Day 3 of “Diving into Disney”: The Mad Hatter

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Good Morning Friends!

It is Day 3 of the “Diving into Disney” workshop, and today we are shifting our focus to “Alice in Wonderland” by: Lewis Carroll. This iconic Disney movie is filled with whimsical characters from a white rabbit who is constantly late, to a deck of cards that heeds the command of an evil Queen of Hearts. But there are lessons that can be learned from this story too. Are you ready to dive in and explore this story with me? Then, let’s jump in!

I. The Mad Hatter: 

Creative: Being resourceful and imaginative with the tools that have been given to us, to utilize them to the best of our ability.

When we think of the story of “Alice in Wonderland” we think of a girl who follows a white rabbit down a long, dark hole. Tumbling head over heels she lands in a magical world where things are never quite as they seem. All along the way she tastes food that makes her shrink and grow to extreme sizes. She meets animal friends who are on their own ventures. She gets lost in a murky forest, only to meet a Cheshire cat who disappears and reappears at will. Nothing makes sense to Alice, yet she presses on in search of meaning and discovery. One of the characters she meets is the Mad Hatter and the March Hare.

The Mad Hatter is initially viewed as being crazy. He speaks in babbled speech and his thinking is quite scatterbrained. And yet, at his core he is an optimist. He welcomes Alice to his tea party and begins to celebrate her very Merry Un-Birthday. You see, the Mad Hatter teaches us that there is fun, creativity, and imagination to be found everywhere if only we can open our minds to it. Instead of focusing on the one day each year that is our birthday, he chooses to celebrate the 364 Un-Birthdays. Why? Because there is always something wonderful to celebrate in life. With just a few dishes and snacks, he prepares a wonderful tea party for everyone to enjoy. And today…. you can too! ❤

II. Disney Bounding Outfit: 

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III. Little Space Activity: Create Your Own Tea Party! 

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Today’s Little Space activity is to create your own tea party. If the thought of making your own tea party sounds daunting, don’t fret! Tea parties can be as simple or as elaborate as you’d like. This morning I made a simple Japanese egg salad sandwich, cut the crusts off, and paired it with a cup of green tea. 🙂 That was my tea party! If you don’t like to cook, try putting several different kinds of snacks on a plate with a bit of fruit. Or, you can bake a special treat for yourself. Go as creative as you’d like with this, but the goal is to have fun and then feel like a prince/princess while you dine on your special treats.

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IV. Personal Development Lesson: 

In today’s printable we will be diving in more about how you can be creative in your Little Space. Often times you won’t have the time (or resources) to slip into Little Space. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have the time to be a Little! Quite the contrary! Today’s exercise will help you discover ways in which you can be creative with the resources you have, to continue to help your Little side thrive. I hope you all enjoy today’s printable. In today’s printable you will be given the following critical thinking questions:

What are some ways that you can creatively weave being Little into your everyday life? When you are in Little Space, what are some of your favorite activities to do? What is a Little Space activity that you’ve wanted to do, but have not tried yet? Can you make it a goal to try it in the near future?

** Click here to get your printable! ** 

Don’t forget to come watch “Alice in Wonderland” with me and my friends, tonight on our Discord server at 7 PM PST https://www.mrbones.zone/chat . I can’t wait to see and chat with all of you!!

Much love,

~Penny xx

P.S.- Here are some fantastic versions of Alice in Wonderland that are my personal favorites! I hope you give them all a view and let me know what you think. xx

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5 comments

  1. i am excited for this activity. i love tea parties. Daddy’s parents are English so we have lots of tea parties. He even bought me a very special tea set. my favorite tea parties are just Daddy, me and my special stuffie guests.

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    1. Oh how exciting!! That sounds like an absolute blast! 🙂 Tea time is my favorite time of the day. Just a cup of Yorkshire tea, a few biscuits, and my Daddy and I’m in heaven. Cheers to you and your Daddy, my friend! I hope you have sooo much fun having a tea party, and watching “Alice in Wonderland” tonight! ❤ xx

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