Disney+'s The One & Only Ivan Activities

Several years ago, I purchase Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan for my oldest.  She read it, loved it, and cried a lot.  My second did the same, so I read it myself.  I also cried.  It's an amazing book.

I was super excited to find out that the book was being made into a movie by Disney, since Disney is one of those companies you know will do an amazing job adapting one of your favorite stories.

The movie just released on Disney+ this week and we are already planning a family movie night to watch, and probably cry, over the gorilla and the elephants.

Disney’s The One and Only Ivan is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place one calls home.

Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.

For animal loving kids, we have an activity pack from Disney to go with your viewing of The One and Only Ivan, or to use with reading the novel.

What's in it?  Ideas and activities about Getting to Know Gorillas, Observing Wildlife, and How to Help Save Gorillas.

To get your The One and Only Ivan activity pack, just click the above graphic for a download or just use this link.