Veggies in Space: A Lesson in the Power of Sharing!

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Grab your kids and head to your nearest Christian bookstore or retailer because there’s a brand new Veggie Tales available today {or stay in the comfort of your home and pre-order from Amazon – whatever suits you!}

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Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier is the latest masterpiece from Big Idea, this time with an emphasis on the importance of sharing and lots of references to some of your favorite sci-fi flicks!

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A Lesson in The Power of Sharing! Join Captain Cuke (Larry the Cucumber) and his loyal first officer, Mr. Spork (Bob the Tomato), as they embark on an out of this world adventure to bravely travel where no Veggie has ever been. The entire USS Applepie’s crew takes on Luntar the Looter, a power stealing space pirate, but they’re in for a big surprise when they find out what’s motivating him!

Veggie Tales always blends a wonderful message with great humor for all, and Veggies in Space does this so well! The boys and I were just in stitches over all of the Star Trek and Star Wars characters and references integrated into this movie! And I don’t have to tell you that all things space made this a big hit with my house of boys!

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The Bible verse that wraps up this lesson on sharing is…

Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.Luke 3:11

The veggies use a fun play on words to illustrate the sharing of tunics in the movie – you’ll have to catch that! This is such an important verse to keep as a constant reminder in our homes where we almost always have plenty. We’re using this verse as we do some spring cleaning, sharing the more-than-enough toys and clothes with those who have little or none. Watch the movie with your kids and then gather up donations for a local homeless shelter! And check out the family discussion guide to process the movie and its great lessons afterward.

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I am loving the fact that Veggie Tales is including a great song from a popular Christian artist at the end of each DVD! On Veggies in Space, it’s from Jamie Grace and it continues the sharing theme of the movie!

Veggie Tales has TONS of resources to go along with Veggies in Space! Your kids can even build their own spaceship! Check out the Veggies in Space Pinterest board for coloring pages, recipes, activities, and more!

 

*I received this movie to review from Big Idea. I was not compensated in any other way for this post and all opinions are 100% my own. 

 

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Merry Larry & the True Light of Christmas!

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I am a sucker for Christmas movies, and even though we usually wait until after Thanksgiving to get out all things Christmas, we had good reason to watch a Christmas movie together as a family last week!

Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas is the newest Veggie Tales Christmas movie and it was a holiday hit with all of us!

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Merry Larry & the True Light of Christmas is a fun story of a couple of veggies hired to decorate a mall for Christmas. In the process of dreaming up decor and decking the halls, they lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas until a little girl and an elf named Larry show them what is truly important.

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We all gave the movie two thumbs up, but I’ll let the boys each tell you why they loved it so much…

I liked the movie so much because I liked that Si Robertson is in it! And I liked that he said, “That’s a fact, Jack!” I liked when the “yellow guy” put up the lasers in the mall. I liked that they all learned what Christmas is really about. ~Big J

I liked that there is a TobyMac song at the end! I loved the “starburst in a box!” I learned Christmas is a great time to help people! ~Little J

I also greatly enjoyed the character of Silas the Narrator, played by Duck Dynasty’s Si Roberston. He was a great storyteller and brought some fun sayings and humor to the story! The focus on helping others in the story was very clear and impacting to our whole family.

And yes, the music at the end was awesome! Veggie Tales has really had some great music to go with their latest DVDs, including Newsboys performing The League of Incredible Vegetables theme and Owl City + TobyMac with “The Light of Christmas” song at the end of Merry Larry!

Veggie Tales has all sorts of great extras to go with Merry Larry, including a $3 off coupon to use at a retailer near you, coloring sheets {#1, #2, #3}, and two fun crafts to do together here and here!

Which Veggie Tales holiday movie is your favorite?

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MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle! {Veggie Tales Movie Night}

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It’s a day that brings great joy to our house: the day a new Veggie Tales DVD arrives in the mail!

This brand new DVD, available this week, has me extra excited for two reasons:

  1. Scottish accents
  2. A lesson from my favorite chapter of the Bible!

The release of MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle was cause for celebration, so we invited a few friends over and had a Veggie Tales Movie Night…at 10:00 in the morning!

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Anybody knows that a good movie party has to have popcorn! We put them in some fun Veggie Tales Movie Night popcorn cones and settled in for the show!

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MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle is a lesson in getting along with others and appreciating our God-given differences. MacLarry lives in a world where his Scottish people, led by his father Chog Norrious {Veggie Tales always cracks me up with their names} are in a prank war with Pompus Maximus and the Romans! But MacLarry isn’t skilled in the same ways as his father and the other Barber-barians. His talents as an inventor aren’t appreciated until the Barber-barians realize that we all have different gifts and they are all useful, even in winning a prank war!

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. ~Romans 12:4-6

This lesson from Romans 12 is one of my favorites and I was thrilled that Veggie Tales took it on in such a fun way! The kids all gave it two thumbs up as well!

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We followed up the movie with some cheesy snacks – nothing fancy, but right on for these kiddos’ appetites!

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The fabulous Veggie Tales people have put together a super fun activity pack to go with MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle! We had coloring pages, word searches, mazes, and more to do after we watched the movie! The activity pack also includes singalong pages for each song in MacLarry, cheesy recipes to snack on, and other activities to do at your party! Little J had a blast telling the “Cheesy Jokes” to his friends after the movie!

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MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle was a hit with everyone and I know your family will love it and its lesson as well! You can get yours right now and celebrate the unique gifts God has given each of us as part of the body of Christ! And watch it with some friends, because that was some of the most veggie-rific fun we’ve had with a Veggie Tales movie!

I loved Romans 12 being a part of this movie. What is your favorite Bible verse featured in a Veggie Tales movie?

I received this DVD and movie party pack in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any other way for this review and all opinions are 100% my own! 

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Veggie Tales + Mother Goose = The Little House That Stood!

Just when I think VeggieTales can’t come up with any more ideas because they’ve already had a zillion, they prove me wrong!

This time they’re tackling  a classic children’s story, a parable, Mother Goose, and the theme of making good choices in The Little House That Stood!

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It all starts with “The Wise Pig Built His House Upon the Rock!”

When the Three Little Pigs roll into town looking to build some new houses, they meet one builder with a plan and two without a clue!  Larry builds with hay, Mr. Lunt builds with bricks, but only Bob builds his houses on a firm foundation – following the wise plans from the “Master Builder’s Handbook!”   Will they choose the right builder that will keep their houses – and their lives – on solid ground?  Find out in this pig’s tale that shows kids that when we follow God’s blueprints, we can make the right choices!

And the DVD goes on to include a Veggie-tastic retelling of Humpty Dumpty in the “The Good Egg of Gooseville!”

As I mentioned in my previous post on integrity, making good choices has been an important topic in our household lately, so this DVD came at the perfect time! I just love how VeggieTales makes Christian character-building fun and memorable!

And as a parent, I appreciate that VeggieTales and Focus on the Family have partnered together to provide a discussion guide in the bonus features!

So here are some fun things for you to go along with the release of The Little House That Stood

When you pre-order The Little House that Stood DVD at store.veggietales.com, you get to choose a free DVD! Plus, they are offering free shipping when you use the code HOUSE!

When you purchase both The Little House that Stood and The VeggieTales Bible by Zondervan you will receive a $10.00 rebate! This special is available at Lifeway, Family, Mardel and other Christian Retailers {released on March 2nd}. We just received The new The VeggieTales Bible and it is really awesome! I love that is a full Bible with lots of study information appropriate for kids, along with Veggie characters throughout!

Planning on going out to the store to grab this DVD right away? I’ve got a coupon for you to get $3 off right here! And if you purchase the DVD at Walmart stores when it releases on Tuesday, March 5th, you will receive an exclusive FREE 24 pc. puzzle!

How about that for fun buying options?!

Veggie Tales has also put together this fun little printable craft for you and your kids to do to go along with The Little House That Stood! Find the house section here and the characters section here! And four fun coloring pages are available as well here:

We already talked about favorite parables last week, so I’d love to hear your favorite Mother Goose rhymes or stories! I’m a big fan of “Hey, Diddle, Diddle” and “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe!”

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Veggie Tales: The ULTIMATE Christmas Collection & a HUGE Sale!

Friends, it doesn’t get much better than a Veggie Tales Christmas movie.

Well, it does if you get ALL of the Veggie Tales Christmas movies in ONE collection and that’s just what you’ll get with the brand new Ultimate Christmas Collection, along with lots of Veggie Christmas music fun!

The VeggieTales Ultimate Christmas Collection features the entire Veggie Christmas catalog, including “The Toy that Saved Christmas,” “The Star of Christmas,” “Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving,” “It’s a Meaningful Life” and “The Little Drummer Boy!” Plus – this super duper Christmas collection also includes “Christmas Singalong Songs” DVD and a 25 Christmas Favorites CD!

The kids and I would agree that these are some of our favorite Veggie Tales movies of all time! We just watched Saint Nicholas yesterday after we finished packing our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes! I love how it reinforces the joy of giving!

To add to the Christmas fun, Veggie Tales is offering all sorts of free fun holiday printables on their Pinterest Holidays board, including gift tags and coloring pages!

Now, for the best news of the day…

You can get the Ultimate Christmas Collection and EVERYTHING ELSE in the Veggie Tales store for 40% OFF!!! AND free shipping!

No coupon code needed! Just super great deals just in time for holiday shopping! What kid wouldn’t love to get a whole bunch of this kind of Veggies for Christmas?!

Head on over to the Veggie Tales store right away to get your Ultimate Christmas Collection and take advantage of this huge sale!

 

*I received this DVD to review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post and all opinions are 100% my own!

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The League of Incredible Vegetables App!

Calling all League of Incredible Vegetables fans: there is now an app for that!

That’s right – my boys were super excited when I told them about the newest app from Veggie Tales and they are having SO much fun playing it!

VeggieTales: The League of Incredible Vegetables App features simple touch-based controls, and provides entertainment for children and VeggieTales fans ages four and up.

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Gamers can choose from their favorite VeggieTales characters, including Larry the Cucumber as LarryBoy!, Bob the Tomato as Thingamabob!, Mr. Lunt as S-Cape!, Petunia Rhubarb as Vogue!, Junior Asparagus as Ricochet!, and Archibald Asparagus as Alfred! as they use their intuitive skills to navigate through 28 different challenging levels.

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Throughout the levels, gamers will become a hero as they work to unlock over 60 powers and save Bumblyburg! VeggieTales: The League of Incredible Vegetables App features interactive environments and scenes directly from the VeggieTales: The League of Incredible Vegetables DVD.

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Big J was pretty excited to complete this mission – he says he loves to defeat the bad guys himself! Little J loves that he gets to pick three characters to play as each time! They both are enjoying it very much!

The League of Incredible Vegetables app is available for iPhone and iPod {also works on iPad} and is on sale for just $.99! And the Android app for Kindle Fire is just $.99 right now as well!

These prices a subject to change, so please check before buying!

*I was provided this app to review. I was not compensated in any way for this post, and all opinions are 100% my own!

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