Kids can explore Blue’s neighborhood with this activity rug. | Source: Melissa & Doug/the Toy Insider

Ba-bow! In the preschool series Blue’s Clues & You!, Josh and Blue invite viewers to solve the clue-led adventures of Blue’s paw prints. With the Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Neighborhood Activity Rug from Melissa & Doug, kids ages 3 and up can bring the characters and world of Blue’s Clues into playtime.

Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Neighborhood Activity Rug | Source: Melissa & Doug

The activity rug features a variety of 2D destinations from around Blue’s neighborhood, including Blue’s house, Magenta’s house, and the playground, all on a soft surface. It measures 44 by 24 inches, providing plenty of space for multiple kids to play in Blue’s neighborhood at the same time. The rug also features reinforced binding and skid-proof backing, which prevents it from slipping and makes it safe for all floor types.

It also comes with eight wooden play pieces featuring characters from the Nickelodeon series, including Josh, Blue, Magenta, Tickety Tock, Mailbox, Shovel, Pail, Purple Kangaroo, and Orange Kitten. It includes a wooden school bus, too, so the characters can travel along the roads from place to place. 

Included wooden character pieces and school bus | Source: Melissa & Doug

The rug helps promote kindergarten-readiness as kids use their imaginations and the wooden pieces to create new adventures and stories for the characters. Kids can also improve their fine motor skills by moving the pieces around the rug, which stand up on their own thanks to the rug’s short fibers.

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To make the experience even better, parents can put on an episode of Blue’s Clues & You! while kids are playing on the activity rug. Then, they can follow along with the show using their wooden character pieces. Kids can also add other toys, such as cars and action figures, to the Blue’s Clues & You! gang for more exciting adventures.

If kids end up spilling their drinks or snacks on the rug, no worries: It’s machine washable! When playtime is over, parents can roll up the rug for easy storage and store the wooden pieces either in a bag or inside the rug.

The Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Neighborhood Activity Rug is the perfect rainy day activity for any fan of the series, offering screen-free, imaginative play.

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Madison Eubanks

Madison Eubanks

Madison Eubanks is an editorial intern at the Pop Insider, the Toy Insider, and the Toy Book. When she’s not binge-watching the entire Harry Potter film series for the 42nd time or thrifting for vintage toys, Madison contributes her writing to all three publications. She is excited to explore the world of toys and pop culture. In her free time, Madison enjoys listening to music, writing film reviews, and performing roller skating tricks.