Fun 80’s Shows to Show the Kids (& Netflix Giveaway) #StreamTeam

by Lisa Douglas

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team.

80's Classics to Watch and Share with Your KidsDo you remember your favorite shows from when you were a kid? I used to remember sitting on my parent’s checkered-print couch in the crook of my mom’s arm watching Dallas, or Bosom Buddies, or Night Rider. Gosh, just saying those names brings me right back to the days of Aqua Net, acid wash jeans, and hypercolor t-shirts.

My sister and I watched the Care Bear Movie so many times (and I am a proud owner TO THIS DAY of an original Care Bear). Strawberry Shortcake dolls infiltrated our room we shared (I can still smell her!) Smurfs were a family favorite, too, as was Saturday morning cartoons which included Transformers (Autobots, roll out!). And the Babysitters Club was every teens dream back then, amirite?

Being able to relive my childhood by sitting with my own children and sharing the shows I used to watch when I was their age – friggin’ amazing. All kinds of laugh-inducing awesomeosity happens the second they see Michael J Fox’s whispy preppy look on Family Ties or Lisa Turtle’s “fashion” in Saved by the Bell. “Did you guys really wear that, mom?!?”

“Yes, yes kids. We did. Now stop laughing and ssh! Zach and Kelly are having an argument and Zach looks really cute in this scene. I mean, uh…”

*quickly hides Zack Morris poster she kept from her childhood*

Zack Morris love 4evaAhem.

14 Classics to Share with Your Kids on Netflix

For your big kids:

1. Saved by the Bell
2. The Baby-Sitters Club
3. Family Ties
4. Jem and the Holograms
5. The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries
6. Spiderman and His Amazing Friends
7. Transformers

And your little ones:

1. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
2. The Care Bears Movie
3. The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
4. Strawberry Shortcake
5. Curious George
6. Sesame Street
7. Dumbo

And if you REALLY want to bring it back old school, try recreating the ever-popular Shrinky Dinks at home with this awesome craft below, or making some yummy DIY Pudding Pops to share with them.

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Pudding Pops

Who can forget Billy Cosby and his J-E-L-L-O commercials? Relieve the 80s with homemade pudding pops. Click here to learn how to make your own.

Shrinky Dinks

You spent hours with your EZ-Bake Oven making Shrinky Dinks — now you can inspire a new generation. If you need a refresher, click here to learn how to make your own.

Win a three-month subscription to Netflix!

Want to share with your kids your favorite 80’s shows, too? Or maybe you just want to rewatch them for yourself? I’m so excited to offer one lucky reader a three-month subscription code to Netflix. Enter below! Winner will be chosen via Giveaway ends May 10th.

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