Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This activity is based on Bluey, Season 2, Sleepytime. It uses intentional teaching strategies to focus on the capability of mindfulness. Children will consider the vast distances and scale of space, exploring the different landscapes and effects of gravity on their movement and senses, before finally creating some starry night artworks.

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 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…

  • Mindfulness

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

EYLF Learning Outcome

Elaborations

Outcome 1:

Children have a strong sense of identity

1. Children feel safe, secure, and supported

Outcome 2:

Children are connected with and contribute to their world

4. Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment.

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

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

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:

  • Device capable of presenting a video to children
  • Paint Supplies
  • 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.

 

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Part A: Watch Bluey

Step 1. You can begin by watching the Bluey episode, Sleepytime.

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

Sleepytime synopsis: Inside Bingo’s dream, Bingo and Floppy have an intergalactic adventure, while the rest of her sleep-deprived family try to navigate Bingo’s non-stop night-time bed-hopping.

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.

For more evidence-based advice on developing oral language in children cli

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