Recently, I decided to take up a full-time online job because I had sufficient time on my hands while the kids were in school. Then all of a sudden, schools shut down and I had less time to work. Then, playgrounds closed and kids had to be indoors at all times. I found myself entertaining and feeding my 7-year-old and 3-year-old for 14 hours every day without a break. Luckily, they snooze for 10 hours. So besides the activities, they are required to do in a week, I have curated a list of Amazon Prime shows and movies that we watch as a family, or just me with the kids for a couple of hours a day. After some yelling, cleaning, cooking and more, I do need to sit sometimes.

  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) – While browsing for some movies to watch with the kids, we saw this trailer and got quite interested in the flying cutlery and weird creatures. My daughter, who has watched some of the Harry Potter movies, said it was similar to those movies. David Yates is the director. We also enjoyed part 2, The Crimes of Grindelwald.
  2. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – This was a series we used to watch in Kuwait when I was around 7 or 8 years old. It is awesome to watch with the family. It has 6 seasons but we have just begun watching and are at the end of season 1. It teaches the children a lot about respect for family and how to be down to earth despite the wealth.
  3. The Middle – This is a ten-year-old series about a woman trying to raise a family while lowering her expectations. She is middle-aged, from the middle-class and lives in the middle of the city. This one is on our list and yet to be watched once we are done with the on-going series we are already watching. It has 9 seasons so it will surely last you for quite a few weeks unless you start binge-watching.
  4. Just add Magic – This series has some weird numbering and some episodes are unavailable but my daughter enjoyed watching the suspense and thrilling adventures of the three girls with magic. Just add Magic: Mystery City is a sequel that has another three kids solving some mysteries.
  5. Young Sheldon – If you’ve watched Big Bang Theory, you know who Sheldon Cooper is. In this show, he is a 9-year-old boy trying to grow up between people with moderate or low IQs. This is a fun watch with the kids because it teaches them about various ways of getting along with other kids and accepting others how they are. We are on season 3.
  6. Bananas in Pyjamas – This is a story about B1 and B2 who love helping others, working together and having fun. There are 2 seasons and it is quite a fun watch for the kids while you can probably cut vegetables while supervising. Hahaha!
  7. The Gruffalo (2009 Animated) – This is a nice film that lasts for half an hour only. It’s about a magical tale of a mouse in the woods. The Gruffalo’s Child (2011) is a sequel about the kid, who ignores his father’s warning and goes out into the snow in search of the big bad mouse. This also lasts for half an hour. Room on a Broom (2012) is another one you can let them be hooked on for half an hour.
  8. Richie Rich (1994) – This is about the adventures of an extremely rich boy who wants to do good in the world. Besides being fun, the movie shows our kids that friends and family are more important than treasures. Home Alone is something I’m hunting for to watch with the kids. Let me know where I can find it.
  9. Stuart Little (1999) – This is a family classic about a mouse who came for supper and wound up staying with the kind family. My kids totally loved it.
  10. Jurassic Park 1, 2 & 3 (1993, 1997 & 2001) – This is better for 13 years and above because there are scary scenes when my kids began crying, but they still wanted to continue watching until the end. It’s all about dinosaurs messing up an amusement park. And then more dinosaurs and more breath-taking visual effects. King Kong (2005) is another movie where you will enjoy the special effects as well as the amusing gorilla.

Amazon Prime has plenty of kid stuff that you can put on for them and vanish. Series like Hey Dugee, My Little Pony, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, Peppa Pig, Dinosaur Train, Popeye and many more. Then there are movies that you can let the kids watch by themselves. Movies like The Smurfs, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Storks, Scooby-Doo: The Movie, Shrek, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Yogi Bear, A Christmas Carol and many more on Amazon Prime have proved to be a lifesaver even when I want to get some sleep around the kids.

Do you have some more series and movies on Amazon Prime that are worth watching with the kids? Let me know in the comments below.

Check out the movies and shows you can watch with kids on Netflix.

Cindy D'Silva
Cindy D'Silva
Cindy D'Silva, besides being a mother of two angels, is a belly dancer, writer and photographer. She loves partying, bowling and eating sushi. There is a detailed biography about her on the ABOUT ME page in case you would like to know more. :) You can like and follow her Facebook page to get all updates on the latest blogs and more: https://www.facebook.com/blogaberry/


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  3. Varsh says:

    My kids love Amazon Prime and we often watch lots of movies on it together. Adding a few from your list for next time.

  4. Gunjan says:

    These are some great reccomendations. I am yet to watch young Sheldon, will catch it up with my son.

  5. Jhilmil says:

    Those are some great recommendations. We have arched many out of them and yesterday only we were planning to sit as a family and watch Young Sheldon (as we are lovers of BBT)

  6. Neha Jain says:

    This is really nice list to watch..we have watched few of the list thanks for adding more will check out the remaining ones

  7. Roma says:

    I liked your choice Cindy, I have already watched many of these but can watch them again too. All of them sound so good

  8. Judy Morris says:

    Amazon Prime has some great stuff for kids and adults. Thanks for compiling the list for showing it to my sonny and will see some myself also

  9. Smitha N says:

    Currently the only thing we all are doing thank you for short listing sure will be checking out.

  10. What amazing picks! Going to share this post with my sister and Mom Blogger friends. Will be great to pick favorites in these.

  11. My personal favorites are Richie Rich, Young Sheldon and Stuart little. Amazon Prime has great shows kids and adults can watch together.

  12. Kajal Sharma says:

    Wow. Self- quarantining at home just got better with these recommendations.

  13. I’m definitely bookmarking this post for my future reference.

  14. Abha Singh says:

    All the good ones already in your list. I would love to watch them with my family.

  15. Nisha says:

    You listed out many favorites of mine and I surely want my kid to watch. I specifically loved The Middle and Young Sheldon.

  16. Jurassic park and Richie Rich are my personal favourites and I love watching them for several times

  17. Suchi says:

    Oh, I would love to watch them , be it with kids or not. They are really fun and cute to watch and keep my mood light

  18. Sapna says:

    Young Sheldon is my and kids favorite. Seeing each episode without miss

  19. After your Netflix list, this list was again much needed. the Middle is my personal favorite.

  20. Manisha says:

    You have shortlisted some must watch series/movies with the kids. I am adding this to my watchlist.

  21. The looks sounds an interesting one. will try watching few. Otherwise also its important to keep them occupied.

  22. Sundeep says:

    This is great list. I am looking for some shows and movies to watch with kids. And looks I found some options here. Thanks for recommendation

  23. I got 2 little nieces and they both are too damn energetic and playful all the time. My sister is already going mad to control them whole day in quarantine, will share this list with her. Hope this helps! 😛

  24. I have already started eith the jurassic park series and my daughter is enjoying it so much. This list will make my life easier now.

  25. Ghunjain says:

    Hey Cindy, thanks for the informative post about the list… Watching right away with my kids

  26. Vashi says:

    That’s a much needed list ! To keep the kiddos occupied. Totally saving it! Loving the selection of content! Happy binge watching!

  27. Your have covered all, showing it to my son so that we both can binge watch with a bucket of butter popcorn.

  28. Thanks for the detailed post I have similarly done a same post for adult if you get time go through it once,in b.w great compilation.

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