic
Tree House Fact Tracker #5: Rain Forests: A Nonfiction Companion

Jungle
(DK Eyewitness Books)

Tropical
Rainforests

 

Earthquakes Learning
Resources

Understanding Earthquakes Unit Study

Earthquakes Lapbook

Magic
Tree House #24: Earthquake in the Early Morning

Volcanoes
& Earthquakes (DK Eyewitness Books)

Magic
Tree House Fact Tracker #15: Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters: A
Nonfiction Companion

Earthquakes

 

Quicksand Learning
Resources

Quicksand Unit Study

A
to Z Mysteries #17: The Quicksand Question

The
Quicksand Book

 

Water Learning
Resources

Water Cycle Lapbook

The
Magic School Bus Wet All Over: A Book About The Water Cycle

Weather
Book for Kids: Fun Facts Childrens Weather Book

Water
(Eyewitness Books) (DK Eyewitness Books)

Since each family makes their own determination about which media content is suitable for their individual family members, parents are advised to preview the movie themselves before watching. Some movies may have content not suitable for the youngest audiences. Neither Vibrant Homeschooling or guest authors in the series will be held responsible for content that your family may or may not deem appropriate in these movies.

About Misty Leask

Misty is a Daughter of THE King, Texas girl always, Navy brat at heart, loving Fisherman’s wife, blessed homeschooling mother of 2, author of Beautiful Ashes and founder of Year Round Homeschooling. She is passionate about being real throughout all of life’s struggles, successes and dreams. Her heart is full of ideas and passions, but the hours in her day never multiply to get it all done. Misty loves writing and reading in her spare time. Music and photography are favorite past times of hers as well.

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