Teletubbies

5 minutes

Flowers

Laa-Laa can see lots of different flowers.

5 minutes

Decoration

One day, a decoration appeared in Teletubbyland

5 minutes

Tubby toast!

Make toast with the Teletubbies.

30 minutes

Jigsaws

Can you piece together the jigsaw puzzles?

5 minutes

Tubby Custard Bubbles

Pop the Tubby Custard bubbles with the mouse.

5 minutes

Sliding Down the Hill

Use the arrow keys to help each Teletubby slide down the hill.

5 minutes

Shapes

Hit the space bar to watch each Teletubby draw a different shape.

15 minutes

Dipsy colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Laa-Laa and rabbits colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Tinky Winky's bag colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Po colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Laa-Laa colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Po colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Dipsy's hat colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Tinky Winky colouring sheet

Print off and colour in a picture.

15 minutes

Bunny hop

Print off and colour in the picture. Stick some cotton wool on too!

15 minutes

The Noo-noo colouring sheet

Print off and colour in the picture.

15 minutes

Round and round the garden...

....like a teddy bear! Print off and colour in the picture.

15 minutes

Rainbow Colours colouring sheet

Print off and colour in the picture.

15 minutes

Tubby Custard Mess activity sheet

Print off and colour in the picture. Can you cut out the Tubby custard splats?

15 minutes

Animal parade activity sheet

Print off this activity sheet and match up the pairs of animals.

15 minutes

Favourite things activity sheet

Print off and colour in all the Teletubbies' favourite things.

Information about Teletubbies

Target Age

Very young children as well as toddlers

Episode Duration

30 minutes

Show Summary

In the magical Teletubbyland, four brightly coloured Teletubbies live together, play games, explore their surroundings and have wonderful adventures. They love technology and have a whole range of bizarre and wonderful gadgets to make sure they have all their creature comforts, like Teletubby Toast. They also love to sing and dance, and young viewers will often mimic their moves and noises. Each character is a different colour and has a different shaped aerial on their head. They have television screens on their tummies that will often light up to show a short video – usually about real children learning new skills. Appealing to very young children as well as toddlers, the characters repeat certain phrases and words (often using their own language) and take a child’s view of the world around them.

Main Characters

  • Tinky Winky – (Purple with triangular aerial) The biggest teletubby, he’s also a gentle giant.
  • Dipsy – (Green with straight aerial) He’s the second biggest teletubby who loves to dance.
  • Laa-Laa – (Yellow with twirly aerial) She’s the second smallest and is always laughing. She has a big orange ball.
  • Po – (Red with circular aerial) The smallest teletubby, she loves to ride her scooter and is a very easy-­going happy character.
  • Noo Noo – A comic vacuum cleaner who likes to make sure everything is clean and tidy.

Educational Benefits

Teletubbies helps children to:

  • Follow a narrative and engage with a set of characters.
  • Improve memory by remembering each character’s name, colour and characteristics.
  • Engage with music and rhyme by copying the character's moves and noises.
  • Enjoy the stimulation provided by the different colours, sounds and shapes found in each episode.
  • Learn about the world around them through the short videos that are shown in the Teletubbies tummies each episode.

Website benefits and summary

There are three games to play, colouring sheets to print out and the Teletubbies theme tune to join in with.

Games

The games are for very young children. Start with the Shapes game: hit the space bar to watch each Teletubby draw a different shape. This will also help children with naming and recognising shapes. Have fun popping Tubby Custard Bubbles using the mouse and then Sliding Down the Hill using the arrow keys.

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