Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Getting Close to Nature with The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green was just released on DVD and Blu-ray in time for the holidays. This was one of our family's favorite movies this year. With our two older children being adopted, it is often hard to find movies that address the issue in a caring and compassionate way that children can understand. When we finished watching the movie for the first time, my son said, "Mommy, did I come from the ground?"

Ella said, "I love the magic in the movie. When I am watching it, I feel like I am in another world." That is exactly what this movie is about - magic. There is also a lot of nature in the movie. Since Timothy had leaves on his legs, I took the children out into nature to talk about their feelings on the movie. While we were going a nature walk, we decided to use the leaves we collected for an activity.

We used just a few simple items to create a keepsake from our nature walk, and to remember our favorite part in the movie - when Timothy's mom walked into his nature world in the forest.

Supplies Needed:

  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green DVD or Blu-ray
  • Sticks
  • Leaves
  • Glue Gun
  • Contact Paper

After you are done watching the movie, and going on a nature walk with your children start by laying out a piece of contact paper on the table. Lay it out "sticky side up."

Let the children add their favorite leaves to the contact paper, and then add another piece of contact paper on top "sticky side down."

Then use a glue gun to make a frame around the leaves.

Let your children hang it anywhere that they like. You can hang it in a window or outside in their own "nature land."

The Odd Life of Timothy Green is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Disclosure: We were provided with a complimentary copy of the DVD from Disney. All our photos, thoughts and opinions are of our own.


  1. It was such a cute movie and I remember how much you all were touched by it! xoxo

  2. Loved the nature craft! You always inspire me!

  3. awww that is so cute! I love that the craft brought the kids together and that they enjoyed it.

  4. This is great do you have a catologue if so I would love one to share with friends and family.
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  5. I love your posts about the time that you spent with the son. I see that you did the odd job from the leaf, it looks very nice. There are many services online that can help you in different spheres of life. That is why today it is so easy to come up what to do with child for free time.


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