Snow Day? @LEGO_Group and @Netflix_ca it is! #StreamTeam

Snow Day? @LEGO_Group and @Netflix_ca it is! #StreamTeam
24 Mar 2016

Is it just me, or do other parents notice that the call to cancel buses and schools comes a lot quicker than when we were growing up? I am not going to go on some long rant about how we had to walk uphill through 2 feet of snow to school when we were kids, but I can say we didn’t get school cancelled as much.

That being said, we are the type of family that makes lemonade out of lemons. We love lemonade, and we embrace Snow Days! It means family time in the Silva household!

An Ode To LEGO

The journey starts with the very first block,
using your imagination absolutely rocks!

Creativity is awesome just like best friends,
building together, the fun never ends!

Kids get inspired and parents knowingly smile,
expressions of art and engineering make it worthwhile.

Meet us on the couch because the moment is now.
But don’t step on a piece, we know the feeling… “Ow!”

snow day lego bionicle friends

Growing up playing with LEGO

When I was growing up, I loved Lego. There is nothing like building stuff out of little coloured plastic bricks. My parents didn’t buy me the kits that made pre-designed structures or figures. To be honest, I am not even sure if they were available at the time. Everything I built was from my imagination. I would make houses, cars, farms and others buildings to go with the scene I was creating.

snow day lego girls working on friends

Snow Day LEGO-tivity

So why am I talking LEGO in a Netflix post? Our monthly package from the folks at Netflix included a couple of LEGO sets – LEGO Bionicle and LEGO Friends. The girls eyes beamed when they saw me open the box.

snow day lego lauren finished friends

Rachel and Lauren have the same love for LEGO that Wendy and I had growing up. Only now, the sets are much, much cooler.

snow day lego bionicle package

The girls had a lot of fun assembling the two kits. First, Rachel helped Lauren with the LEGO Bionicle kit.

snow day lego starting bionicle

Next, Lauren put together the LEGO Friends kit, and tried to match the scene on the box as closely as possible.

snow day lego working on bionicle

Her attention to detail is amazing!

snow day lego success

Fun with Musical.ly and LEGO

Both of my daughters are very creative. They found this app called Musical.ly, that allows them to do stop-motion animation to music. Once the LEGO kist were built, Lauren had a bit of fun with it.

For a 9 year-old, I was quite impressed, with her video, and her choice of music!

What to watch this month on Netflix

In case of any more snow days, there is a great selection of movies, documentaries and TV shows to watch on Netflix. Here are a few highlighted selections for kids:

snow day lego extravaganza

LEGO Extravaganza:
1. LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered
2. LEGO: City
3. LEGO: Elves

snow day lego for kids

New on Netflix for Kids, Tweens, Teens and Families
1. Dinotrux
2. Popples
3. Pee-Wee’s big Holiday
4. The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 2
5. Veggie Tales: Season 3

Happy streaming!
Cheers,
Big Daddy

Disclaimer: I am part of the Netflix Canada Stream Team. All opinions are my own.

If you would like me to review your service, product, or travel destination, please send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or find me on “the twitter” at @BigDaddyKreativ

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

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