The Grinch Family Movie Night with Kids + Craft Ideas

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Every week we try to have a special family movie night, and have had this tradition since the kids were born! This week we received a special box in the mail from our friends at Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Inside was the NEW Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch movie! It is available on digital January 22nd and on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD February 5th!

Below are some crafts, activities, recipes, and BONUS FEATURES details on the new Blu-ray!

The Grinch Family Movie Bluray

We didn’t get the chance to watch this movie in theaters so all 5 of us were pretty psyched to watch The Grinch at home!! It is SO CUTE and by far my favorite Grinch story yet!

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Check out the trailer below:

The Movie Trailer:

The Grinch on Blu-ray / DVD / Digital comes with 60 minutes of bonus content!! Included are three hilarious new mini-movies featuring the Minions and Max! In fact there is even a “how to draw” session that kids will love! My kids really enjoyed all of the extra bonus content!
back cover of The Grinch movie Bluray

Synopsis & Cast:

Narrated by Grammy Award®winner and Oscar® nominee Pharrell Williams, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch stars Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange, “Sherlock”) as the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpit with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. The incredible voice cast includes Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation,” The Muppets) as Donna Who, Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”) as Bricklebaum, Cameron Seely (The Greatest Showman) as Cindy-Lou Who, and featuring legendary actress Angela Lansbury (Anastasia, Beauty and the Beast) as the mayor of Whoville. 

little girl holding The Grinch movie

If you’re looking for an awesome family Valentine’s Day gift this would be a perfect surprise! Check out inspired by Grinch crafts and recipes below that you can do for a fantastic movie night surprise! Or you can find our other Dr. Seuss related activities here!

mom with two boys family holding The Grinch movie

The Grinch inspired Crafts & Recipes:

How to Draw the Grinch Tutorial
The Grinch Christmas Ornament
SVG Grinch Inspired Files for Coffee Mugs
Cindy Lou Who Hair Tutorial
Pin the Heart on the Grinch Printable Game
Grinch TP Tube Craft
Grinch inspired Punch Recipe
Grinch Pretzel Bites
Whoville Swirl Cookies

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  • Who’s Who in Who-ville (interactive map) – There are so many interesting characters that call Who-ville home that it’s hard to keep track of them all. This “Who’s Who” pop-up book uses animation to create a virtual storybook that takes us from Who-ville to Mt. Crumpit.
  • “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Lyric Video – Tyler, The Creator puts a modern spin on the Seussian Christmas classic.


  • Yellow is the New Black – Before they all make their big escape from prison in Despicable Me 3, a couple of lucky Minions get a taste of freedom as they break free with the help of one of their fellow human inmates.
  • Dog Days of Winter – Max braves the harsh winter weather and an uncooperative Who to bring a sick Grinch his favorite hot tea.
  • Santa’s Little Helpers – Fan favorites – the Minions – are back for another adventure! Having been accidentally dropped off at the North Pole, our Minion pals make the most of the situation by trying to become elves.


  • The Making of the Mini-Movies – Mini in size but not in heart, these short films are fan favorites. From the Grinch and Max to the Minions – you’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the filmmakers who made them.
  • From Green to Screen – It takes a lot to bring grumpy green to your home screen. This inside look at the making of Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch features interviews and behind-the-scenes moments with the cast, filmmakers and artists whose hearts have all grown three sizes bringing this classic tale to life.
  • Illuminating THE GRINCH – Using filmmaker and cast interviews, concept art and progression reels, we take a behind-the-scenes look at how the characters evolved from initial sketches to fully realized characters.
  • My Earliest GRINCH Memories – The cast and filmmakers of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch reveal their earliest memories of the grumpy green character and the enduring appeal of this Christmas curmudgeon’s journey to redemption.
  • Grinchy Gadgets – From his body-size blow dryer to his moving mechanical chair, from his catapult to his dog drone-rig and more… you’ll get to explore the wondrous world of Grinch’s gadgets.
  • “I Am The Grinch” Lyric Video – A stylized look at Tyler, The Creator’s original song created just for the film.
  • Songs From His Little Heart – Take a deep dive into the toe tapping beats of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch. From score to specialty songs, you’ll hear from the film’s A-list musicians on what it took to create the music behind the movie.
  • X-mas Around the World – Every culture practices Christmas in a slightly different way. We’ll highlight some of the more fun permutations of the holiday around the globe.
  • Cindy-Lou’s Yule Log – Nothing says the holidays quite like an animated fireplace blasting fake heat from your living room television. Just in time for winter, we’ll recreate Cindy-Lou’s living room on Christmas Eve for all to enjoy.
  • Production Babies – A celebration of the babies born to the filmmakers during the production of Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch.
  • Any Who Can Draw – Hosted by an Illumination artist and head of story Mark O’Hare, you’ll see step-by-step how to draw some of your favorite characters from this beloved holiday classic; Grinch, Max and Fred!

Grinch Prize Pack GIVEAWAY

Want to win this awesome prize pack? Leave a comment below letting me know who your favorite character is in The Grinch!!! Giveaway ends January 31, 2019 at midnight CST.  Included in this Prize Pack is The Grinch Blu-ray, a Grinch beanie, and Grinch Valentine’s Day Candy Conversation Hearts!


**Open to contiguous USA Address only. Prize(s) shipped and responsible for by sponsor. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to e-mail before a new winner is chosen.

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  1. Shelia Davis says:

    The Grinch! I love how he turns good! This would be perfect for my Dr Seuss room! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Max is the best!!

  3. Jana Ziegler says:

    The Grinch is my favorite character. I always read and show the video of the Grinch every year to my students. This would be a great addition to my collection and the kids would love it. Would love to win this giveaway.

  4. Christy Reynolds says:

    My favorite character is Cindy Lou. I love her heart ❤️.

  5. I really enjoyed the movie and all of the characters in it, but the Grinch would be my favorite.

  6. K. Hossie says:

    How exciting!

  7. I like Cindy Lou Who.

  8. Sarah Sobocinski says:

    Max! I love dogs.

  9. Max! He’s so loving to his master , sticking by his side.

  10. Max is my favorite!! Love his dedication and loyalty!! ????

  11. Max!

  12. My favorite character is the Grinch.

  13. Cindy Lou Who! I tried to get my husband on board to change out daughter’s middle name to Lou 🙂

  14. Maria Goyeneche says:

    Max is my favorite, of course!!!
    Figers crossed for a big win!!

  15. I loved Fred, the yak looking reindeer. He was hilarious and so cute!!!

  16. I loved Fred, the yak looking reindeer. He was HILARIOUS and so cute!!

  17. My heart would grow three sizes if I won.

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