Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This activity is based on Bluey, Season 2, Barky Boats. Kids explore the value of mindfulness. They begin by watching the Bluey episode and talking about what they noticed in the episode. They then create a magic spot either inside or outside where they can go when they need some quiet time or need to find their way back to the green zone (in the Zones Of Emotional Regulation Chart ).

This is an official Bluey activity that celebrates the joy and curiosity of Bluey and allows kids 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 kids!

Ideal For:
Early Learning, Lower Primary

Activity Values: This activity has been designed to provide opportunities for kids to explore social and emotional learning through imaginative play. All activities in the Bluey series are underpinned by a philosophy of play and imagination. In addition, this activity specifically focuses on…

  • Mindfulness

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

Time required: 20 minutes

Information For Parents and Carers

To learn about social and emotional learning and the importance of play for kids, click here.

To find out more about Bluey, click here.


What You Will Need

Accessing Bluey

You can watch all of Season 2 of Bluey on ABC iView or Enhance TV.




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

Barky Boats

Part A: Watch Bluey

Step 1. Begin by watching the Bluey episode Barky Boats. We recommend watching the Bluey episodes together with your kids. In addition to spending time together, you will have more opportunity to engage with the stories in the episode. And most importantly, you’ll love watching it too!

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

Barky Boats synopsis: Bluey and Mackenzie are excited to spend time with their two buddies, but when the older kids run off to play without them, Calypso has to explain that growing up can be hard.

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

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.

You could always use the following questions to get your conversation started:

  • I wonder ho
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