Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, Favourite Thing. It uses intentional teaching strategies to focus on the capabilities of storytelling. Children will take part in creative activities that require them to use the skills of storytelling by remembering events that took place during the day. The storytelling game is a great way to end the daily sessions; it’s an interactive way to discover each child’s favourite thing in their day.

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…

  • Storytelling

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

EYLF Learning Outcome

Elaborations

Outcome 5:

Children are effective communicators

1. Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

2. Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts

3. Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media

4. Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

5. Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking

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Unit of work: Bluey – Early Learning.

Age group: 2 – 5 years.

Time required: 60 minutes.

Resources required:

  • Device capable of presenting a video to children
  • ‘Favourite thing’ talking stick (this can be anything: a wand, natural stick, or even a mindfulness bottle filled with rice)
  • Large sheets of paper one piece for each child
  • Simple art supplies such as pencils, crayons, markers and paint.

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.

 

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Part A: Watch Bluey 

Step 1. Begin by watching the Bluey episode Favourite Thing.

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

Favourite Thing synopsis: When Bluey accidentally makes Bingo upset playing a game at dinner, she will do anything to make her happy again - even changing the rules of the game. But nothing seems to work.

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 cl

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