Quick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, Tickle Crabs. It uses intentional teaching strategies to focus on the capabilities of caring and kindness. Children will play a game of tickle crabs: when the tide is in they need to scurry about picking up food, but when the tide is out they need to find a home to shelter in. This social-emotional game encourages caring and kindness using role-play. If the tickle crabs can work together they can make a home to share when the tide goes out. They can also find a way back to the beach with care and kindness from their friends.
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…
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EYLF Learning Outcome
Children are effective communicators
1. Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
2. Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts
3. Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
4. Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work
5. Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking
Unit of work: Bluey – Early Learning.
Age group: 2 – 5 years.
Time required: 30 minutes.
- Caps or hats that the children wear outside
- Coloured fabric or art smocks tops for the 10 tickle crabs (anything you have easily on hand to let the children become the crabs)
- Coloured fabric or art smocks for the rock monitors to help the tickle crabs safely under the rocks
- Eight chairs to be used as rocks which the crabs can hide under as homes
- Hi-Vis tops or other tops
- Ropes to make a crab circle: Place skipping ropes in a circle, use all that you can find to create a large circle that can fit eight chairs placed inside with room for the children to move around.
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.