Primary resource: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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This resource focuses on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a 2009 film about a magical machine that makes it rain food!

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009, U)

Flint Lockwood is an ambitious young inventor but when his latest invention brings food raining down from the sky, the people in his hometown think it’s too good to be true. Until everyone gets more than a little too greedy! Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the minds behind The Lego Movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The Mitchells vs the Machines.


Filled with charm and laughs, this is a genuinely inventive family film. Suitable for all primary school pupils but best for younger classes.

This resource has some watching activities and a chance to research some well-known scientists and inventors. Perfect for any budding STEM enthusiasts or pupils who love animation! We'd love to see your class' drawings of their own Rock Star Scientists!

Available to watch on Now TV Movies.

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