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Everything is Minions now: keep everyone happy with these fun activities

Everything is about to be Minions as far as the eye can see. With Minions: The Rise of Gru now on the big screen, your summer holidays are set to be yellow, blue and googly-eyed, and it’s best if you just lean into it. We’ve rounded up some fun Minions-related activities to bust the boredom and keep everyone entertained this summer: why not give these a go...

BA-BA-BA-BANANA SNACKS

We all know Minions are obsessed with bananas - why not dress a bunch up as the mischievous yellow creatures for a fun snack time treat. You can use these printable Minion designs, or improvise with pens and paper.
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BA-BA-BA-BANANA HUNT

You could also hide your Minion-ified bananas around the house and garden for a fun (and healthier) twist on an Easter Egg Hunt - just remember to keep a note of where they all are to avoid a sticky banana mess if any get missed…

For a less-healthy prize, turn them into banana splits.

THROW YOUR OWN MINION-FEST

Those Minions sure know a good song when they hear it - not only have they got a few of their own, the soundtrack to each of the Despicable Me films is chock full of hits; just check out the festival-themed poster for Rise of Gru. So why not throw yourselves a Minion-Fest: get your best festival outfits on, deck the garden with yellow and blue bunting and pop a tent up before dancing the afternoon away and lip syncing with the whole family.

If you don’t have a garden, you can easily recreate this in the park or your living room.
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PIN THE GOGGLES ON THE MINION

Get crafty by creating your own eye-less Minion or use this handy printable version to create a yellow and blue twist on pin the tail on the donkey. Pin your Minion to a wall or a tree, blindfold the players, spin them around three times and giggle as they get those goggles in very wrong places.
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LEARN HOW TO SPEAK MINION

This adorable YouTuber has put together a handy video to teach you some of the basics of Minion-ese. Spend some time together learning a few words - thank you, goodbye etc - then challenge each other to only say those things in Minion for the rest of the day. Anyone who forgets has to do a forfeit. You might find yourself requesting a lot of bananas...

MAKE SOME MINION SLIME

Kids love slime. It’s just a fact of life. Did you know you can make your own? Here’s a handy tutorial with a decidedly Minion-esque twist. Once you’ve made the slime, then you can send the kids off to play with it which should buy you a few minutes of peace and quiet!

MAKE YOUR OWN MINION

How do you make your own minion? Find something yellow then slap some glasses on it. Done!

Make or buy a load of little Minion-style glasses, then send everyone off around the house to Minionise everything yellow. You’ll be finding little Minions everywhere for months to come.
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GO SEE MINIONS: RISE OF GRU

Ok we had to include this one. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen the absolute mischief Gru and the minions get up to in the 1970s. In this sequel (that’s also a prequel), a young Gru and his little yellow companions are still trying to find their villainous feet. If you want to make things a little spicier for the older family members, see if you can spot every classic movie reference in the film. We’ll warn you now: there are a lot!

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