Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, Hairdressers. It uses intentional teaching strategies to focus on the capability of communicating. Children will recreate a hairdresser salon setting for socio-dramatic play, navigating the roles of hairdresser and client as they ask questions, tell stories, and listen. 

This is an official Bluey lesson that celebrates the joy and curiosity of Bluey and allows children to build social and emotional intelligence. 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…

  • Communicating

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

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

3. Children become aware of fairness

Outcome 4:

Children are involved and confident learners

1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

Outcome 5:

Children are effective communicators

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

Unit of work: Bluey – Early Learning.

Age group: 2 – 5 years.

Time required: 20-30 minutes.

Resources required:

  • Art supplies – crayons or markers
  • Broom
  • Chairs
  • Device capable of presenting a video to children
  • Hairdryers, if you have access to them
  • Mirrors
  • Teacups and accessories
  • White paper.

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 Hairdresser.

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

Hairdresser synopsis: During a game of hairdressers, Bluey discovers that big-headed customer Dad has nits! To help treat them, Bingo has to find her voice, while Bluey has to find her ears.

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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