We’ve been humming the tune to “Hakuna Matata” because we just can’t wait … for Disney Channel’s movie premiere of The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar on November 22.
The show is a continuation of The Lion King, centered around Simba’s son, Kion, as he embarks on many adventures protecting the Pride Lands. Now, we know this is technically a movie for kids, but all of us who grew up watching The Lion King are equally psyched to watch this film.
We’ve put together 10 jungle-themed crafts, recipes, and activities for you to celebrate with your own little cubs.
1. Lion Guard Mask
Transform your kids into a pride of lions with this adorable lion mask. Whether you want to be Kion, Kiara, Simba, or Nala, this activity is sure to be a favorite! (via Disney Family)
2. Cupcake Liner Lion
This craft proves that cupcake liners are good for more than just cupcakes. (via I Heart Crafty Things)
3. Dirt Pudding Cups
Eat like Pumba for a night with this delicious cup of dirt with worms! (via Shari Blogs)
4. Paper Plate Hippopotamus
In honor of the new addition to the crew, here’s a fun craft inspired by Kion’s friend, Beshte, the hippo. (via I Heart Crafty Things)
5. Cheetah Mask
And along with Beshte, Fuli the cheetah will want to play, too! (via Learn Create Love)
6. Lion Hummus Snack
Start your afternoon off right with a lion snack that will certainly get your kids excited to watch The Lion Guard. (via Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons)
7. Simba Stencil
Kion may be the new cub on the block, but we can’t forget how adorable little Simba used to be! Check out this DIY to replicate Rafiki’s drawing of Simba from The Lion King. (via Disney Style)
8. Grab-n-Go Cheetah Crunch Cones
Movies and popcorn go hand-and-hand, so what better way to celebrate The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar than with this cheetah-themed dessert?! (via Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom)
9. Footprint Lion Craft
Use your paws … feet, we mean feet … to create this work of art. (via Fun Handprint Art)
10. The Lion Guard Printable Activities
Get to know the new characters through these drawings, connect-the-dots, matching games, and more! (via Disney)
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar movie premieres on Disney Channel November 22, and The Lion Guard TV series will follow on Disney Junior in early 2016. Learn how the Lion Guard came to be in the beautifully illustrated picture book “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.”