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    There is no better time of the year for teaching my boys about the importance of being thankful for friends and family who bring so much love and support into our lives on a daily basis.  Last week, we celebrated Thanksgiving with our family and then had a great time together for my father’s birthday the following day.  It is during these times that I know our boys are making precious memories that will last them a lifetime.

    Whether you’re planning a family feast or sticking to your traditional holiday routine, it’s important to show your kids that friends are worth being thankful for during these special times of the year.  Thanks to Netflix, I can introduce our sons to a few of the greatest duos, including Rory and Lorelai, Charlotte and Wilbur and Bob and Larry, whose all-new Netflix original, “VeggieTales in the House,” started streaming Nov. 26.

Here are some dynamic duos available on Netflix for your big kids:

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1. Phineas and Ferb
2. Shaggy and Scooby: Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
3. Vada and Thomas: My Girl
4. Martin and Chris: Wild Kratts
5. Finn and Jake: Adventure Time
6. Mario and Luigi: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
7. Charlotte and Wilbur: Charlotte’s Web

    While you’re prepping your holiday dinner, give the kids a few extra veggies, paint and paper to see what fun designs they can make. Click here to learn how to make your own veggie stamps, including instructions for making our favorite veggie friends, Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber.

We enjoyed making Vegetable Stamps this month as we watched our favorite friends on Veggie Tales and Netflix:



Raw cut vegetables

Acrylic paint

Foam brush


Paper towels

Paper plate

Cutting board and knife – for mom)


Step 1. Mom or Dad cuts the veggies in different shapes and sizes. Slice them vertical and horizontal.


Step 2. Pour your paint on your paper plate. Dip your foam brush into the paint and spread it onto your vegetable.


Step 3. Press your veggie, paint side down, onto your paper. Do it again and again to make beautiful shapes.


To make Larry the Cucumber you need: (Make sure you let the bottom layers dry completely first)

Body: A vertically sliced zucchini

Eyes: Two horizontally sliced carrots in different sizes for the black and white parts

Nose: Wide carrot slice

Mouth: A half of a potato slice

Teeth: A square chunk of carrot

To make Bob the Tomato you need:

Body: A slice of the bottom portion of an eggplant

Eyes: Two horizontally sliced carrots in different sizes for the black and white parts

Nose: Wide carrot slice

Mouth: A half of a potato slice

Hair: A celery stalk

Let’s Discuss:  How do you teach your children the importance of family and friendship during the holidays?

Disclosure: This post is part of a blogging campaign in collaboration with Netflix. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Those veggie stamps are adorable. I think I try to teach my kids the importance of friends and family just by spending time with them.

  2. I teach my girls the importance of family by dinners. With dinners we have family story time and so much laughter.

  3. This looks so adorable! We just did a mini project tonight and we need to do more.

  4. What a cute craft! We love Veggie Tales, so I’ll have to do this one with my daughter. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Terry My Journey With Candida says

    I tried to teach my daughter that family matters. She turned into a great daughter and a great mother so I must’ve done something right. By the way, Those vegetable crafts turned out really cute.

  6. Lesley Stevens says

    That is a really cute craft idea and a great way to teach kids the vegetables that Larry and Bob actually are. I bet your daughter had a great time too, I really enjoyed the tutorial you laid out here.

  7. I love the holidays! Teaching our kids the meaning of being thankful is very important! I love VeggieTales. We haven’t watched them in a while though but would be nice to watch them again! I also love the painting idea using vegetables

  8. I love the stamps and how you made Bob and Larry – Isn’t that their names?

  9. Lois Alter Mark says

    We love Netflix, and stream movies all the time. Those veggie stamps are so cute!

  10. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    I love how the veggie stamps came out! I also think friendship is a great thing to watch movies about as a family.

  11. Those veggie stamps are a great idea. I have no children but I thoroughly enjoyed being with my Mom and my friends this Thanksgiving. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  12. Melissa Smith says

    My Girl!!! I always loved that movie! Looks like I need to finally hop on the Netflix bandwagon soon. I can indulge while my kids make veggie stamps. 😉

  13. How fun! Such a cute idea! My littles would love doing this!

  14. Joanna Sormunen says

    My son loves the Veggietales! I bought the Veggietales Bible for him one Christmas and I honestly don’t know how many times we’ve read it already.

  15. mena & taty says

    Love it when friends and family drop by. What a fun activity to pair with a movie!

  16. Oh my gosh that is the cutest painting I love it! I’m always happy to see friends and family – they are definitely important people.

  17. This is such a great idea. My 7 year old is a huge veggie tale fan.

  18. mail4rosey says

    I didn’t know there was a Mario show!! Your veggies turned out cool (as a cucumber? groans, I know, I just couldn’t resist). 🙂

  19. Netflix is just so easy to use and watch our favorites. We LOVE Veggie Tales!

  20. We make a tradition of watching holiday movies several nights a week as a family. There’s no opting out for anyone either. It’s important for us to spend as much time together during the holidays as possible!

  21. ourfamilyworld says

    Family and friends is what makes the holidays so good!

  22. Chrissy Mazzocchi says

    You have such a beautiful Family! We have a Netflix account and I love it. They have tons of Christmas movies on now 🙂

  23. Ann Bacciaglia says

    My kids used to watch Veggie Tales when they were little. I love out Netflix account. So many great shows and movies.

  24. Veggie stamps! What a cute project. I love having Netflix and love watching the different movies and shows. My husband an I really enjoy watching documentaries the most.

  25. celebbabylaundry says

    Love the veggie tales art, I haven’t seen Larry and Bob in such a long time!

  26. Thrill of the Chases says

    What a cute idea! Our kiddos love Veggie Tales. I really like the veggie stamps idea.

  27. Veronica Solomon says

    What a beautiful family you have! This is definitely a great time for family togetherness

  28. Danielle Stewart says

    I love family time and I love me some netflix. I know that for me My Girl was my movie when I was younger.

  29. I remember growing up and using vegetables for stamps! I love Netflix! We stream a lot of cool movies!

  30. Melissa Vera says

    I don’t just teach my girls about the importance of family and friends during the holiday season but that it is important throughout the year as well.

  31. I LOVE Netflix and when I found out that Veggie Tales was going to be on there I instantly added it to my queue. My toddler just loves Veggie Tales.

  32. How cute is that Veggie Tales picture? I love Netflix and all that they have!

  33. Netflix is such a great service. WE are big fans at our house.

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