April 14 | Grades Pre-K–3

Programming Highlights

Ready Jet Go! Ice Moon Enceladus/What Goes Up….
Sean sets up a sno-cone stand to help raise money to send a spaceship to Mars but since it’s the hottest day of the year, he can’t find any nearby! Jet has an idea of where to find some ice: Saturn’s ice moon, Enceladus! Join them to travel to the ice moon to learn why it’s coated in ice and snow.

Splash and Bubbles: Lu the Explorer/I’ve Got Rhythm?
Wave, the octopus, loves the musicality of Reeftown and wants to sing and dance, but he can’t! Watch to find out why.

Watch to learn more about octopuses like Wave | PBS KIDS

Peg + Cat: The Play Date Problem/The Blabberwocky Problem
What is one of the best things people can use to come together and feel better? Music! Help Peg and Cat as they use the power of music to get their friends Beethoven and the Three Bears to play together! While you’re at it, learn about patterns, squares and special rectangles too!

Peg and Cat love to play music | PBS KIDS

Dinosaur Train: The Call of the Wild Corythosaurus/Triceratops For Lunch
Join the Pteranodon family for a surprise concert for Mom given by Cory and her family of Corythosaurus, who play music differently than everyone else. Watch to find out how. Also, have lunch with Tank Triceratops and discover that he and his family are all plant-eaters, with great leaf-eating teeth and giant appetites!

 

At-Home Learning Tips

Focus On What You Can Control
Managing our children’s emotions amid uncertainty requires us to check our own stress levels first. You can start by focusing on what you can control, on a day-to-day level. Make sure you’re eating well, exercising, minimizing speculative news, and creating a routine that is easy to follow; one that includes downtime for your family. Find other simple steps to manage your family’s stress here.

 

Daily Programming

5:00 a.m. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I Am Winston Churchill/I Am Cleopatra
Cleopatra Coloring Sheet – Printable Activity
Cleopatra’s Happy Camel – Online Game

5:30 a.m.  Cyberchase: Problem Solving In Shanri-La
Cyberchase Gotcha Game – Printable Activity
Crack Hacker’s Safe – Online Game

6:00 a.m.
SciGirls: High Tech Tide
Cristina Diaz, Taxonomist: Sponge Biology – Video
Scigirls Aquabot Game – Online Game

Additional Resources

ACTIVITY: Make a Moon Crater
Together with our partner, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, you can make craters like those on the Moon using simple baking ingredients to get ready to see the next full moon!

The Moon | JPL

VIDEO: Giant Pacific Octopus 🐙 | Amazing Animals
Learn amazing facts about the giant Pacific octopus!

ACTIVITY: Fine Motor Octopus Craft for Kids
Make an octopus buddy out of a few household things! Decorate it as much as you want and use it to practice counting. Tip: You can use cut up straws instead of pasta for the tentacles.

ONLINE GAME: Peg + Cat Music Maker
Play and make music with Peg and Cat!

VIDEO: Space Patterns – Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab
Use this video to help children recognize and continue a pattern just like Peg, Cat, and Richard make patterns using planets and stars.

Learn how to make patterns with Peg and Cat! | Still from “Space Patterns – Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab”

QUIZ: Animals – Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores
After watching Dinosaur Train, you know what a herbivore is, right? Test your skills!

ACTIVITY: Broccoli Salad With Bacon Recipe
Give eating like a herbivore a try with this  easy broccoli salad. If you want to go full herbivore, just add some cranberries or sunflower seeds instead of the bacon.

Fresh broccoli tastes great in salad! | Flickr/liz west/Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)

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Walt Richardson

Walt Richardson playing guitar and singing into a microphone on the set of Playlist 48

Singer/songwriter Walt Richardson visited Arizona PBS to perform and talk about his love for guitar and performing.

Nova “Alaskan Dinosaurs”

NOVA Dinosaurs

A team of intrepid paleontologists discovers that dinosaurs thrived in the unlikeliest of places—the cold and dark of winter in the Arctic Circle.

NOVA “Ancient Maya Metropolis”

NOVA Ancient Maya Metropolis

The ancient ancestors of today’s Maya people thrived in large sophisticated cities across Central America for centuries. Why, around 750 CE, did they begin to abandon many of their major cities?