Presented by Monster High™
We often tell our kids how important it is to "be yourself"! With the start of the new school year, it's the perfect time to show them what that means. There are a lot of challenges that your daughter might face during school, so it's important to instill in our kids confidence, acceptance, and the ever important message to be true to who you are. Celebrate these ideas by creating a Be Yourself Day: a day where you and your child embrace the things that make each of you special. Our favorite new movie, Welcome To Monster High™, gives you the perfect excuse to have that day right in time for back to school!
In the film, Draculaura™ and her best ghoulfriends travel the world rescuing monsters in hiding and bringing them to a place where everyone is welcome and everyone belongs. The message really resonates with kids who think they have to hide the things that make them unique or make changes in order to fit in.
Planning A "Be Yourself" Day
The one-day movie event has a special pre-show featuring a dance tutorial by YouTube star choreographer Matt Steffanina and a monsterfied makeup tutorial at 9:30 a.m. before the movie starts at 10 a.m. This is the perfect start to a fun morning adventure (especially if they've already had an exhausting first week back!)
Here are a few ideas to get your "super-confidence" day in motion:
Who doesn't love to dress up? Play dress up with your children, and let them go wild and have fun. Enlist them to show you how to go crazy too, with fun scarves or funky shoes. When it comes time to go to the theater it's your turn to show them how to walk with confidence, even when everyone is staring. One of the most important lessons your child can learn on "Be Yourself" day is that everyone doesn't have to like or understand who you are for you to be who you want to be. Show them how to move with confidence and embrace your look with a good attitude.
You Tell Me, I Tell You Game
On the way to the movie play a confidence-building game like You Tell Me, I Tell You. The game is simple: You and your child take turns giving each other a compliment that starts with a letter from the alphabet. You start with "A" and take a turn to tell your child why she is "awesome" and then let her tell you that you are "amazing" and why. It gives you both an excuse to lavish on the praise and makes it easy to accept compliments. There is no way not to have a good time when you get to the end of the ABCs and have to come up with something nice that starts with "X." It will leave you both feeling great before Welcome To Monster High™ even begins.
In Welcome To Monster High™ the monster heroine searches for kids who are hiding the things that make them different whether it's because they look different or have different skills. To help your children remember your "Be Yourself" day so they can make every day about being themselves, make a special reminder. Print a "selfie" you took together and put it in a frame. Surprise them with a picture for their room or locker to remind them to be confident, be brave and always be yourself.
We have a few printable frames to help you make the picture perfect reminder.
With all the hustle and bustle this time of year has, taking the time to have a fun day together can help your child start the school year off right!
ONE-TIME MOVIE EVENT
Welcome To Monster High™ hits theaters for one day only on Saturday, August 27, at 10 a.m. (local time) in select theaters via Fathom Events.
Get there at 9:30 a.m. for a pre-show party which includes a monster of a dance tutorial with superstar choreographer Matt Steffanina and a too-cool-for-school monsterfied make-up tutorial.
Here's a hint: Stay after the movie for a surprise after the credits. Audiences will get a sneak-peek at the newest member of Monster High™, a character and doll inspired by the Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga.
Plus, get a behind-the-scenes look at the partnership between Monster High™ and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. #KindMonster