A Disney Classic has been re-imagined as Elliot hits the big screen once again with a more realistic makeover in Pete’s Dragon, Now in theaters. Not only has Eliiot received a makeover, but even the story has changed locations. Instead of taking place at a lighthouse, as in the classic, it now takes place in the forest near a lumber mill. No doubt much more about the story has changed and giving a whole new generation a fantastic look into the mind of a child and his imaginably large friend, a dragon named Elliot.
PETE’S DRAGON Story:
For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon. Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016. movies.disney.com
With such a great old to new creation, Disney made sure fans would be able to enjoy Pete’s Dragon in theaters and outside. Disney created an awesome activity kit to encourage play and imaginations.
Pete’s Dragon Activity Pack
The Pete’s Dragon Activity pack includes:
- The power of play
- Discover Hidden Dragons (name the clouds)
- Micro Quest (seek and Find)
- Liberate Your Library (Mad Libs)
- Frame a Friend (Connect the Dots)
- Build a Dragons Lair (Color)
To grab this free printable Activity Pack click the image below. Then Just print and create for hours of fun!
After such a fun day of play, you know the kids will be hungry. Continue the Theme of Pete’s Dragon by serving up a delirious Pete’s Dragon PB&J Cobbler. Get the recipe below and be sure to check out Disney Family for more Pete’s Dragon Recipes and printables.
Pete’s Dragon PB&J Cobbler Recipe
Imaginary friend or not, we love the idea of cooking with Elliot the dragon. Re-imagine the classic peanut butter and jelly combo by turning it into a cobbler! This delicious Pete’s Dragon-inspired PB&J Cobbler is sure to be a hit with your kids and your tastebuds!
See the video tutorial here.
Pete's Dragon PB&J Cobbler
Photo and recipe from Disney Family