Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, Charades. It uses intentional teaching strategies to focus on the capabilities of listening to others and responding. Children will explore the elements of being good listeners, listening closely to others and hearing the voices of others. They begin by listening to music, to encourage moving and responding while actively listening. They then play a game of charades, watching visual clues to find meaning, and waiting to respond as individuals in a group. The children develop active listening skills they listen to others to help solve the charade.

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…

  • Listening

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

EYLF Learning Outcome


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

2. Children respond to diversity with respect

3. Children become aware of fairness

Unit of work: Bluey – Early Learning.

Age group: 2 – 5 years.

Time required: 40 minutes.

Resources required:

  • Device capable of presenting a video to children
  • One to three short pieces of music or sounds to play to the children
  • Five to eight pieces of paper card and pencils for drawing.

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 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

Part A: Watch Bluey 

Step 1. Begin by watching the Bluey episode Charades.

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

Charades synopsis: Bluey and Bingo want everyone to play Charades, but Muffin and Socks are too young to understand the rules, and Nanna must think quickly to keep the game on track.

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 kids sharing their own ideas; ‘I wonder…” questions don’t necessarily have a correct answer, leaving kids open to explore and share their own ideas without fear of being wrong.

For more evidence-based advice on developing oral language in children, click here.

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