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Family Movie Night – “A Turtle’s Tale” and Tuna Turtles!


We had a little family movie night making “tuna turtles” with “A Turtle’s Tale:  Sammy’s Adventures” this weekend! Sammy's Adventures

We picked up a few snacks with our rental and is is some of what we bought:  green grapes, Granny Smith apples, organic wheat crackers, and tuna fish!

I think we were all impressed that we got in and out so quickly with all we needed for Family Movie Night!

movie night

When we got home, I got out the mayo, sliced pickles, and tuna fish, along with grapes, radishes, and the organic crackers.  Captain Fussybuckets LOVES tuna fish (Baby D, not so much!) and so I decided to go along with the “A Turtle’s Tale” theme and make Tuna Turtles.  They were a big hit with the Captain!!

movie night snack

Baby D’s movie snack was the peeled, sliced Granny Smith apples and green grapes.  He loved them!

movie night

We all sat down to watch “A Turtle’s Tale” and eat our snacks.  We all really enjoyed the movie.  The boys aren’t used to watching such long (88 minutes) shows, so they took breaks on their own.    The movie is about Sammy, a sea turtle who hatches on a beach and is quickly caught by a seagull.  The seagull crashes with another seagull, who has captured a sea turtle named Shelly.  Well, throughout the whole movie, Sammy is trying to find Shelly, who is his one true love.  They are reunited for a time, but then are separated again.  Sammy travels through many oceans and escapes danger many times.  The movie shows a lot of issues that affect sea life, like global warming and human errors, like oil spills.  I won’t ruin the end for you, but it’s definitely a heartwarming one.  

Tuna Turtles

Tuna Turtles

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These fun tuna turtles are a great snack for little ones!


  • crackers
  • green grapes
  • radishes( or other vegetable for the eyes and mouth)
  • 1 can of tuna fish
  • 1 TBSP mayo
  • 1/4 cup diced pickles


  1. Combine tuna fish, mayo, and diced pickles and stir.
  2. Place one spoonful of tuna on a plate.
  3. Place four grapes for the arms and legs.
  4. Carefully cut "eyes" and a "mouth" out of a radish or olive and cut a place for them in a green grape.
  5. Place the grape "head" with eyes and mouth at the end of the turtle.
  6. Finally, place a cracker on top for it's shell.
  7. Enjoy!

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Monday 20th of August 2012

My 4 year old has rented this twice now. She loves A Turtle's Tale. Thanks for sharing about your fun experience. I love it!


Monday 20th of August 2012

I love home movie's a fun tradition to have. The tuna turtles are adorable..I'll have to keep an eye for this movie :)

ashleigh walls

Monday 20th of August 2012

Love the snacks you provided! My son is obsessed with fish and any animal in the water, he enjoyed this movie! Looks like you all did too.

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Sunday 19th of August 2012

I love the turtle snacks!  Those are to cute and fun!  Sounds like you guys had an awesome night of family fun!


Monday 20th of August 2012

Thanks!  We did!  It really was a lot of fun!

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