Movies for Homeschooling or Sick Days

When my children are sick, we have “a movie day.”

Watching Movies on iPad

When they were younger, they watched cartoons.  (I can’t stand cartoons.  They irritate me.)  Now that they are older – unless cartoons are teaching history – they are not acceptable for our “Movie Day.”

So I decided to have a list of movies for the “Just In Case…”

Some might not be appropriate for your family, use discretion.  I use those “uh-oh” words or predicaments as a learning tool.  But, I totally understand if your family does not agree. This is on my “to-see” list.  Not all movies have been previewed.

Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution 3 Vol Gift Box Set
(We have only seen Volume 1.  It was very informative.  The younger kids liked the different animals.)
 (We saw this last week as a family and loved it.)
(We have seen some of these.  This is one for the older kids.  Not ALL episodes are going to be recommended!  For MATURE audiences ONLY!)

Flying Tigers
(This was interesting when we got to see some of the actual planes.)
Okay, since I still have little ones – I will put in a couple of animated films.

(okay, I could only do one)

The Apple Dumpling Gang / The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

(My brother and I loved this series as children.)


Do you have favorite movies?  We are always putting new ones on our list!


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5 thoughts on “Movies for Homeschooling or Sick Days

  1. Samantha

    Sergeant York is a good Christian one about the most decorated soldier of WWI. I’d recommend it for anyone 10+, as its rated G and there’s no sex, profanity, and little, little violence. (It was made in 1940)
    A good (clean!) History Channel series for about 12+ (depending on comprehension) is The Men Who Built America.

  2. Anonymous

    We love the movies by Sherwood Pictures: Facing the Giants and Flywheel are ok for all ages. Courageous and Fireproof are great for older children or young adults.

  3. Homeschool on the Croft

    Wildlife DVDs are a real hit here too…. and not only when we have ‘sick days’ 😉 If our older girls are really feeling yucky, they’ll ask to watch a period drama… Now, could any of you ever tire of watching Pride and Prejudice???!

    I actually love it when they’re *just a little bit* under the weather, and we snuggle down to watch a DVD together. Great times :)

  4. Kaila's Thoughts

    awesome.. mine are 5 and under so we watch tangled, spongebob, and then i try to sneak in word world, sid the science kid, magic school bus, and a few others that help teach like whatever is on netflix with scout and violet lol (oh and i have 4 kids 5 and under.. so if 1 is sick 99% of the time so are the other 3 lol)

  5. Sturgmom

    Great idea! When my ids are sick I let them watch pretty much what they want b/c I just want them to be still and rest, but watching shows that are somewhat educational for movie days is a great idea!

    My boys LOVE the Planet Earth series. It can be a little evolution-y but leads to some great conversations. We also like to watch River Monsters.


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