Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, The Quiet Game. It uses intentional teaching strategies to focus on the capabilities of communicating. Children will challenge themselves to communicate with each other using silent messages. They then take part in a nature play activity, finding their own special magic spots. The children will be encouraged to slow down, connect with nature and explore nature’s messages in a sensory mindfulness game.

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.

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: 45 minutes.

Resources required:

  • Device capable of presenting a video to children
  • Outside learning space for the game of magic spots
  • Timer to set for the game of magic spots.

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 The Quiet Game.

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

The Quiet Game synopsis: Bluey and Bingo are playing The Quiet Game and won't tell Dad which toy to buy for Muffin, so Dad recruits new store clerk Alfie to help interpret the girls' meaning. 

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 kids sharing their own ideas; "I wonder…” questions don’t necessarily have a correct answer, leaving kids open to explore and share their own ideas without fear of being wrong.

For more evidence-based advice on developing oral language in children click here.

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