Do you have kids in your house that love the Epic Tales of Captain Underpants books? I sure do! That is why I am so excited to let you know that tomorrow, July 13th, DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants premiers on Netflix!
DreamWorks generously sent us a package filled with goodies to celebrate this great premier. In our package we had some craft supplies to create 2 sock puppets of the best friends Harold Hutchins and George Beard from Captain Underpants.
If you would like to make these sock puppets you will need:
1 Tan Sock
1 Brown Sock
1 Green/Blue Stripe Leg/Arm Warmer
1 White Leg/Arm Warmer
4″ by 6″ Piece of Red Craft Felt
4″ by 6″ Piece of Black Craft Felt
4 Black Buttons
4′ of Yellow Blanket Yarn
4′ of Black Blanket Yarn
Check out our step-by-step video tutorial below:
You can adapt the above tutorial to make all kinds of sock puppets using whatever kind of socks and yarn you have in your house. It is a great way to entertain the kids on a rainy day. If you don’t have leg warmers, you can make some by cutting off the foot of a sock.
Let me know what you think and remember this new series is a great way to get your kids reading the Captain Underpants Books. Are you planning on watching The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants when it premieres on Netflix July 13th?
Do you have Netflix? We do and we love it. I don’t watch TV or even cable much, but Netflix is something I check out when I have time and I can always find a great documentary or original series or movie to watch. Netflix is the world’s largest internet TV service and it is not hard to understand why.
I want to share some great news! Netflix released their newest kid’s series, Bottersnikes & Gumbles Today!
This series is based on the beloved children’s books by S.A. Wakefield that were published in Australia and the UK between 1967 and 1989.
The setting for this series is a fantasy kingdom of rusting junk and abandoned things AKA junkyard. Bottersnikes & Gumbles is geared to boys and girls ages 6-9 and having 2 boys in that range, I can tell you they loved the advance premier we watched together.
The animated graphics are amazing and the characters are awesome! Tink, Willi Bounce, Happi, Merry, Float, Jolli and Toot are the Gumbles.
The Gumbles live on Junk Highway in a Gumble Tree with an old school bus on it.
As you might assume from their names, they are fun-loving creatures but they are also quite adventurous. Their bodies have the ability to be stretched or squashed just about any way they want to. The way they move around is called “gumbling” and their favorite snacks are grubs which you might expect are plentiful living on Junk Highway.
While all this sounds delightful in a Gumble sort of way the Bottersnikes are not. The Bottersnikes live in Snike Hill and are ruled by the most awful Bottersnike, King Bottersnike.
They are not fun-loving like the Gumbles, they are mean spirited and more than that, they are stinky, lazy, selfish and mostly evil creatures. They don’t look nice either, they have hard, scaly skin, sharp teeth, claws and ears that glow red-hot when angry, which is almost all of the time!
They enjoy a diet of rusty nails but their favorite treat is mattress stuffing. One thing they really don’t like is water, if they get wet they shrink! You can check out more on their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This series is very entertaining, I hope you check it out with your kids and let me know what you think in the comments.
This review was made possible by iConnect and Bottlesnikes & Gumbles. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.”
Many shows made for kids are downright annoying for parents to watch with them. Most of you can probably list at least a handful of shows that are almost as bad as listening to fingernails scraping across a chalkboard. It is refreshing when a children’s series actually fosters lifelong creative learning for kids. It is doubly impressive when it is also enjoyable for parents to view alongside their child. Unfortunately, there are not too many preschool children series that can achieve one of those things let alone both. However, the Amazon Original Series, Tumble Leaf is one that rises to and meets that challenge. This series is back for Season 2 and available for Prime members. All new episodes of this multi-Emmy award-winning series premiers on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, May 6th.
This preschool series features Fig, a curious and endearing blue fox and his best friend Stick, a friendly caterpillar who is always on the move. Together Fig and Stick set out on exciting adventures filled with nature and science. The episodes start with a colorful crab who pulls in a fish trap that is filled with “treasure” from the sea. In one of the episodes I recently previewed he pulls in a camera and after snapping a quick photo of himself he tosses it into the magical Finding Place. A curious Fig hurries off to the Finding Place to discover what new treasure has been added. The new discovery is utilized to bring about science through play lessons that are filled with a healthy dose of imagination.
The delightful characters created by Drew Hodges features voices from Christopher Downs as Fig, Brooke Wolloff as Maple, Zac McDowell as Hedge, Addie Zintel as Pine, and Alex Trugman as Ginkgo.
The episodes are packed with fun and learning and my sons loved watching along with me. The characters and voices are not annoying as can be the case with some other kid’s series that will remain nameless. It is a series that gets kids all excited to see what new discovery will end up in The Finding Place at the beginning of each episode. As the episode unwinds that discovery will be weaved into the story line seamlessly and when it ends Fig will tell the kids to get out and play! That is such a great message and one that is necessary for all kids today.
This series won 5 Daytime Emmys including the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Program along with being the winner of the 2016 Parents Choice Award! Check out the Season 2 Trailer below!
Prime members can soon stream the second season of Tumble Leaf at no additional cost to their Prime membership with the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online HERE . Prime members can also download the series for offline viewing on iOS, Android and Fire devices at no additional cost. In addition to SD and HD, the series is also available in 4K Ultra HD on compatible smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Sony. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free 30-day trial HERE! There are also brand new clips you can download or view HERE!
I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think in the comments. If you watched the 1st Season, let me know that too along with how you liked it.
This is a sponsored post, I was compensated by the company I am working with on this but as always my views and words are 100% my own.
I want to tell you about a very important television event premiering commercial free on Monday, February 29th at 8 pm est. National Geographic is bringing the story of Malala to the NatGeo channel.
Growing up in Swat Valley, Pakistan 10-year-old Malala started to campaign for the rights of girls to receive an education. Using a pen name Malala wrote a blog for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule and her feelings on promoting education for girls. Her voice was almost silenced when she was shot by the Taliban at the age of 15 on her way home from school on her school bus.
However her spirit was not ready to be silenced and she did not die and she did not just survive, she thrived! She went on to win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize which was jointly awarded to her and Kailash Satyarthi for their work in the field of children’s rights. Malala is the Co-Founder of The Malala Fund, a non-profit organization whose work around the world focuses on the rights of girls to receive a quality education.
Watch the official movie trailer below:
I hope you tune in on Monday evening with your family to see her story. It is such an inspirational story of what one voice can do to help better the lives of millions. Let me know what you think if you do watch. I would love to hear what you and your family thought.
I am so excited to tell you that Chicken Soup for the Soul and TV Land have a great new collaboration with a new comedy, Jennifer Falls! Jamie Pressley plays Jennifer Doyle who seeks the help Chicken Soup for the Soul’s publisher, editor-in-chief and author Amy Newmark. Join the fun as Jennifer shares the hilarious stories of her journey and have a chance to win exclusive prizes via Chicken Soup for the Soul’s website, newsletter and social media channels.
Here’s where the story begins … After Jennifer Doyle lost her high-paying executive job, she also lost her condo, her beach house, and all her other possessions and was forced to move back into her mother’s house with her disgruntled teenage daughter. Now she has to endure the indignity of working as a bartender for her brother. Jennifer seeks help from an old friend and colleague who went to Harvard. The friend suggests that she speak to one of her Harvard classmates, Amy Newmark, at Chicken Soup for the Soul. Amy, having held a variety of high-powered positions in business, and having published thousands of stories from people going through tough times becomes a mentor to Jennifer as she reboots her life.
Catch Season premier of Jennifer Falls on TV Land every Wednesday at 10:30/9:30c starting June 4th! Also check out the Chicken Soup for the Soul, Get Happy app, follow Jennifer Falls on Facebook and Chicken Soup for the Soul on Facebook to keep up on the latest news.
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