It’s no secret that my family loves Disney. We love to visit Disney, go pin trading in Disney springs, and check out all the new movies that Disney releases. When my daughter had to choose someone to work on a biography project for, it shouldn’t have surprised me that she would choose Walt Disney. One of our favorite ways to learn about the life of someone is with the Who Was series of books. We picked up a copy of Who Was Walt Disney and I put together some really fun projects.
Who Was Walt Disney?
What ways did Walt make a way for himself?
Walt didn’t start school until he was 7 because his family was so busy that they didn’t have time to take him. When he did start school, he teacher labeled him the second worst student in the class. That didn’t stop him though. Walt found his strengths and used them to make a way for himself. In fact, he traded his artwork for haircuts.
How can your gifts make a way for you? Let your kids have fun with this simple printable as they try to acknowledge their gifts and see how they could use them to help them in their future.
Animate your own cartoon
Cut out each box.
Punch a hole in the blue circles.
Use yarn or ribbon to attach all of the pieces.
Draw a portion on each page.
Flip the pages to see your character move.
Design a Character
Walt Disney is most famous for Mickey Mouse but before Mickey he created Oswald. If you could create one iconic character, who would it be? Draw your character below and tell me more about him/her.Print Your Design your own character Printable!
Change it up!
Walt Disney was expected to make war training videos for World War II. He could have been upset but he took a hard situation and found a way to use creativity to enjoy himself and help others. Think of a hard situation you are in and then make a comic to make light of it.
Print Your Change it Up printable.
Salted Honey Banana Split Trifle
One of the things that Walt Disney was famous for was making banana splits for his grandkids. I didn’t want to make a banana split though. I wanted to kick it up a notch.
Sea Salt – 1 pinch
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup condensed milk
Neopolitan Ice Cream
Mix together 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup condensed milk, and a pinch of salt. This will be your topping.
After each banana layer, make sure to add a layer of your salted honey.
Top with whipped cream, a cherry, and salted honey topping.