Episode Description: Bingo and Bluey want Mum and Dad to smoochy kiss, so they set up a romantic evening for two at their fancy restaurant. Everything goes to plan until Chef Bingo’s special arrives.
- Every time we watch this episode my kids ask to make jelly which makes me groan because although it’s possible to make vegan jelly I still think it’s pretty gross. If you like it, go for it! Alternatively, play with it! Jelly is often suggested as taste-safe sensory play for babies, but I see no reason why older kids couldn’t do it. Try a jelly alphabet sensory bin, create a jelly ocean or dig for dinosaurs.
- Depending on the age of your kids, and your comfort level, have them prepare lunch or dinner on their own. Rather than letting them completely loose, help them choose a simple recipe they can make themselves. This website gives some good ideas that are grouped by age. (Sorry fellow vegos, it’s pretty meat-heavy but easy to make substitutes. Also tofu is a great food for learning how to cut with a knife!)
- You’ll need fancy menus for your fancy restaurant of course. You can download some restaurant printables, draw your own, or design one in Canva or Word.
- Incorporate some maths by having the kids calculate your bill and make change.
- My daughter loves watching cooking videos on YouTube – here are some fun ones we recommend that feature real chefs:
- From Tasty: Can This Chef Create a Kid’s Imaginary Meal?
- Bon Appetit has a series called Gourmet Makes in which a chef makes gourmet versions of junk foods like Oreos and Doritos (they are longer than most kid videos though, most go at least 15 minutes).
- From Epicurious: Kids Try 100 Years of the Most Expensive Foods
- Yup, it’s gross but if your kids are anything like mine they will love learning about why do we puke? Very romance.