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Blue’s Clues & You! Cheat Sheet and Play Ideas for Parents

July 05, 2022

With Melissa & Doug now featuring new Blue's Clues & You! toys in its selection, we’re loving learning about the characters and how they can inspire real-world learning for our kids! Here’s a cheat sheet to help “clue” parents in to what their kids adore so much about Blue and friends!

Blue’s Clues & You! Fun Facts, Activities & Play Ideas

Does your child love Blue’s Clues & You!? Do you love open-ended, screen-free activities to play together? This cheat sheet includes key info that will help you enjoy the show as you get to know the characters … so well, you’ll wonder if you’re a kid again! Check it out and ask your kids which characters they love and why, and then give the activities listed below a try!

Blue's Clues & You! Share with Blue Picnic Play Set

 Melissa & Doug Blue's Clues & You Cheat Sheet and Play Ideas for Parents Blog Post

Is Blue a boy or girl?

Blue is a girl. So is her pal Magenta!

Blue's Clues & You! Hand and Finger Puppets

Melissa & Doug Blue's Clues & You Cheat Sheet and Play Tips for Parents Blog Post

Why Is Blue’s Clues & You! so popular? 

Blue’s Clues & You! is an interactive, play-along experience featuring a playful and inquisitive puppy, Blue playing her favorite game, Blue’s Clues, with her friend Josh and YOU! Here’s how it works: Kids must find three clues, each marked with a blue paw print. Once they have all the clues in Josh’s Handy Dandy Notebook, they can figure out what Blue wants to do that day!

Who Is Josh on Blue’s Clues & You!?

As the host of Blue’s Clues & You!, Josh is just as funny, friendly, and curious. He loves to sing and dance, and he is a great helper. He turns every moment in the house into a game, and when Blue skidoos to another world, he travels along, chanting, “Blue skidoo,we can too!” He can turn anything into a game, from Snack Time to Mail Time. 

Does Josh know former hosts Steve and Joe?

He does! Steve and Joe are Josh’s cousins. (Steve and Joe are brothers.)

What does “skidoo” mean?

Blue, Josh, and their friends “skidoo” when they jump into the TV, the computer, a book, or a picture to explore another environment.

How many kids do Mr. Salt & Mrs. Pepper have on Blue’s Clues & You!?

They have four kids – Paprika, Cinnamon, Sage and Ginger.

Mr. Salt & Mrs. Pepper, who love to cook and sing, live in the kitchen of Blue and Joe’s house. Their kids include Paprika, Cinnamon, Sage and Ginger.

Kids love playing with all the household friends, including Tickety Tock, an alarm clock who loves to count; Slippery Soap, who is energetic, fun, and of course, bubbly; and Mailbox, who lives in the front yard, but has extreme reach with his Extendo-arm! And of course, every day is a great day when Blue’s school friend and neighbor, Magenta, come over! 

3 Blue’s Clues & You! Play Ideas

Try these hands-on, screen-free activities, inspired by Blue’s Clues & You!

• Blue and Josh love Mail Time! Whenever they get a letter or an email, they sing and dance! Ask your kids, “What is something you would love to get in the mail?”

- How big—or small—would it be?

- Would it be in a box or a soft package?

- Who would it be from?

Draw or color a picture of something you would love to get in the mail!

Blue's Clues & You Wooden Mailbox Play Set

Melissa & Doug Blue's Clues & You Cheat Sheet and Play Tips for Parents Blog Post

• When Blue and her friends “skidoo,” they travel somewhere new! Ask your kids to think about their own skidoo adventure! 

- Where would you go?

- What would you jump into to get there?

- Who else would be there?

- How long would you stay?

Blue's Clues & You! Neighborhood Activity Rug

Melissa & Doug Blue's Clues & You Cheat Sheet and Play Tips for Parents Blog Post

• Look around and come up with your own skidoo adventure!

On Blue’s Clues & You!, Josh sits in the Thinking Chair while he and the kids who are watching put together the clues they’ve found to figure out Blue’s Clues. Ask your clue-finding kids, “How do you like to figure things out?”

- Do you have a special place where you like to sit and think?

- Do you like to draw pictures or color while you’re thinking?

- Do you like to think quietly or talk it out?

Share a story about something you figured out or a problem you solved that made you proud of yourself!

Melissa & Doug Blue’s Clues & You! Wooden Cube Puzzle - 16 Pieces

Melissa & Doug Blue's Clues & You Cheat Sheet and Play Tips for Parents Blog Post

About Blue’s Clues & You!

This play-along preschool series stars Blue, a preschool-aged puppy with a clue . . .  three, actually. Each day, to tell kids what she wants to do, Blue leaves paw prints on three objects around her house. Blue’s excited friend, Josh, asks for kids’ help to find the clues, and as each one is found, he draws it in his Handy Dandy Notebook. Then he sits down in the Thinking Chair to think, think, think, and figure out Blue’s  Clues. But he can only do that with YOUR help!  Play interactive learning games with Blue, her best friend Magenta, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper, Tickety Tock, Mailbox, and more, as you figure out Blue’s Clues!