The Pool


Episode Description: Packing for the pool, Bluey and Dad tease Mum about being so fussy with what to take. But when they arrive underprepared, they realise a little planning goes a long way.


  • No pool? No problem! Set out a blanket/tarp/sheet to be the pool water for a bit of pretend play. You could even dress up in swimmers and floaties, take turns being life guards, etc.
  • But if you do want to get wet, fill up a large bucket of water, the bath tub, or even have a go at making a splash pad (just throw down a tarp if you don’t have a sewing machine!) So, what to play in the water?
    • Toss in some water beads or a tray of coloured ice cubes
    • Mix a little food colouring + shaving foam for an easy “bath paint”
    • Float some boats or make a pouring station, both using pool noodles.
    • Throw in some “sinkies” (rocks or anything else that sink)to rescue using various kitchen implements (tongs, slotted spoons, strainers, etc.)
  • Is there any topic SciShow hasn’t covered? This poolside science video isn’t from their kids channel but it’s still kid-friendly. Learn why your fingers wrinkle in water, why pool water makes your eyes stingy and more.
  • There’s a lot of “dry land swimming” videos on YouTube with exercises that mimic the workout you’d get from swimming and/or train you to be a better swimmer, but I struggled to find one for kids. This video is the closest I could find if you want to get some some exercise in.
  • Just because you’re not really poolside doesn’t mean you can’t have a refreshing poolside mocktail. Serve up a virgin piña colada, strawberry daiquiri or… ahem… “cuddles on the beach“.


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