Episode Description: Bluey, Bingo, Mum and Dad play a game of hand puppets, exploring the land beyond the Blue Mountains where they outsmart the Cheeky Fox to find the softest beds in the world.
- As a new resident of the Blue Mountains, I couldn’t pass this episode over. And I decided to take the opportunity to learn a bit more about my new home. The history my daughter has learned in school has disappointingly focused exclusively on European settlers. So this is a good time to learn about the Dharug and Gundungurra people. Chris Tobin is a local Dharug man who works for the National Parks service and does heaps of education. Here are a few videos from him:
- Bush tucker in the Blue Mountains
- Blue Mountains Dreamtime stories
- Sharing Aboriginal culture at the Woodford Academy (oldest European building in the Blue Mountains)
- How to make ochre and bush paint (part of the Yarramundi Kids series)
- Not a video but also wanted to link to the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre for more resources.
- I can’t help but wonder if the two sisters (+ fairy) of the episode’s story are a sly reference to the the Three Sisters. There are a few versions of the legend of the Three Sisters. Why not make up one of your own? Write it down or act it out – with or without accompanying hand puppets.
- We covered a lot of mountain-based science and geography lessons in Mount Mumandad. Here’s one more – where you literally make a blue mountain and learn about how water falls down mountains and forms rivers.
- There’s also some lovely mountain art projects. Try one of these:
- And lastly for a bit of fun, here are 24 fun ideas for googly eyes 🙂