Kid-Friendly Netflix Picks to beat the Snow Day Blues

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Admit it – you are DONE with snow days, amIright?!  Remember, way back in November, when you thought to yourself “I can’t wait til the first snow day with the kids!  Sledding, skiing, hot chocolate, snow ball fights!”  If you are me, now you are thinking “Oh great, another snow day.  What am I supposed to do to entertain the kids this time!?”  At some point Mom and Dad have got to get some work done.  In times like these Netflix can be your best friend.  We’ve put together a list of top Netflix choices to entertain the kids on a Snow Day, or any day when you just want a fun family movie night!


Top Picks for preK to K:

Handy Manny
Jake and the Neverland Pirates
Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure
Magic Schoolbus
Super Why
Lazy Town
Dinosaur Train
Maters Tall Tales

Classic Disney:

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Disney’s Robin Hood
The Sword in the Stone
101 Dalmatians
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Three Musketeers
The Emperor’s New Groove
The Aristocats
Lilo & Stitch
Nightmare Before Christmas

 TV Y (For All young viewers):

Teen Beach Movie (G)
High School Musical (G)
Jump In! (G)
Minutemen (G)
Mr. Bean’s Holiday (G)
The Tale of Desperaux (G)
Phineas and Ferb (the show OR the movie) (PG)
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends (G)
The Munsters (Classic!) (G)
LEGO Ninjago (G)
Ed, Edd n Eddy (G)
Powerpuff Girls (G)
LEGO – The Adventures of Clutch Powers (TV Y)
My Little Pony (TV Y)
AFV Kid’s Favorites (Or any of the American Funniest Videos) (TV Y)
Hole In The Wall (TV Y)
Dexter’s Laboratory (TV Y)
Wizards of Waverly Place (TV Y)
Good Luck Charlie (TV Y)
Spy Kids (Multiple Titles) (PG)
Ultimate SpiderMan (animated) (TV Y)
Goosebumps (TV Y) – can be scary for youngers viewers, so although this has an official TV Y rating we suggest tweens and up.
Dude, What Would Happen? (TV PG)
The Secret of Kells (PG)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (PG)
Star Trek: The Original Series (PG)

TV Shows and Movies for the Tweens to Teens:

Doctor Who (PG)
Fairy Tale (PG)
Adventure Time (PG)
The Great Outdoors (PG)
Once Upon a Time (PG)
Merlin (PG)
Nacho Libre (PG)
Clue (PG)

Educational/Documentary/Real Life Adventure:

The Blue Planet (G)
Walking With Dinosaurs (G)
How Stuff Works (G)
Mummies:  Secrets of the Pharoahs IMAX (NR)
How the Universe Works (PG)
Walking with Beasts (PG)
Destination Truth (PG) – Myth and Monster hunting with some paranormal adventuring thrown in…most appropriate for tween and up.
Egyptian Secrets of the Afterlife (PG)
Mythbusters (PG)

Family Movie Night:

Ghostbusters (PG)Snow Day movies
The Croods (PG)
The Lorax (PG)
The Beverly Hillbillies (PG)
Escape from Planet Earth (PG)
The Adventures of Tin Tin (PG)
James and the Giant Peach (PG)
Holes (PG)
ParaNorman (PG)
Mirror Mirror (PG)
Hugo (PG)
Pirates of the Caribbean (PG 13)
The Avengers (PG 13)
The Addams Family (PG 13)

Teens and Older: (Common Sense Media gives the following a firm age 13+ but they are too much fun to leave off of our list)

Xena-Warrior Princess (PG 13)
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (PG 13)
Sherlock (TV 14)
Men In Black (PG 13)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG 13)
Hunger Games (PG 13)
Hellboy (PG)

We suggest that you check Common Sense Media if you have any questions over whether a particular show would be appropriate for YOUR child.  We enjoy watching Merlin and Once Upon a Time, as well as Doctor Who, together as a family…7 year old all the way to adult.

If you are itching to get out of the house be sure to check out our Guide to Free Kid Friendly Activities in Cincinnati and Northern Ky as well as 50 Kid Friendly Things to do in Cincinnati and Northern KY or Greater Cincinnati Kid Friendly Indoor Activities for those days when the weather really is too bad to get out.




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