Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, Handstand. It uses intentional teaching strategies to focus on the capabilities of perseverance. Children will explore perseverance with learning a new skill. They focus on trusting themselves to give new experiences a try and use simple statements like ‘I believe I can do it’ to help them succeed with a new perseverance challenge. It is a fun way to set a challenge and find out what it takes to be persistent and persevere to achieve a new skill.

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…

  • Perseverance

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

EYLF Learning Outcome


Outcome 3:

Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

1. Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

2. Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Unit of work: Bluey – Early Learning.

Age group: 2 – 5 years.

Time required: 40 minutes.

Resources required:

  • A variety of equipment (i.e. skipping ropes, balls, balance beams, stilt walking cups, tennis balls and buckets, small hand bean bags etc) to provide a new experience for the children to try
  • Device capable of presenting a video to children.

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 Handstand.

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

Handstand synopsis: At a party, Bingo is desperate to show off her handstand skills, while Nanna can't find a way to make herself useful. They're both feeling a bit lost until they find each other.

Part B: Discussion 

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.

'I see, I think, I feel and I wonder…' questions are a positive way to engage children to reflect on their learning.

Using questions that focus on 'I see...' encourages children to share their own ideas. ‘I see...’ statements help develop connections to the episodes and the themes that they view. ‘I see...’ statements begin to personalise the experience for the child, putting them in the learning frame. These questi

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