The subject for this Netflix #StreamTeam post is animals and this couldn’t have come at a better time for Imogen as this half term she’s learning all about them at school. This kicked off yesterday with her dressed as her favourite animal for her first day back and will end with an exciting day out at the zoo! All over half term we’ve been watching an awful lot of Netflix, thanks to the poor weather, on our new Smart TV and here are just a couple of our animal based favourites on Netflix at the moment.
As well as animation we’ve also be learning with some fantastic David Attenborough programmes. Imogen has learned so much from these and is now full of useful facts so that she can show off her knowledge at school.
As well as entertainment suggestions, Netflix have also provided us with some creative lunch ideas, especially appropriate seeing as the Bento craze seems to have hit our shores recently! Here’s a couple of great animal themed sandwich ideas perfect for lunch!
How to make a Dog sandwich
You will need
2 x slices of wholemeal bread
1 x wholemeal pita or 1 x slice of wholemeal crust
Your favourite sandwich filling
Cream cheese (optional)
1. Make a sandwich using two slices of wholemeal bread and your favourite filling
2. Using a sharp knife, cut out a shape that resembles a pear or light bulb (wide and round at one end and narrower and rounded at the other)
3. Using either pitta bread or the slice of a crust, cut two teardrop shapes and then tuck these inside the sandwich so that the rounded section is at the top and the point is downwards
4. To make the nose, cut a slice of cucumber skin and then shape it into a round edged triangle and put it in place
5. For the eyes, take a slice of cheese and using a circular cutter (small cookie cutter), cut two oval eye shapes. Cut some more cucumber skin and using an apple corer or very small circle cutter, make two pupils from the cucumber skin and place on top of the cheese ovals
6. To finish, cut some small curves of cucumber skin using a round cutter and place above the eyes. To give the eyes and nose a more lifelike appearance, use a tiny dot of cream cheese to highlight these.
How to make a Rabbit sandwich
You will need
3 x slices of 50/50 white bread
½ a slice of wholemeal bread
Slice of ham
Red pepper or cherry tomato
6x pieces of dry spaghetti
1. Make a sandwich using two slices of bread and your favourite filling
2. Cut the shape of the Rabbit head as shown in the picture (rounded at the top, with a wider section for the cheeks, narrowing to a thin neck)
3. To make the ears, cut the third slice of white bread into two long oval shapes pointed at one end, and top these with two ovals of ham slightly smaller than the ears, leaving an edge around the outside
4. Using the wholemeal bread cut two small oval shapes slightly pointed at one end and place these together on top of the bread so that the tips touch. Top this with a small circle of either red pepper or cherry tomato for the nose, cut using a small circle cutter
5. For the eyes, cut a slice of cucumber lengthways and remove the skin. Using the cucumber flesh, cut two long oval shapes and top these with half a black grape for the pupils
6. Finish your Rabbit with some teeth made from a rectangle of cucumber with a v-shape cut up the middle. Using the spaghetti poke it into the wholemeal bread nose and snap off to your desired length. Don’t forget to remove the spaghetti before eating the sandwich
1. Instead of cucumber flesh for the eyes and teeth, you could use a slice of cheese cut into the same shapes?
2. Why not swap the dry spaghetti whiskers for some chives or thin strands of spring onion?