Day 4 of “Diving into Disney”: Vanellope von Schweetz


Good Afternoon Friends!

Today’s post is going to be a short one as I am very tired from organizing the house and fighting a cold. 🙂 Today we are diving into the Disney movie, “Wreck It Ralph”. This movie is all about embracing who you are. After 30 years of being the bad guy in his video game, Ralph sets out to find a new video game where he can be the hero. Along the way he makes some new friends, and helps some of his old pals. As he hops from video game to video game he meets a young girl who is a ball of energy, Vanellope von Schweetz. She is our role model of the day!

I. Vanellope von Schweetz: 

Enthusiasm: the ability to maintain your zeal, optimism, and interest even when things get harsh.

Vanellope von Schweetz is a young race car driver in the video game, “Sugar Rush”. All her life she had been bullied for having a “glitch” and being different from the other race car drivers in her game. Like Ralph, she felt ostracized for being different and didn’t know how to embrace who she is. Then, after a chance meeting, her and Ralph become friends and they learn to lift each other up. She helps him discover the hero that he is inside, and he helps her gain confidence in herself. It’s a beautiful story of friendship and love. What I love most about Vanellope is that she maintains her enthusiasm and zeal for triumphing over the bullies even when her feelings are hurt and she is sad. She continues to tinker to build her own race car. She speaks out against her bullies to tell them that they are wrong. Vanellope always yearns to hope, and clings to optimism and that makes her a great role model for every Little to embrace.

II. Disney Bounding Outfit: 


III. Little Space Activity: Turn Your Lunch into a Race Car! 


Today’s Little Space activity is to turn your lunch into a race car. There are many ways you can create a race car out of food. I chose to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and then create banana “wheels” on the side. You can also make hotdogs, place them in a bun, and stick pickle slices on the side as wheels. Get as creative with your meal as you want, all while feeling Little inside! ❤


IV. Personal Development Lesson: 

In today’s printable we are focusing on how you can remain enthusiastic during times of stress. We all face obstacles in our personal lives, but it’s how we cope with the stress that matters. As Littles, there will be times when you don’t want to regress, or you are too stressed to slip into the mindset. There will be other times when you might question if you are a Little at all! (This is completely normal ❤ ). Whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed in your journey as a Little, take heart, my friend. We’ve all been there and what you’re feeling is natural. I encourage you to reach out to a fellow Little or someone in the lifestyle for some encouragement. Cling to hope and your optimism during these times of doubt, because being a Little is who you are inside. It’s a part of your being, and if you feel like you are a Little…. then you are! 🙂 It’s as simple as that. Nurture that part of yourself. You can do this! I believe in you! In today’s printable you will be given the following critical thinking questions:

What are some ways that you remain optimistic in the face of adversity? Do you gravitate towards people who are enthusiastic? Why or why not? How can you maintain your zeal for things in your own life when times get difficult?


** Click here for today’s printable. **

Don’t forget to come watch “Wreck It Ralph” with me and my friends, tonight on our Discord server at 7 PM PST . I can’t wait to see and chat with all of you!!

Much love,

~Penny xx

P.S.- If you love watching “Wreck It Ralph” then you’ll definitely love watching “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (Wreck It Ralph 2). I hope you give it a view and let me know what you think! 🙂


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