Watch This, Do That: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Watch the hero cat’s latest adventure in this animated film by DreamWorks.

After thinking he is invincible, Puss in Boots is down to his very last life. He embarks on a quest to regain his nine lives.

See what happens to Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) when the fear of dying actually sets in and he has to come to terms with it. While he hopes the Wishing Star will give him his nine lives back, but he is not the only one looking for it.

He meets up and competes with an old “friend,” Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) and some enemies, including Goldilocks (Florence Pugh), Papa Bear (Ray Winstone), Mama Bear (Olivia Colman), Baby Bear (Samson Kayo) and Jack Horner (John Mulaney).

Parents be aware that this film is rated PG and has some action/violence, rude humor/language and some scary moments for littles.

A few takeaways from the movie to discuss with the kids:

  • Teamwork makes the dream work. Puss in Boots wouldn’t have been able to make it to the Wishing Star on his own. He needed his friend’s help.
  • Be grateful for what you have. There is a constant need to think that you need more and more. You should always look at what you have and be grateful. Goldilocks had a family with the three bears, but was searching for a “real family.”
  • It’s OK to ask for help. Puss in Boots was constantly running and always doing things on his own. It wasn’t until he let others into his life that he overcame what was going on in his life.
  • Greed will get you nowhere. Jack Horner always wanted the best of the best. He had many magical items in his “trophy room,” but he always wanted more – his ultimate wish being to harness all magic on the planet.

Movie-inspired activities 

  • In the movie, Puss in Boots has a panic attack. It can happen to anyone. Practice your deep breathing and breathing exercises. Watch this video on GoNoodle’s YouTube, which focuses on Rainbow Breath. You can also try using bubbles, a pinwheel or a feather to make it easier to practice your breathing.
  • Just like any cat, Puss in Boots loves milk (or leche as he called it). Try this recipe for Unicorn Milk by Because Mom Says.
  • Make Puss in Boot’s hat using directions by For the Love of Spanish.
  • Write you own stories featuring Puss in Boots and his friends using nursery rhymes. Be as creative as you can. Then, either create a book with pictures for your stories or put on a play with your family and friends.
  • Create your very own stars to wish on with this activity by Toddler Approved. Using Q-Tips, paint a black cutout of a star using neon and metallic colors. The star will shine bright, just like the Wishing Star in the movie.
  • Try these mini pie recipes by The Idea Room. They are the perfect size for kids. Watch out Jack Horner Pie Co.!

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Chicago Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring new places with her son.

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