Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, Bad Mood. It uses intentional teaching strategies to focuses on the capability of mindfulness. Children will consider how it feels to be in a variety of moods, and explore ways of regulating their emotions and getting themselves out of ‘bad’ moods.

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

Lesson values: This lesson has been designed to provide opportunities for children 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…

  • Mindfulness

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

EYLF Learning Outcome


Outcome 1:

Children have a strong sense of identity

1. Children feel safe, secure, and supported

2. Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency

3. Children develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities

4. Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.

Outcome 2:

Children are connected with and contribute to their world

1. Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

Outcome 3:

Child have a strong sense of wellbeing

1. Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

2. Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Unit of work: Bluey – Early Learning.

Age group: 2 – 5 years.

Time required: 20-30 minutes.

Resources required:

  • Device capable of presenting a video to children.

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.
  • To learn about the Zones of Emotional Regulation, click here.

About Bluey


This lesson 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

Part A: Watch Bluey

Step 1. You can begin by watching the Bluey episode Bad Mood.

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

Bad Mood synopsis: Bingo is playing Bad Mood with Dad, standing on his feet as Dad stomps around the house, controlling everything Bingo does and causing chaos. But how will Bluey get her to stop?

Step 2. Once the episode has finished, take a few minutes to talk about what children noticed in the episode.

It is important for children to discover themes and lessons from the episode for themselves. It is open to their interpretation, and they cannot be wrong in terms of what they felt or gathered from the episode. Using questions that begin with “I wonder…” is a great way to get children sharing their own ideas; ‘I wonder…” questions don’t necessarily have a correct answer, leaving children open to explore and share their own ideas without fear of being wrong.

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