Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, Queens. It focuses on the capabilities of communicating. It uses intentional teaching strategies to focus on the capability of communication. Children will take part in play-based activities that encourage them to use their imagination and to communicate according to the manner of a queen or a butler. In this fun role-play activity, the children take charge and experience royal life, switching and sharing the roles of queen and butler so everyone has a chance to be both. 

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…

  • Communicating

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

Elaborations

Outcome 1:

Children have a strong sense of identity

1. Children feel safe, secure, and supported

2. Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency

3. Children develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities

4. Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.

Outcome 5:

Children are effective communicators

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

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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
  • Dress-up clothing and coloured material to make queen and butler costumes
  • Paper and drawing material to make a crown.

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 Queens.

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

Queens synopsis: During a game of Queens, Bluey and Bingo find playing the butler is much more fun. But someone must play the queen, even if it means not being afraid of a bit of hard 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.

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

Using questions that focus on ‘I think...’ statements help the children share their own thoughts and ideas about what is happening. In forming an ‘I think...’ statements the chi

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