LP and Little Man have loved Bing since they first saw it on the TV. This Easter we are taking part in a very special Bing blog tour, sending you to a different blog each day to find out what Easter Bing things they’ve been getting up to. Tom over at The Unlikely Dad was up yesterday and kindly pointed readers in our direction for today – thanks Tom!
If you haven’t heard of Bing before, the television series celebrates the joyful, messy reality of pre-school life – which I think is why young children love it so much! Bing is a typically curious preschooler and Flop is the grown-up who looks after him. Together, they navigate the ups and downs of everyday life – the ‘micro-dramas’, which all young children and their grown-ups will relate to and understand.
This Easter we were sent a lovely bundle of Bing products that would make the ideal Easter gift for any little Bing fan! Our lovely parcel contained:
· My Friend Bing Toy – This is the perfect companion for any child. Bing runs and plays games and when he falls over he asks to be put back on his feet again! He talks and sings and sounds just as he does in the show – and his ears wiggle up and down too!
· Storytime DVD – This DVD is packed full of ten Bing episodes that children and adults can enjoy together. The episodes include – Storytime, Growing, Atchoo, Hide&Seek, Bake, Train, Say Goodbye, Lost, Picnic and Balloon.
· Easter Eggs Book – We love buying books as Easter gifts and this would be the perfect one this Easter. It follows Bing and Sula on their Easter Egg Hunt and has lovely themes of friendship and sharing.
· Messy Cake Book – This is a picture book about Bing and Sula baking cakes for a cake party. But, Bing’s cake falls down and breaks – what will they do?! This is such a lovely book that is just like the TV show but can be enjoyed again and again at home.
· Bing Magazine – We actually reviewed Bing magazine a while ago and the children have loved it since. It’s the perfect magazine for pre-schoolers and it’s just so bright and colourful with so much to read and do.
We’ve also been using the Bing Baking App where the children can be part of Bing’s colourful and playful world, joining him and Flop in their kitchen for a joyful, fun and messy baking experience. LP and Little Man make and decorate new biscuits every time they play. They roll and play with the dough, squidging it with their hands and use cutters to make different shaped cookies. Then, once their biscuits are decorated, they pop them in the oven, keeping an eye on Chicky Timer to make sure the biscuits don’t burn. But, every so often they do burn – and they might not be able to eat them but they can still decorate them. Each time they bake cookies they take a photo of the finished masterpieces and then share them with Bing – a really lovely app that all children would enjoy. Plus, it’s only £1.99 and available on both the App Store and Google Play.
Taking inspiration from the app, the children and I baked some Bing bunny cookies. The children love to bake and making rabbit shaped cookies was instantly exciting for them.
We made the cookie dough, rolled it out, cut the rabbit shapes and then decorated our cookies once they had cooked and cooled. The children want to do more Bing baking as soon as possible!
They’ve also been colouring in Bing activity sheets and have loved having Bing characters to colour. Our home is very much obsessed with Bing at the moment! If you have a Bing fan in your house make sure you take a look at all the Bing printables on the Bing website too.
Now, make sure you pop over to Mummy of Two tomorrow to see what Bing activities they’ve been getting up to.
Disclosure: We were sent the above products for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.