Your favorite ICE AGE heroes are back and cooler than ever in this all-new adventure! Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn accidentally triggers cosmic events that threaten the ICE AGE world. Now Buck, Manny, Ellie, Sid, Diego and the rest of the herd must work together on a hilarious journey filled with nonstop action and colorful new characters in order to survive the global Scrat-tastrophe!
We live in the country and love to star gaze! We lay out in the yard and stare into the sky and check out all the constellations. Now my little star gazer can read up and learn all about the constellations and try and spy them in the night sky!
In this installment, Scrat once again is all about his acorn and in the midst of trying to bury it, he accidentally activates an abandoned space ship that takes him into deep space. While in space he accidentally sends asteroids that are set to collide with Earth. Also in the process, we see Scrat shape our solar system, where he ping pongs across planets.
Back on Earth, the gang is preparing for Peaches' upcoming wedding. We are introduced to a few other storylines, which might make for other Ice Age movies??? Diego and Shira wanting to start a family, Sid and his search for the perfect girlfriend, Granny and her Bunny toy... you get the picture! Manny and the gang band with Buck (from former movies) to try and solve why the asteroids are veering for earth and how they can stop them. Will the Ice Age gang survive??? You will need to check out this movie to find out!
Any good get together requires food, check out these fun recipes:
Scrat's Elusive Acorn Treats
- 1 cup chocolate chips, divided
- Bag of Hershey’s Kisses
- Mini Nilla Wafers, Nutter Butter bites, Mini Chips Ahoy or Mini Golden Oreos (you can score the small containers for $1 at most stores)
- Place about 1/4 cup of chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, stopping and stirring it every 20 seconds until melted.
- Line area with wax paper for easy clean-up
- Unwrap the kisses and use the melted chocolate to attach one kiss to each a mini Nilla wafer
- Spread melted chocolate on the flat side of the chocolate chip and attach them to the tops of the acorns. Let cool & serve.
Since I previously made the fun treats above, this time I went with more of a Halloween theme for the movie since we were having more kids over!
Why not check out this fun Out of this World movie inspired cookie!
- Betty Crocker® Sugar Cookie Mix Pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz)
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, margarine softened (not melted)
- 1 egg.
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- White starts/ pearly ball sprinkles, etc.
- Violet, Teal, and Black food coloring (I used Black food paste as it was cheaper then buying Black food coloring)
- Preheat oven to 375 °(or 350 ° for dark or nonstick cookie sheet). I like to bake my cookies on a silicone liner or parchment paper.
- Prepare cookies following instructions on the back of the package
- Separate the dough into 3 separate bowls.
- Add the teal food color into one bowl, the violet color into the other, and the black into the remaining dough. Mix well. I did more black then the other two colors. This gets MESSY. I would suggest not letting the kids help at this point. My hands were covered in food coloring from mixing and mashing!
- Next grab a small portion of dough from each color and mix together. Roll into a ball and then lightly smash down with your hand.
- I tried three different methods to get these cookies. One was rolling the ball in a sugar/silver sugar mixture. Two was placing white pearls on the cookies and the third was sprinkling the silver sprinkles on the cookies.
- Place dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet (I lined mine with parchment paper).
- Bake 7 to 9 minutes (for larger cookies, 8 to 10 minutes) or until edges are light golden brown.
- Let cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet. Cool completely; store in airtight container.
Pizza was a must... no movie night is complete with out it! Another fun treat was I made "Monster donuts", I will be posting the how-to soon!
Looking for some activities to go along with the movie? Check out these fun printables: