Free #InsideOut Free Activity Sheets Just In Time for Spring Break
With vacation right around the corner we have these fun Free #InsideOut Free Activity Sheets Just In Time for Spring Break.
Spring Break is upon us! The weather is changing-the sun is beginning to show and it’s time for a week at home with the kids to begin-what are the voices inside your head saying to you? They’re all telling you it’s time to kick back and enjoy with these great free activity sheets just in time to make your time together fun and stress free.
From the creative minds that brought us an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) known for taking the audience to unique and imaginative places is once again taking us to a place familiar to all, but few dare to go. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” Docter will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.
So just what goes on inside the minds of a creative team that make the transition from the greatest love story ever told, Pixar’s award winning movie Up, to the journey inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley? Last January I traveled to Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California for a special sneak peek at this sure to be blockbuster from the studio that not only gave us Up, but such classics asToy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Monster’s Inc. to sit down and talk to director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera who have taken on the monumental task of going from the adventurous, famously tear-jerking tale of an old man, a house and a lot of balloons in Up to switching the age focus the other way, chronicling the world of an 11-year-old girl named Riley who, by the way, did I mention, is not the main character- she’s the setting of the movie.
Inside Out takes place within Riley’s mind, exploring how her emotions Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger and Fear deal with a traumatic move from the Midwest to San Francisco when Riley’s family is uprooted by her father’s job. Docter and Rivera immediately put you at ease from the moment they enter the room- it’s like being with the friends from the neighborhood that you grew up with and shared all of life’s moments with-from the biggest down to the smallest.
Docter shared with us just how the concept of Inside Out came to be:
“We both have kids. My daughter was the voice of young Ellie in Up She was nine when we recorded that and was actually a lot like that character. She would walk up to strangers and go, “Hello,” talk to people, and was spunky and bubbly. Then she turned 11 and 12 and things changed a little bit-she got quiet. We talked to her teachers who’d say, “Ellie’s a quiet girl.” And we’d ask, “Who are you talking about?” Sometimes you go through a very difficult time in life from both from the kid’s point of view, and the parent’s point of view.
From those moments in his life, the movie Inside Out was born. It is the story about figuring out just what is going on inside the place known as the mind.
Inside Out, which will be released June 19, 2015, will break new stylistic ground. While previous Pixar movies have aimed for realism, Inside Out came with new challenges and uncharted territory.
“We’re doing stretchy, squashy stuff we’ve never been able to do before,” as it is literally a story coming directly from the inside of the mind of 11-year-old, Riley. It features the central characters that make up her emotions -Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith), all of whom vie for control of Riley’s decisions when her family relocates from small-town Minnesota to San Francisco. Riley is struggling to cope with the new situation as she hits the age when kids start to lose their childlike sense of happiness and head towards the grumpier tween / teen years. Joy and Sadness find themselves trapped elsewhere in her mind, and must make their way back to “headquarters” even as their colleagues try to hold things together.
We had this idea of using emotions as our main character- Anger, Fear, Sadness, Disgust and Joy. It was this concept that lead to this great research that we got to do talking to psychologists and neurologists, and really deep dive into the how and why we think and feel. A lot of that research has shown up in the film, and then of course we made some stuff up too because after all, we wanted to create something that not only told a story that hadn’t been told before, but that was fun to watch as well.
Will the voices that live in Headquarters be able to help Riley transverse her new world? Only time will tell but in the meantime, bring the world of Riley’s mind right into your own with these these free activity sheets from Inside Out.
#InsideOut Egg Decorating Fun
#InsideOut Door Hanger and Emotions Around the World
#InsideOut Coloring Pages
Simply right click on any of the pages to save them to your own computer-and then let Joy do all the rest!
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Inside Out opens in theaters everywhere June 19 !