Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, Seesaw. It uses intentional teaching strategies to focus on the capabilities of curiosity and questioning. Children will be involved in a creative balancing act. Using a variety of objects they are set to explore the weights of different items and how things can balance. This unstructured discovery play is set to challenge the children and bring out their creativity and curiosity. They may even create a seesaw.

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…

  • Curiosity

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

EYLF Learning Outcome

Elaborations

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

2. Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating

3. Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

4. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

Unit of work: Bluey – Early Learning.

Age group: 2 – 5 years.

Time required: 45 minutes.

Resources required:

  • Device capable of presenting a video to children
  • Blocks of different shapes and sizes and weights
  • Longer lengths of wood (20 – 30 cm in length) – wooden rulers
  • Found objects such as seed pods, small rocks or natural materials
  • Balance or scales (if you have them).

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 Seesaw.

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

Seesaw synopsis: Dad has rudely plonked himself on one end of the seesaw. So Bluey and Bingo round up the entire playground to help flip him off, but they still need to find one more friend.

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 children share their own thoughts and ideas about what is happening. In forming an ‘I think...’ statement children be

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