Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, Army. It focuses on the capability of friendship. Begin with a fun getting to know you game. Students then investigate what makes their friends unique using by collecting data via a survey, and filling out biography cards for classmates they want to get to know better.

This is an official Bluey lesson that celebrates the joy and curiosity of Bluey and allows students to build social and emotional intelligence. Most of all it has been designed to inspire creativity and imagination in your students!

Lesson values:
This lesson has been designed to provide opportunities for students to explore social and emotional learning through imaginative play. All lessons in the Bluey series are underpinned by a philosophy of play and imagination. In addition, this lesson specifically focuses on…

  • Friendship

Click here for a full list of values, and the explanation of our learning philosophy that underpins these lessons.

Evidence-based Approach

These lessons have been developed to support social and emotional learning, oral language development and play-based learning. To find out more, click here.

About Bluey

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content Descriptions:

Foundation Year Health and Physical Education:

  • Identify personal strengths (ACPPS001)
  • Practise personal and social skills to interact positively with others (ACPPS004)

Year 1 – 2 Health and Physical Education:

  • Describe their own strengths and achievements and those of others, and identify how these contribute to personal identities (ACPPS015)
  • Describe ways to include others to make them feel they belong (ACPPS019)
  • Recognise similarities and differences in individuals and groups, and explore how these are celebrated and respected (ACPPS024)

Foundation Year Mathematics:

  • Answer yes/no questions to collect information and make simple inferences (ACMSP011)

Year 1 Mathematics:

  • Choose simple questions and gather responses and make simple inferences (ACMSP262)
  • Represent data with objects and drawings where one object or drawing represents one data value. Describe the displays (ACMSP263)

Year 2 Mathematics:

  • Identify a question of interest based on one categorical variable. Gather data relevant to the question (ACMSP048)
  • Collect, check and classify data (ACMSP049)
  • Create displays of data using lists, table and picture graphs and interpret them (ACMSP050)

Syllabus outcomes: MAe‑1WM, MAe‑3WM, MAe-17SP, MA1‑1WM, MA1‑3WM, MA1-17SP, COES1.1, IPES1.11, COS1.1, INS1.3, IRS1.11, GDS1.9

General capabilities: Numeracy, Personal and Social Capability

Relevant parts of Foundation Year Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students use personal and social skills when working with others in a range of activities.

Relevant parts of Year 1 – 2 Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students recognise how strengths and achievements contribute to identities. Students demonstrate positive ways to interact with others.

Relevant parts of Foundation Year Mathematics achievement standards: Students answer simple questions to collect information and make simple inferences.

Relevant parts of Year 1 Mathematics achievement standards: Students collect data by asking questions, draw simple data displays and make simple inferences.

Relevant parts of Year 2 Mathematics achievement standards: Students collect, organise and represent data to make simple inferences.

Topic: Bluey.

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Bluey – Foundation to Year 2.

Time required: 60 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding:

Resources required:

  • Art supplies – coloured pencils and textas
  • Chairs – one per student
  • Clipboard (optional) – one per student
  • Device capable of presenting a video to the class
  • Student Worksheet – one copy per student
  • Whiteboard.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.




This activity has been developed in partnership with Ludo Studio. We would like to acknowledge the support of ABC Kids, BBC Studios, Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.


Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students will...

  • ... identify personal strengths
  • ... celebrate the diversity of unique individuals in the classroom
  • ... bond over the shared similarities of individuals in the classroom 
  • ... collect data
  • ... present their findings.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • ... nominate unique facts about themselves, including something they're 'great' at
  • ... conduct a survey about their classmate's favourite things
  • ... draw a column graph.

Consider making the learning intentions and success criteria visible to students throughout this lesson.

Teaching Sequence

Work through this resource material in the following sequence:

10 minutes - Part A: Watch Bluey
15 minutes - Part B: Discussion
30 minutes - Part C: Getting to Know You
5 minutes - Part D: Get Crafty!

Part A: Watch Bluey 

Step 1. Share the Bluey episode Army with your students.

Bluey Army

You can watch this episode on ABC iView or through Enhance TV.

Army synopsis: Jack’s

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Student Worksheet

What is your favourite ____________________________________________?



































1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. Something Else
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