Both of my girls are huge Spirit Riding Free fans. They started watching the show last summer and it inspired us to head to the nearby horse farm many times to try horse back riding. Since then they’ve read the books, asked for the toys for birthdays and play “Spirit” all the time. I was really excited to tell them that the new season, season 6, came out last week.
We have been trying to make a mini bucket list of things we want to do the last 2 weeks of summer. One of them is to have a “girls night” (me + them) to watch some of the new episodes of Spirit Riding Free.
Do your kids watch the show? If you’re not familiar with it, Spirit Riding Free is set in the 19th century in the small town of Miradero, Texas. It stars a 12-year-old girl named Lucky, who recently moved to town from the big from the city. Soon after arriving, she encounters a wild horse named Spirit. She also meets other friends and horses and together they all have tons of adventures.
We made this fun (and very easy) recipe to enjoy while watching:
Easy Sprinkle Popcorn Treats
Ingredients: this recipe can easily be doubled to make a larger batch of treats:
- 5 cups of popcorn
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- half a bag of mini marshmallows
Directions: Grease a 9X13 baking pan. Melt the butter and marshmallows on the stove in a pot. Add in the popcorn and sprinkles and stir until combined. Put into the baking pan and press to make it flat. Let it cool and then cut into squares.
We shopped at Walmart for the ingredients and used Pop Secret popcorn. My kids like the great butter taste and I like that it reminds me of life’s simple joys with friends and family for as long as I can remember.
Spirit Riding Free Lunchbox Notes
Since watching the show together was something they really wanted to do with mom, I thought I’d make some lunch box notes with a Spirit Riding Free theme to pop in their lunch boxes this fall. I am not the best/most creative when it comes to packing lunches but one thing that the girls always look forward to is my notes. I like making these printable sheets because it saves me time in the AM and I can share them here and hopefully help another mom too.
Click here to download and print your free sheets of Spirit Riding Free Lunchbox Notes
I used some of the Spirit Riding Free images from the free printables they offer online: Spirit Riding Free Activities. If you’re kids like the show, these are really easy activities to print for them to enjoy.