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Start a Family Movie Night

Practical Ways to Stay Connected With Your Kids


Stay connected with your kids by incorporating a regular family movie night. Here are some tips for making the weekly event inexpensive, doable, and fun:

Cut the Cost of Movie Night

Be frugal, and develop a family movie night routine that works for you.

  • Borrow DVDs from the library or from a friend.

  • Avoid late fees with a service like Netflix.

  • Rent movies for $1 per night from your local "Redbox" machine.

  • Plan ahead and record TV shows and movies in anticipation of family movie night.

Double the Fun of Movie Night

Incorporate other fun family activities during movie night, such as:

  • Playing board games

  • Making dinner together

  • Picking up a take-and-bake pizza from Papa Murphy's [Access printable coupons]

  • Making a special dessert, or

  • Serving flavored popcorn on movie night

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