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Blue Takes You to School is the 25th episode of Blue's Clues from Season 5.

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Periwinkle is ready for his first day of school. Once he gets there, he finds that he thinks that school is lots of fun. He takes part in activities such as circle time and painting time and even gets to feed Giggles, the class bunny. When it is time to go home, he likes school so much that he wants to play it as a game at home. And since the third clue was found on the way home, Joe figured out Blue's Clues and when playing school, they play the answer to Blue's Clues, which is circle time.


The episode starts with Periwinkle, saying that it is his first day of school. He has his lunch box with him. After going through the door panel we see Joe (in his yellow shirt). Periwinkle already had breakfast. Then we see Blue and play Blue's Clues.

We go to Sidetable Drawer, and get our notebook. After this, Joe finds the first clue (a rug).

After this, Periwinkle and Blue are off to school. Their classmates beside them are Orange Kitten, Purple Kangaroo, Magenta, and Green Puppy. They had circle time.

After this, Periwinkle went to feed a bunny named Giggles, Green Puppy went to build block towers and not knock them down, Blue went to read books, Purple Kangaroo went to be the line leader, Orange Kitten went to water plants, and Magenta went to get some sunscreen. Miss Marigold said that Giggles needed exactly three cups of bunny food, otherwise known as twenty-four fluid ounces, forty-eight tablespoons, or one hundred and forty-four teaspoons.

Then we find the second clue (with Joe), Friends was a second clue (Just like A Brand New Game). We drew it in our Notebook.

Then suddenly, when it was time to go outside, Purple Kangaroo and Periwinkle were fighting over who should be the line leader, which is not fair. Miss Marigold handled the situation and told Periwinkle that he will get to go first another day and when Purple Kangaroo is the line leader, otherwise known as the engine, Miss Marigold said that Periwinkle should be the caboose, like the back car of a train.

After going outside, we see Periwinkle, Orange Kitten, and Green Puppy, Periwinkle splashed both Orange Kitten and Green Puppy while playing with the submarine, which is a risky toy. Orange Kitten got mad at Periwinkle. Then, Periwinkle stopped, breathed, and thought when he was frustrated, and then said sorry, but played with the helicopter, which was a calm toy to cheer him up and it was the only toy that does not belong in water, but only the sky and it's different from the other toys that live in water.

Suddenly, when it was painting time, Periwinkle turned around, wandered off, and played with the blocks by mistake. Miss Marigold asked Periwinkle what he was doing and he said that he was building. Miss Marigold noticed that building time was not on the schedule. She got mad at Periwinkle and told him that he could build tomorrow when he comes in and that made him say "Okay!" as an apology and he neatly put them away.

Then it was lunchtime and Periwinkle ate his lunch.

After lunch, the final part of school was reading time. Blue read a space book and Periwinkle read a math book upon the arrival of Joe, who read a duck book. When Periwinkle said, "But I don't want to go home." and said that he loves school, so Joe said it was okay and he helped Periwinkle and Blue get home safely.

After school, Joe brought Periwinkle and Blue home to the Blue's Clues house. Beforehand, we see the third clue (A circle), that Baby Bird is holding by his feet.

Then we went home to think about what Blue's favorite part of school is, otherwise known as thinking about what Joe and Blue are going to play after Periwinkle's first day. It was circle time.

Then we played circle time. Periwinkle pretended to be his teacher, Miss Marigold. Then the episode ends.


  • Question: What is Blue's favorite part of school? or What are we going to play after Periwinkle's first day?
  • Clues:
    • 1. A Rug
    • 2. Friends
    • 3. A Circle
  • Answer: Circle Time
  • Living room picture: A school, then a pencil, then a composition book
  • Felt frame picture: Fifi is the teacher (Same thing from Blue's School)
  • Colored Shirt: Yellow

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  • Amber Anderson and Associate Producer Shannon George are friends of Joe in this episode. Amber is related to Dr. Dan Anderson, a former content consultant.
  • According to the original website of Elizabeth Holder, one working title for this episode was Peri's First Day of School. The episode appears in some online listings as Periwinkle's First Day of School. However, the actual title pennant said "Blue Takes You to School".
  • Before this episode was released, a book was published titled "Blue Goes to School".
    • Near the end of the movie Daddy Day Care, Becca (one of the kids in the movie) can be seen reading this book.
  • Periwinkle refers to Purple Kangaroo as a her in this episode.
  • There was no Blue Skidoo or Mailtime segment in this episode.
  • Blue skidooed into her school in past episodes like "Blue's Sad Day" and "Shy" as well as a later episode, and earlier in the season, but in this episode, Blue went to the actual physical building to go to school.
  • This is the second time Periwinkle goes through the door flap. The first time was in 100th Episode Celebration.
  • During The So Long Song, Periwinkle says "You sure are smart" instead of Joe.
  • In the book of this episode, Purple Kangaroo says that red was his favorite color, being referred to as himself in it, but in this episode, he says that purple was his favorite color, being referred to as himself in that one.
  • This is the first time we see Green Puppy angry, just like Blue's picture of her in Blue's Sad Day.
  • In both the episode and the book, Orange Kitten got splashed by Periwinkle. Different people were splashed beside her, Blue was splashed in the book, and Green Puppy was splashed in the episode.
  • When Periwinkle opens the door flap, the telephone pick up sound effect from Blue Goes to the Beach is used.
  • The wind-up toy from "Blue's Senses" appears in one of the cubbies next to the second clue (a picture of friends).
  • When everyone lined up at the door for recess, the drawings near the chalkboard from "Draw Along with Blue" (including the one with Snail on it) are hung near the door.
  • This is the only appearance of Giggles the bunny.
  • The tune for "Circle Time" (along with several of its lyrics) will be put to later use when opening up Dress Up Chest in "Blue's Room".
  • This is the first episode to show Baby Bird carrying a clue, followed by Magenta's Messages and Look Carefully..., the latter was not a shaped clue.
  • Joe wears a yellow squared shirt in this episode.
    • This is also the 4th and final time Joe's colored choice for his shirt was yellow, if one doesn't count Joe's duck outfit from Dress Up Day and Joe's Clues. He wore it for four episodes for the entire time of Blue's Clues and all four episodes in season 5.
  • When the classmates were introducing each other with their favorite color, nobody picked the colors green and orange, but only the viewer did.
  • This is the last produced Season 5 episode in which the clues magically appear in the notebook, sing and talk. On the next produced episode in which Joe plays Blue's Clues, "Blue Goes to the Doctor", it reverts to the stock footage of Joe drawing the clues again.
  • In the credits, children can be heard cheering from Blue's Big Musical, What's New, Blue?, 100th Episode Celebration, Joe's Clues And You!, Playdate With Blue, Periwinkle, Mailbox And Joe, Bluestock Remake in the background. That's when Periwinkle appears because his first day of school was a great success. But the funny thing is that when Periwinkle wiggles his ears, a woodblock is hit to make it look like his ears make a sound.
  • Mr. Salt appears without Mrs. Pepper in this episode, except for during the end credits.
  • In the Thinking Chair, Joe says, "Yeah!" before saying the answer, and not "That's it!" afterward.
  • This is Miss Marigold's version of Blue's School while Joe takes his break.
  • In this episode, Periwinkle says, "Thanks for a great day!", which will happen again later in Blue's Wishes as said by Joe.
  • An online game based on this episode is called, "You Take Blue to School!" and there are a few differences in it:
    • When Art Time is chosen, the chosen snack will be missing.
    • When Story Time is chosen, the school bag will be the blue bookbag, except it will be smaller.
    • If the outfit that Blue needs is not chosen, the one in the school will be the boots and the umbrella.
    • If the school bag is not chosen, the one in the school will be the blue bookbag.
    • If the snack is not chosen, the lunchbox in the school will only have juice and a sandwich, just like in Art Time when it's chosen.
    • In Art Time, Blue and Periwinkle hang out by themselves.
    • In Story Time, Purple Kangaroo joins Blue and Periwinkle.
    • In Snack Time, Green Puppy joins them.
  • There are a few times in the online game:
    • Art Time happens at 9:15.
    • Story Time happens at 10:15.
    • Snack Time happens at 11:15.


  • There was no drumroll when Joe found the third clue.
  • After Mr. Salt says the title, his mouth does not move when he sings "It's another..."
  • The Viewer does not say the answer to Blue's Clues. This is one of the only times this happens.
  • The third clue (Circle) said Woah!, while it was being drawn.


Watch Episode[]

This episode is available for streaming on Paramount Global's video streaming service Paramount+.
Blue's Clues Season 5
Can You Help? | Colors Everywhere! | The Snack Chart | The Big Book About Us | Playing Store | Patience | 100th Episode Celebration | Joe's Surprise Party | I'm So Happy! | The Boat Float | Bedtime Business | Shape Searchers | Blue Goes to the Doctor | Contraptions! | A Brand New Game | A Surprise Guest | Dress Up Day | Blue's Big Band | Up, Down, All Around! | Story Wall | The Alphabet Train | Numbers Everywhere! | Blue's Predictions | Our Neighborhood Festival | Blue Takes You to School | Meet Polka Dots! | The Scavenger Hunt | Let's Write! | Magenta's Messages | Body Language | Blue's Big Car Trip | Look Carefully... | I Did That! | Animals in Our House? | Morning Music | Blue's First Holiday