Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, Burger Shop. It focuses on the capability of respect. Students will recreate a supermarket setting for socio-dramatic play, navigating the roles of cashier and customer as they set prices for groceries and make purchases.

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 focused on…

  • Respect

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 English

  • Explore how language is used differently at home and school depending on the relationships between people (ACELA1428)

Year 2 English

  • Understand that language varies when people take on different roles in social and classroom interactions and how the use of key interpersonal language resources varies depending on context (ACELA1461)

Foundation Mathematics

  • Establish understanding of the language and processes of counting by naming numbers in sequences, initially to and from 20, moving from any starting point (ACMNA001)
  • Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially up to 10 and then beyond (ACMNA002)

Year 1 Mathematics

  • Develop confidence with number sequences to and from 100 by ones from any starting point. Skip count by twos, fives and tens starting from zero (ACMNA012)
  • Recognise, model, read, write and order numbers to at least 100. Locate these numbers on a number line (ACMNA013)

Year 2 Mathematics

  • Solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of efficient mental and written strategies (ACMNA030)
  • Count and order small collections of Australian coins and notes according to their value (ACMNA034)

Foundation to Year 2 Arts (Drama)

  • Explore role and dramatic action in dramatic play, improvisation and process drama (ACADRM027)

Syllabus outcomes: ENe-6B, EN1-1A, MAe‑1WM, MAe‑2WM, MAe‑4NA, MA1‑1WM, MA1‑2WM, MA1‑3WM, MA1‑4NA, MA1‑5NA, MA1‑6NA, DRAES1.1, DRAS1.1.

General capabilities: Personal and Social Capabilities, Literacy, Numeracy.

Relevant parts of Foundation English achievement standards: Students understand that their texts can reflect their own experiences. 

Relevant parts of Year 2 English achievement standards: Students identify literal and implied meaning, main ideas and supporting detail. 

Relevant parts of Foundation Mathematics achievement standards: Students make connections between number names, numerals and quantities up to 10.

Relevant parts of Year 1 Mathematics achievement standards: Students carry out simple additions and subtractions using counting strategies.

Relevant parts of Year 2 Mathematics achievement standards: Students perform simple addition and subtraction calculations using a range of strategies.

Relevant parts of Foundation to Year 2 Drama achievement standards: Students make and present drama using the elements of role, situation and focus in dramatic play and improvisation.

Topic: Bluey.

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

Time required: 45 to 60 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – the teacher will need to facilitate class discussion and enable students in creating a price list.

Resources required:

  • Device capable of presenting a video to the class
  • Device capable of timing, such as a countdown clock, app, or stopwatch with an alarm
  • Coins or counters – They do not need a specific value, as each will be given the value of $1. Older age groups may use actual representations of Australian coins and notes
  • Play groceries – Your school may have access to a set, you could use Coles Little Shop items, or you could print pictures of various foodstuffs and grocery items
  • Whiteboard.

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



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

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students will...

  • ... work together to create a dramatic play-space, with a set of social rules which are adhered to by all players
  • ... show personal responsibility in managing their time according to classroom expectations.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • ... perform the roles of cashier and customer in a supermarket
  • ... use oral language which is appropriately formal or informal to their role
  • ... use oral language which effectively communicates their purpose
  • ... take turns
  • ... work together calmly to resolve disputes
  • ... responsibly manage their time.

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:

7 minutes - Part A: Watch Bluey
15 minutes - Part B: Discussion
20 minutes - Part C: Socio-dramatic Play 
15 minutes - Part D: Get Crafty!

Part A: Watch Bluey 

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