Family Discussion Guide
Family movie night
Welcome to some Eastside family fun! Our hope is that you can enjoy quality time as a family watching Encanto and having a great conversation together.
HERE'S HOW TO GET STARTED:
◊ Plan a special family time and sit down together to watch the movie Encanto.
◊ After you watch the movie, talk through the discussion questions. Parents it’s also great for you to share your answers to the questions as well.
◊ Optional: Try one of the family fun extras or come up with your own.
FAMILY FUN EXTRAS:
◊ Order pizza and enjoy the movie.
◊ Get ready made pizza dough and have everyone make their own mini pizza to look like a self-portrait! Be creative with your toppings and celebrate each unique design.
◊ Create a game by drawing family portraits! Attach a piece of paper to a clipboard or portable flat surface. Place the paper on top of one family member’s head and draw the face of any other family member. Take turns drawing on top of each other’s heads until every family member has a portrait. You’ll end up with some funny family portraits!
FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
Mirabel felt like an outsider and not truly seen by her family for who she is and what she brings to the family.
Have you ever felt left out? How does that make you feel?
Read 1 Corinthians 12:4-27
All of us have been given gifts, and each gift is just as important as the others.
Gifts and talents can be things like:
Caring for others, Listener, Encourager, Helper, Teacher, Giver, Artist, Writer, Athletic, etc…
Have everyone go around and share what gifts and talents they see in each person.
Take time to affirm what you see in each other. Remind younger family members that many people don’t know some of their gifts and talents until they grow older.
Luisa has incredible strength, and most people might think she’s always fine. But under the surface she felt pressure and felt like a lot of people had expectations for her that made her feel overwhelmed. She feels like she has to be strong for her whole family all of the time. She doesn’t want to let anyone down.
Have you ever felt like Luisa?
Bruno had a gift that sometimes told people things they didn’t want to hear about their future. Because people didn’t want to hear bad things, they made him feel isolated and unwanted.
Have you ever felt left out or unwanted?
Isabel feels like she has to be perfect all of the time, and she doesn’t feel free to be real.
Do you ever feel like you have to be perfect all of the time? How does that make you feel?
Everyone can help others even if it’s not their gift; they just have to be willing to try and help. The whole neighborhood worked together to rebuild Casita, and they all made a difference!
Name a way you can make a difference in your home, in your school, in your job, or in your community.
What character or moment in the movie do you relate to the most, and why?
we WANT TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO SUPPORT YOU AND ENCOURAGE YOUR KIDS… AND REMIND THEM OF GOD'S GREAT LOVE FOR THEM!
Have you heard about our Next Gen Serve Challenge? Next Gen is joining in unleashing 5,000 acts of compassion in our neighborhoods and communities! Whether you are a family with littles, college students or somewhere in between, we invite you to make a difference in your community! Pick up a scratch off card in the Next Gen area at church and use it to guide your serving experience. For service times and locations choose below: