Movies to Motivate the Little Athlete #NetflixKids

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Disclosure: I am an Netflix StreamTeam Member. I have received a free subscription to facilitate my reviews. However, all opinions are 100% mine.

With the Winter Olympics now over and your kids still exited from all they saw it’s time to piggy back off these events to help your kids continue learning about the many lessons one can learn when using team work, fitness and more! Here are some great movies you can check out to help reinforce these valuable traits. If you’re a Netflix member you can find these all on instant stream.


For bigger kids


The Short Game
The Kid
The Pistol
A Mile in His Shoes
Winning Favor
The Mighty Macs
Like Mike 2
Air Bud World Pup

And your little ones:

Super WHY
Curious George
Bob the Builder
Angelina Ballerina In the Wings

What is one inspirational movie you or your family have enjoyed watching?

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  • Reply Karissa Oien

    We just got netflix again! Thank you for sharing this list!

    March 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Cynthia Dubuque

    I’m always looking for things to watch on netflix.. thanks 🙂

    March 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Charlee

    thanks for the movie ideas!!

    March 3, 2014 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Amanda Stovall

    Thanks so much for the DVD recommendations! I need all the help I can get when it comes to getting my children more interested in sports & physical activity!

    March 3, 2014 at 4:54 am
  • Reply Laura Gambrel

    Such great info, thank you! Netflix is so wonderful, I wish we weren’t so rural and could get internet to watch it. 🙂

    March 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Nicole Bear

    My daughter is still too little to watch tv (only 16 months) but when she is a bit older I could see finding some good kids programs on Netflix for her to watch.

    March 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Rebecca

    thanks for the recommendations – good list!

    March 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply rachel petty

    Thank you for these recommendations. My LO would enjoy these

    March 2, 2014 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Julie Wills

    These are some nice recommendations. I will definitely be watching some of these with my youngest. 🙂

    March 2, 2014 at 2:15 am
  • Reply Taylor Schell

    haha it’s so funny that you say this because my little guy was so bummed about the Winter Olympics being over! we do have Netflix and this is a brilliant idea! thanks for collecting all the specific active/sporty ones out! you’re the best

    March 1, 2014 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Marcia Lee

    We’re visiting our grand kids this week. Thanks for the Netflix suggestions. We won’t be camped in front of the tv this week, but a few movies to start conversations about teamwork and self sacrifice for the good of the team may be enjoyable.

    March 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Hughes

    thanks for the recommendations!

    March 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Nicholle Holycross

    What a great list. I will try a few of these with my little boy! Thanks for the ideas!

    March 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Katy H.

    Thank you for this! Love any resources to keep kids motivated to move! Sedentary lifestyles are definitely on the rise, but hopefully with good resources like this, kids will feel intrinsically motivated to start picking up new activities and exercises.

    March 1, 2014 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Erin K.

    I love these movies! This is a great idea to help teach k ids about being active!

    March 1, 2014 at 7:05 am
  • Reply Shannon

    What great titles. I have Netflix and I am always looking for new movies that are included in their lineup.

    March 1, 2014 at 2:11 am
  • Reply Birdiebee

    Thank you for the great titles to movies my granddaughter can watch.

    February 28, 2014 at 11:35 pm
  • Reply Cristy Doris

    Great ideas here – and my daughter LOVES curious george! 🙂

    February 28, 2014 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply Cynthia Cover

    Actually I just watched Going for Gold, the one about Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerigan. Talk about sports drama!

    February 28, 2014 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Rebecca

    I would love to have netflix to play some of these for my son.

    February 28, 2014 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply gigi borden

    i wish i was a part of netflix, i need to look into it! i am so glad there are shows that are out there motivating children to be active! thanks for sharing!

    February 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Jo-Ann Brightman

    It is important to motivate the little ones. According to statistics toddlers are less obese now, but slightly older children still have not reduced enough. Exercise should always be part of a routine and these movies can help make it enjoyable.

    February 28, 2014 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Dorothy Boucher

    yahhhh my grand children are going to love this, we do a few work out of our own but i am sure the way nana does them is a bit silly so i am sure they will love to know this 🙂 thanks so much for share @tisonlyme143

    February 28, 2014 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Bonnie W.

    Oh wow! Thanks for this list!

    February 28, 2014 at 11:42 am
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