Episode Description: Dad tells Bluey to mind her manners at the table – they’re not animals. But when Bluey gets her hands on a stick of magic asparagus, she shows them everyone’s got a wild side.
- If you’re not keen on having your kids play with their food, make a “magic asparagus” from some natural materials. I made the ones in the image above by hot gluing a few small pinecones to sticks and then having the kids paint them green. They’re a bit oversized, but that’s part of the fun.
- Take turns using your “magic asparagus” to turn each other into animals like Bluey, or you can play more of an animal charades type of game. Let the kids come up with their own animals or print out some animal charade cards.
- Add to the animal antics with some easy to make masks like these…
- 10 Printable Safari Animal Masks
- Paper Plate Mask ideas (I like that these use a stick rather than a band around the head – no fuss!)
- Hand Sew Felt Masks (these will last a lot longer and are great fine motor skill activity if your kids are old enough to help with the sewing – though you could also do a no-sew version with just glue)
- Did someone say “Polly wants a cracker?” Learn more about talking animals with some videos like…
- I don’t know about you, but asparagus is one of those veggies I love but have never convinced my kids to eat. Why not try out a new kid-friendly recipe? Try them battered and fried, wrapped in puff pastry or filo dough, or even pickled. Even if they won’t eat it they can help in the prep.