Who doesn’t love Puss-in-Boots? The rascally feline from the Shrek movies now has his own Dreamworks series, available exclusively on Netflix. The first five episodes are available to watch now and we have checked them all out for you. You’re welcome!
Evey didn’t need any persuasion to come sit down and watch with me. Puss has always been her favourite Shrek character. She says she likes him because he’s funny, ginger and clever – just like her. Modesty isn’t her strong point – just like Puss too! I said we would watch one episode per day, but I must admit, after watching the first, I enjoyed myself so much we watched the second episode straight away.
The series is packed full of the kind of swashbuckling adventures you have come to expect from Puss-in-Boots. The world’s greatest fighter, lover and milk connoisseur springs into action with comical tales that take him to exotic locations, filled with unforgettable characters. As Puss embarks on adventures that are the stuff of legend, nothing can stand in the way of this swashbuckling hero … except a hairball! Puss in Boots is a great example of an enduring and entertaining children’s tale based on a book
Then I had to deal with Evey’s cat obsession raising it’s furry head again. Luckily Netflix also had “The Cat in the Hat” movie and “The Cat in the Hat knows a lot about that” series for us and two other ‘cat’ movies – “A Talking Cat” and “A Cat in Paris”. Then I put together a Puss in Boots wordsearch for her and I have reproduced it here for you to try with your little ones.
We found this cute little Puss-in-Boots puppet activity on sweetpotatochronicles.com and had great fun making our own versions.
Here’s what you need:
A brown paper lunch bag
A range of coloured paper
A glue stick
Here’s what you do:
Depending on how old your kids are, either you or they will cut shapes out of the coloured paper. You might want to have an image of Puss nearby as a reference. The boots, of course, and the hat are what really bring this character to life but we also made a feather for his hat, a belt and a sword. Once we got going
All of this Puss in Boots fun made us hungry and it was time for a snack. A Puss in Boots snack of course. The best thing about this snack is that you can make your own version with any fruits, butters and bases that you like.
Puss in Boots Nut Butter and Fruit Toast
2 slices of multigrain bread (You could also use rice cakes.)
1 tablespoon nut butter (or non-nut butter, like sesame, for those with allergies)
½ pear, quartered as well as finely sliced
1 raspberry, sliced
Toast both slices of bread. If you’re using rice cakes, you can, of course, omit this first step. Spread the nut butter (or your chosen non-nut butter) on one piece of bread. Using a paring knife, cut the shape of a top hat out of the second slice of bread. We used a slice of banana as the feather in his cap. However, you could use any fruit you have available including apple, pear, or an orange slice. All you need to do is use a dab of your butter of choice as “glue” to fasten it to the toast hat.
For the eyes, we used pear and then added a pecan for the pupil but almonds, walnuts, raisins or dried blueberries would work too.
The whiskers for Puss require small slices of pear or apple so keep tiny hands busy with another part of his face.
Finally, we crafted the perfect little kitty nose out of raspberry. However, I bet a strawberry would also work great.
Serve on a plate with a big glass of milk, of course.