BRAVE Little Eva

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Eva has become very taken with the character of Merida from the upcoming movie BRAVE. She loves seeing Merida on TV. She has a little Merida doll and the other day she said that she really wanted a Merida dress and I promised her that she could have one. There is only so long that a kid enjoys playing dress up and so I want to cultivate that especially if she is dressing up as a strong character. Eva also used her Christmas or Birthday money to buy the bow and arrows. Then she had some fun with Target practice. She’s working on her form and where to hold her hands but she is improving.

I cannot wait to go with Eva to see BRAVE in theaters. In the meantime we are reading books about Merida and her family as well as enjoying online things related to the movie. For example Merida has shown up in Castleville for some special quests. Eva watches Allison play the game and loves seeing Merida. We also watch the trailer from time to time and pretty much anything BRAVE related. Things like this content that I have to share with you.

First is a teaser called “Witch Away”


Another one that I’ve got is this very powerful one about how at the central story of BRAVE is family.

So, now that you have a taste of the movie BRAVE how about tasting something from the movie BRAVE. There are two recipes that you can download by clicking the images. (Each image goes to a .pdf with both recipes.)

Skink Recipe
Great Granny May Scott’s Cullen Skink Recipe

Scotch Egg Recipe
Scotch Egg Recipe

Eva also loves to dance and we can download another .pdf that shows us how to do the Highland Scottische.

And once we are worn out from all that dancing we can do some BRAVE activities from these downloadable activity sheets.

So that is bunch of activities that you can do around the movie Brave. Want to know more about it? Here is the synopsis.

Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) andcantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane), unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters), she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources—including her mischievous triplet brothers—to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor. Opens on June 22, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

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5 thoughts on “BRAVE Little Eva”

    1. Mo,

      I’m very excited to see a strong female character and I hope that she turns out to be a decent role model for girls. Allison and I figure that before long Eva will be taking archery lessons.

  1. I cant wait for this to hit the big screen. I will be taking my daughter for a sneak preview, but its great to see an uplifting and positive role model, I hope.

    Also if interested in some cool archery toys check out these Air Storm toys. Not a plug, but it fits this movie, and they are pretty cool. They even have a bigger bow that shoots up to 125 feet.

    Ill check out the activity sheets. Thanks!

    1. Hi Del,

      Didn’t we meet at an Affiliate Summit in Vegas? Thanks for letting me know about that dart crossbow. I thought about getting one of those once but passed on it because the kids are so young.

      How come everyone is getting to see the sneak preview but me? 🙂

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