The weather over the Easter holidays wasn’t very good here in the UK. We spent a fair amount of time indoors and I must admit I started to find it a bit challenging finding things which all three children could do together as Ned at 4 is just a bit to small to get involved with some of the more complicated games the older children play.
Netflix came to my rescue with an absolute stroke of genius. An interactive roadmap game. Basically, we all sat down in front of Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday and instead of watching the movie in a fairly static way we all got involved and had LOADS of fun spotting different images on our roadmap. Once we found an image on our map we waited for the second image in each set and we could open another surprise box.
I’ve been parenting 9 years and to be honest there are very few games which are new to me, but this was one of them. We loved this, not only did we all get involved and it proved a great family activity, it made watching the movie even more fun.
I vaguely remember Pee-Wee Herman from my childhood, although I think I was slightly too old for his comedy before the peak of his career and subsequent career crash. However, it was nice to introduce the children to a character which is quite an iconic part of 1980’s America and pop culture.
As far as the movie goes the children really enjoyed it. They thought it was really funny and laughed a lot of the way through the movie. I think the game really added to the fun. I must admit the whole afternoon was one of the highlights of our holiday and I’ll definitely be doing the game idea again.
If you’re as intrigued as I was about the Pee-Wee Herman’s Big Holiday and you fancy a bit of fun on a rainy afternoon then this is perfect for you.