Activity Introduction

Bluey Train Dad and BingoQuick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, Trains. It focuses on the capability of patience. Students use a train led by the teacher to take them between different free play stations, challenging their ability to wait as the train travels on a strict schedule that does not always suit students’ desire to move freely between activities and achieve instant gratification.

This is an official Bluey lesson that celebrates the joy and curiosity of Bluey and allows students to build social and emotional intelligence. Most of all it has been designed to inspire creativity and imagination in your students!

Lesson values: This lesson has been designed to provide opportunities for students 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…

  • Patience

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

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.

About Bluey

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content Descriptions:

Foundation Health and Physical Education

  • Practise personal and social skills to interact positively with others (ACPPS004)
  • Cooperate with others when participating in physical activities (ACPMP012)

Year 1 -2 Health and Physical Education

  • Identify and practise emotional responses that account for own and others’ feelings (ACPPS020)
  • Explore actions that help make the classroom a healthy, safe and active place (ACPPS022)

Syllabus outcomes: COES1.1, IPES1.11, INES1.3, COS1.1, INS1.3, IRS1.11, SLS1.13

General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability

Relevant parts of Foundation Year Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students use personal and social skills when working with others in a range of activities.

Relevant parts of Year 1 – 2 Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students demonstrate positive ways to interact with others. 

Topic: Bluey.

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Bluey – Foundation to Year 2.

Time required: 45 – 75 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: High – Facilitate discussion and direct students practicing patience.

Resources required:

  • Device capable of presenting a video to the class
  • Free play activities – playdough, building blocks, etc
  • Pen and paper
  • Sticky tape
  • Whiteboard.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.


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.


Teacher Worksheet

Trains Bluey in GlassesTeacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students will...

  • ... develop social skills for working with others
  • ... develop personal capabilities necessary for successful learning in the classroom.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • ... delay gratification
  • ... wait patiently
  • ... follow rules
  • ... engage in unstructured play without teacher direction.

Consider making the learning intentions and success criteria visible to students throughout this lesson.

Teaching Sequence

Work through this resource material in the following sequence:

7 minutes - Part A: Watch Bluey
10 minutes - Part B: Discussion
30 minutes - Part C: Train Stations Patience
30 minutes - Part D: (optional) Get Active

Part A: Watch Bluey 

Step 1. Share the Bluey episode Trains with your students.

Bluey and Dad arguing trains

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

Trains synopsis: All aboard the Dad Train! Bingo goes from home to daycare at her job at the Vet every morning, but there’s trouble o

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