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February 11, 2013 10:13 AM Subscribe
Kid-friendly Netflix / Hulu ideas for elementary school indoor recess?
posted by rossination to Media & Arts (28 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am an elementary school music teacher in northern Illinois. On days when it's too cold to go outside for recess, the kids watch 15-20 minutes of a movie in the gym (yes, they need the fresh air and the exercise, unfortunately this is the only option right now). We have been showing movies from a teacher's Netflix account and it has gone really well, but I am looking for more ideas.
Movies or shows must be:
Rated G (absolutely no PG+)
Appealing to grades 3-5
Free of gender essentialism, racist caricatures, etc
Available on Netflix Instant or Hulu Plus
Our kids like:
Things with music (Happy Feet and The Lorax were a hit)
Movies that do not feel dated, even if they hold up (we are watching Alice in Wonderland right now and it's not going over great)
Movies or TV shows would be fine, as long as they are watchable in 15-minute chunks.