Penguins are just too adorable. Their slippery little bellies and the way they care for their young make me melt. Winter weather has finally hit California, and even though I won’t be seeing snowfall anytime soon, I do like to get in the spirit of winter and pretend it’s much more icy out than it really is. These are a few penguins that are so cute that you’ll eat them right up!
Getting kids to eat their veggies can be tough, but these easy to make penguins pack in olives and carrots with a smidge of cheese. Toothpicks too sharp? Make these ants-on-a-log style with cream cheese on a celery stalk to build your penguins laying down.
For a sweet treat, these cake rolls utilize store-bought cake rolls, Tootsie Rolls, candy orange slices, and fondant. If you don’t know where to get fondant or how to work with it, try a vanilla Tootsie Roll.
An open faced sandwich with cheese and chocolate soy-butter makes this penguin ideal for kids with nut allergies (and nut jealousy). Don’t forget the snow popcorn for the penguin to play in!
If open-faced isn’t your style, check out these penguin sandwiches cut to the side profile. Make sure the penguins have something to eat, too, with a side of Goldfish snacks.
On the bento box theme, this penguin rice ball features a hot dog beak! Accompany your rice ball with roasted winter vegetables, like sweet potatoes, carrots, and parsnip.
Nothing is cuter than a baby penguin, so these baby Oreo penguins are great as party desserts, or even Valentine’s Day treats.
If you don’t have an occasion to munch on these snacks, check out Adventures of the Penguin King.
Rex, a young King Penguin, has been away from his home for three years, learning to hunt in the wild oceans, but now he’s back in Penguin City. His mission: to find a mate, settle down and raise a chick. But can he survive the numerous predators and the harsh conditions on an isolated island at the bottom of the world? This is the journey of a typical bachelor King Penguin, from awkward adolescent to accomplished adult. It’s a family tale of love and adventure, tragedy and triumph, all told through the charismatic and charming natural actors, the penguins of South Georgia. Stunning cinematography takes us into Penguin City, on an extraordinary sub-Antarctic island, home to majestic albatrosses, brawling elephant seals—and six million penguins. Narrator Tim Allen brings added warmth and humor to the tale, aided by a funny and dramatic script by Phillip LaZebnik (Pocahontas, Mulan, Prince of Egypt). Though our hero’s harsh world may be alien to our day-to-day lives, his struggle will be familiar to us all.
Tim Allen narrates as a humorous penguin who finds his way into fatherhood and avoids the whales. Whistler is a huge fan of all animals and we really enjoyed this cute educational documentary. Adventures of the Penguin King can be seen in theaters in Los Angeles and select cities, On Demand, and on digital platforms now! Plus, you can pre-order the family movie on 3D Blu-ray and DVD on Amazon (available Feb 2014).
This post is written on behalf of Cinedigm by me. All opinions are 100% mine.