The Abominable movie is an animated film about a magical creature that is an abominable snowman. And, if that doesn’t sound like an awesome theme topic to add to your lesson plans, I don’t know what is! We have 17 Abominable activities, crafts, and lessons to go with this cute Yeti story.
But, first . . .
What Is An Abominable Snowman?
Before we get to the Abominable snowman movie, let’s talk a little about the Abominable Snowman so you have a little background (and can share it with the kids!).
But, what is it really?
An Abominable Snowman also goes by the name of Yeti.
They are legends of large, hairy, ape-like creatures thought to live in the Himalayas.
According to MentalFloss.com:
“The Yeti is the oldest legend of the bunch.
Lore of a man-like beast in the Himalayas has its roots in pre-Buddhist religion.
The Lepcha people recognized a supernatural “Glacier Being” as one of their hunting gods and the ruler of all the forest’s creatures.
It wasn’t until later that an early version of the term ‘Yeti’ emerged.
Most experts believe it derives from a Sherpa word, possibly yeh-teh meaning “small, man-like animal” or meti meaning “bear.”
The Yeti starred as the antagonist of many cautionary folk tales shared by the Sherpa people.
In their legends, the creature was depicted as an apelike man who left large tracks in the snow.
…One popular theory is that Bigfoot and the Abominable Snowman/Yeti are both Gigantopithecus, a polar bear-sized ape native to southern Asia believed to have gone extinct 300,000 years ago.”
Although there has been evidence that these reports are actually Himalayan bears, some people still firmly believe in the Yeti (and Bigfoot).
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What’s the difference between the Yeti, the Abominable Snowman, and Bigfoot?
The legend of the Abominable Snowman (Yeti) is a furry, ape-like creature found in Asia.
The legend of Bigfoot, also called Sasquatch, is a furry, ape-like creature found in North America.
So, basically location is the big difference. There are a lot of other similarities between the two legends.
Did you know that creatures like the Yeti and Bigfoot are known as “cryptids” defined as “creatures whose existence has yet to be—or else cannot entirely be—proved or disproved by science”?
About Abominable Movie (2019)
“A magical Yeti must return to his family . . .”
And so begins the plot for the Abominable snowman movie.
Main character, teenager Yi, escapes to the roof of her apartment building to get away from everyone and play violin.
While up there one evening, Yi finds a Yeti named Everest on the roof of her apartment.
(I know. Cool things like that never happen to me, either.)
She lures him out with a plate of her grandmother’s dumplings and then things really start to get interesting.
Yi and her friends then try to take the Yeti back to his home and family, all the while being chased by a bad man and a zoologist, who both want the Yeti for themselves.
You’ll definitely fall in love with this cute Abominable Yeti movie character (and also Yi!).
Abominable the Movie Release Date: September 26, 2019
Movie Rating: PG
Abominable Movie 2019 Trailer
The Abominable cast is made up of:
Chloe Bennet as Yi
Albert Tsai as Peng
Tenzing Norgay Trainor as Jin
Eddie Izzard as Burnish
Sarah Paulson as Dr. Zara
Tsai Chin as Nai Nai
17 Creative Abominable Movie Lesson Plans, Activites, Crafts & More
You know how I looooooove to pair up movies with learning (and figuring out how to make an afternoon of movies into fun lesson plans and activities) and I was really excited for this one.
There are so many directions you can take for the abominable snowman, so get crazy with it and have A LOT of fun!
Watch the Abominable snowman movie and then:
- Read the Abominable movie novelization book.
- Read other Abominable movie and Yeti books:
- Read Abominable Snowman Goosebumps (if your older kiddos like edge-of-seat reading).
- Read The Abominable Snow Teacher and then get a free lesson plan to go with it.
- Get an abominable snowman costume and create your own play.
- Learn the history of the Yeti.
- Watch an Abominable Snowman documentary.
- Get a free Mystery of the Yeti worksheet.
- Do a “Where Is China?” lesson plan.
- Do a geography lesson on China.
- Learn about the Himalayas (where Yetis are said to come from) and then learn more.
- Make Chinese Dumplings (to “lure out” your Yeti!).
- Learn about Cryptozoology and cryptids.
- Learn about the basics of playing violin (like Yi plays).
- Make your own cardboard violin!
- Make Abominable Snowman cookies.
- Have someone who crochets in your house? Get a free Abominable Snowman crochet pattern!
Have other ideas on what to learn about with this theme lesson?
Leave them in the comments and we’ll add them to the list!