1.11 The Bouncing Badge

The story of the Bouncing Badge has a simple story that is made more interesting with the addition of Hedgely the hedgehog. The bouncing sequences are a lot of fun, especially Duggee’s demonstration and the rainbow at the end.

The Bouncing badge is the first badge where we get to meet the Squirrels’ parents outside of dropoff and pickup. I like it when we get to see a bit more of the Squirrels homelife. It gives the characters a bit more colour. It’s also the first appearance for Hedgely who is a personal favourite supporting character.


Badge Design

Round with a space hopper.


Episode Summary

Episode written by Grant Orchard.

Opening Squirrel

Tag playing with a Duggee robot.

Start

All of the Squirrels are playing with the building blocks.

Set-Up

Duggee is pumping up something as a surprise for Tag because it is his birthday. When It takes Duggee a long time to pump up the surprise which is a bouncy castle. Duggee has his Bouncing Badge.

Picture Credit: Hey Duggee Episode 1.11 The Bouncing Badge.

Story

Duggee shows the Squirrels some bounces, the bird, the starfish, the ball, the jellyfish and the sleeper. The Squirrels spot Hedgley the Hedgehog heading towards the bouncy castle, but Duggee quickly turns him around.

It is the Squirrels turn to bounce but a rain cloud threatens to ruin their fun. The Squirrels ask the cloud to move but it doesn’t respond. They need to poke it with Hedgley the Hedgehog. The Squirrels bounce out of time with Duggee and Hedgley until they poke the cloud. It drops its rain and a rainbow appears above the castle. They do some rainbow bouncing.

Bridges

  • Duggee has an idea.

Close and Credits

Tag’s mum has bought a slice of birthday cake for everyone. Hedgley pops the bouncy castle as everyone leaves.


Get your Bouncing Badge

Try out all of Duggee’s bouncing moves and make up some of your own. If you don’t have a bouncy castle handy try and figure out some different ways of jumping on the ground.


What do You Think?

What was your favourite moment in this badge? What will you do to get this badge? Please leave a comment below and a link to any crafts, recipes or activities you have done for this badge. I look forward to reading about them and possibly including them in future articles.
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