On June 22, 2012 Disney released Brave. Brave features a young lady named Merida who, despite her mothers wishes, is determined to defy many of the old traditions. Most days she spent learning what it was to be a princess, from how to hold yourself to the duties involved. However, she always longed for the day of freedom, where she could roam the forrest, practice archery, and explore the unknown. When she hears that all the princes of the land will fight for her hand in a game decided by her, Merida goes against the norm and fights for her own hand. Queen Elinor, Merida’s mother, doesn’t approve of her antics and demands that she adheres to the customs set forth by those before them to keep peace in their land. When Merida realizes that her mother may never listen to her, she sets out to change her mother’s mind. However, her quest leads to chaos and an accidental change of body instead of mind. She must then face peril and evil forces to find a cure to the curse she unleashed on her mother.
Merida has also been announced as an official Disney Princess and is featured on the Disney Princess Website. She joins Jasmine, Ariel, Repunzel, Tiana, Belle, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Aurora, Mulan, and Snow White. As an official princess, she has several fun perks on her site, including games and an awesome Story Book that can be read or listed to.
I love this movie. Merida is a strong and brave female character that shows girls you have the power to shape your own destiny. It also shows that your mom knows a lot more than you give her credit for and that she has your best interest at heart. It is a story of the bonds of family and the strength that they give you.
Below are several printables featuring Merida and her family. There are bookmarks, puzzles, games, activities, frames, door hangers, 3D crafts, and more. To download click the images below.and save the PDF to your computer. Then print and create for hours of fun! Be sure to grab Brave from Amazon.com to watch her fun adventure to go with these fun printables.