Judah goes through phases of character admiration. Right now is his superhero phase, specifically Spider-Man. He has a Spider-Man chair that he eats in and I swear the kid probably thinks he is Spider-Man with all the climbing he does. There have been a few other characters he has really gotten into but none that have been role model types, and that really is what he needs right now. The timing for his Spidey love is actually perfect because his world is about to change entirely. We are in the process of packing up our belongings and moving to a new house. That’s a huge and often scary experience for a little kid! With the help of The Amazing Spider-Man I can show him that while life changes are scary, great things can come of them. We decided to have a hero themed family day so we went to Walmart for a pizza (Judah’s favorite food) and to check out a new Augmented Reality app.
The first thing we did on our awesome family adventure was to make Judah his own comic book with the help of The Amazing Spider-Man Augmented Reality App. All I had to do was snap a pic of his face, drag the outline to fit and ta-da, he was starring in his very own comic! I also had the options to share on Facebook or email myself a print quality copy of the page. How cool is that?
Judah went crazy over seeing his face in a comic! There was only one page available at the house but we went to Walmart to find triggers on The Amazing Spider-Man displays that unlock the rest of the story. (Think of it as a kind of scavenger hunt – check out our entire trip in my G+ album.) How does it work? When you find a trigger, hover your iPhone, iPad or Android phone over it to reveal a new page in your comic. Simple as can be! We had a lot of fun hunting triggers, but ended up only finding one!
We grabbed a Spider-Man themed MarketSide Pizza and a cool new shirt for Judah before heading home to play with the app some more. My husband (being the super geek that he is) had way more fun with it than I did, he was really into it! When we got home he pulled out the pizza box and our (awesome) advanced copy DVD of The Amazing Spider-Man to create a cool fight scene when the two are scanned side by side.
After that fun was over we had our special pizza and movie night. I let Judah wear his new shirt and we talked about how he needed to be brave like Spider-Man when we say goodbye to our house in a few days. I know he probably didn’t understand much, but when he starts to miss his old room I can bring up how his favorite character had a huge life change and it made him stronger. (Corny I know, but every kid needs a hero!)
Our pizza was awesome and the movie was really cool. Judah fell asleep shortly after we ate, but we put him to bed and watched the rest of the movie with Kaia hanging out on the couch with us. We hardly ever have the time to do family dinners together, but after how awesome this one was we are going to start making it happen more often!
Would you like to watch The Amazing Spider-Man before it’s official release date on November 9th? You can find it at Vudu.com. Pre purchase and Walmart will mail you a hard copy. You can also connect on Facebook and Twitter.
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