Sick days stink! Whether it’s momma or a kiddo who’s under the weather, it’s hard to do school when someone isn’t feeling well. But, you don’t have to lose an entire school day just because a cold or a bug has hit your house.
Last year, I shared how we handle homeschool sick days. In that post, I mentioned that my family loves to watch movies based on the books we’ve been reading. In fact, we tend to save them for sick days or short school days (field trip in the morning… movie in the afternoon). Kay left a comment asking me to share a list of movies that we have enjoyed.
I thought that would be a great idea. So here it is! A list of the best kids movies based on books that kids in grades K-5 will enjoy! We enjoy comparing the movies and books. It makes for great conversation.
We enjoy comparing the movies and books. It makes for great conversation especially when the movie doesn’t line up with the book because we typically read the book first.
Best Kids Movies Based on Books
Though we tend to save our movies for sick days, they’re perfect for rainy days, hot summer afternoons, and long cold winters! These movies are almost always better and more enjoyable when you’ve got a Cinema Room of your own, so you may want to look into this for maximum enjoyment. Or, you can watch them the day after you finish reading the book so the details are still fresh in your mind.
No matter when you choose to enjoy these movies, I hope you will read the book, as well. We think they’re always better than the movie, and we don’t want you to miss out.
NOTE: I have an amazing set printable Polar Express storybook activities you should explore.
NOTE: This book/movie set is perfect for Earth Day!
NOTE: I’ve got some fun Alice in Wonderland themed handwriting pages.
Looking for even more book-based movies? Check out these 40+ Netflix Movies Based on Books.
Which of these gets your vote for best kids movie based on a book?