April 10 | Programming and Activities | Grades Pre-K–3

Today we accompany our favorite characters on outdoor adventures observing the night sky and, weather permitting, offer opportunities for your little ones to do so as well.

At-Home Learning: PBS SoCal and KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, are offering broadcast programming with digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum. Download this week’s schedule.

Programming Highlights

Ready Jet Go! Eye in the Sky/Total Eclipse Block Party
Friday at 6:00 a.m. on KLCS
Sean is planning his first sleepout under the stars with his Space Scouts troop, but the weather is threatening, and it looks like his sleepout will be rained out. The kids get help from Mitchell , building a weather observation station to make a weather prediction, and visit the DSA for further help by tracking the weather with satellites.

The Ready Jet Go! crew | PBS KIDS

SciGirls: Cartoon Coders
Friday at 7:30 a.m. on KLCS
Three girls act on their passion for technology and social justice by creating a computer animation urging children to take action in their own communities.

Clifford The Big Red Dog: Things That Go Bump/Sherlock Bones
Friday at 7:30 a.m. on KLCS
Emily Elizabeth and Clifford host their first-ever backyard campout with all their dog and human friends. Things are going great until they start getting spooked by weird noises and shadows! Emily Elizabeth and Clifford help each other face their fears, only to discover the “scary” thing wasn’t scary after all.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Star Light, Star Not So Bright/The Opera-Matic
Friday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. PST on PBS SoCal
A star from the heart-shaped constellation has landed in the Pinkerton backyard! Pinkalicious and Peter are excited to have their very own star, until it starts to dim. Will they be able to return the star to its friends in the night sky?

 

At-Home Learning Tips

Get Creative this Weekend
Spending a lot more time at home these days can make for great opportunities to nurture your child’s creativity by doing activities that are a bit special, unusual and extra fun! Find ideas here.

 

Daily Programming

Friday on PBS Socal

5:00 a.m. Nature Cat: Woodpecker Picks A Place/Here Comes the Sun

Our Orbiting Sun – Video


5:30 a.m. Curious George: Curious George On Time/Curious George’s Bunny Hunt

Curious George “Bunny Ride” – Online Game
Plan Ahead With a Refrigerator Calendar – Activity


6:00 a.m. Ready Jet Go!: Eye in the Sky/Total Eclipse Block Party

The Sun: Solar Eclipse – Video
How to Watch A Solar Eclipse with Your Child – Parent Article


6:30 a.m. Arthur: Brain’s Brain/Brain Sees Stars

Moonlight Mazes – Online Game
Make a Galaxy in a Jar – Activity


7:00 a.m. Curious George: Curious George Takes A Job/Curious George Takes Another Job

Little Helper (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) – Video
Classroom Helpers – Online Game


7:30 a.m. Nature Cat: Woodpecker Picks A Place/Here Comes the Sun

Our Orbiting Sun – Video
Case of the Mystery Hole (Wild Kratts) – Video
Use Fractions to Make a Bird Feeder – Activity


8:00 a.m. Wild Kratts: Wolf Halks

Fun With Raptors (Harris Hawk) – Video
Physical Therapy for Hawks – Video
DIY Bird Journal – Printable Activity


8:30 a.m. Molly of Denali: Cabbagezilla/Name Game

Make Your Own Name Puzzle – Activity
Taking Two Languages to Preschool: Supporting Dual Language Learners – Parent Article


9:00 a.m. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I Am Helen Keller/I Am Alexander Graham Bell

I Am Helen Keller Coloring Sheet – Printable Activity
I Am Alexander Graham Bell Info Sheet – Printable Activity


9:30 a.m. Let’s Go Luna!: Story Of Smoothie/Andy The Giant

Arthur’s Dear Adil – Online Game
Color the Country Flags Coloring Page – Printable Activity


10:00 a.m. Daniel Tiger: Daniel Gets Mad/Katerina Gets Mad

Guess the Feeling – Online Game
Bake Get Out the Mad Cookies – Recipe


10:30 a.m. Daniel Tiger

Story Starter – Printable Activity
Clifford’s Adventure Stories – Online Game


11:00 a.m. Sesame Street: The Fluffster Kerfuffle

Write a Story With Your Child Based on a Real Experience – Activity
Grover’s Winter Games – Online Game


11:30 a.m. Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Star Light, Star Not So Bright/The Opera-Matic
Create Your Own Accidental Art – Printable Activity

12:00 p.m. Dinosaur Train: Migration Vacation/Moms Rawk!

Encouraging Nature Play – Parent Article
Dinosaur Trading Cards – Printable Activity


12:30 p.m. Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That: The Smart Move/Simply Simple

Builda-ma-loo – Online Game
Turn an Ordinary Cup into A Sound Machine (English) – Activity
Convierte una Taza Común en Una Máquina de Sonido (Espanol) – Actividad


1:00 p.m. Sesame Street: The Fluffster Kerfuffle

Write a Story With Your Child Based on a Real Experience – Activity
Grover’s Winter Games – Online Game


1:30 p.m. Splash and Bubbles: The Kelp Needs Help/Mountain of Fire

Dinosaur Train Submarine – Video
Build Your Own Volcano – Activity


2:00 p.m. Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Star Light, Star Not So Bright/The Opera-Matic

Create Your Own Accidental Art – Printable Activity


2:30 p.m. Let’s Go Luna!: Story Of Smoothie/Andy The Giant

Arthur’s Dear Adil – Online Game
Color the Country Flags Coloring Page – Printable Activity


3:00 p.m. Nature Cat: Woodpecker Picks A Place/Here Comes the Sun

Our Orbiting Sun – Video
Case of the Mystery Hole (Wild Kratts) – Video


3:30 p.m. Wild Kratts: Kickin’ It with the Roos

Macropod Mania – Video
The Value of Grasslands – Video
Adding Up Animal Habitats – Activity


4:00 p.m. Molly of Denali: Cabbagezilla/Name Game

Make Your Own Name Puzzle – Activity
Taking Two Languages to Preschool: Supporting Dual Language Learners – Parent Article


4:30 p.m. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I Am Helen Keller/I Am Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell Sentence Starter – Printable Activity
I Am Helen Keller Coloring Sheet – Printable Activity

 

Friday on KLCS

6:00 a.m. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I Am Helen Keller/I Am Alexander Graham Bell

I Am Alexander Graham Bell Biosketch – Printable Activity
Compare and Contrast Alexander Graham Bell – Printable Activity Sheet
Alexander Graham Bell | Scientist, Inventor, and Teacher – Video


6:30 a.m. Peg + Cat: The Ring Problem/The Wedding Problem

I Spy Peg – Activity
Peg + Cat Giant Pizza – Activity


7:00 a.m. Cyberchase: Less Than Zero

Make a Mobius Strip – Activity
“Less Than Zero” Elevator Number Line – Activity


7:30 a.m. SciGirls: Cartoon Coders

The Awesome Race Game – Activity
SciGirls Code Quest – Online Game

 

Resources

ACTIVITY: Look at the Moon! Journaling Project
So many of your child’s favorite characters enjoyed looking at the night sky in today’s episodes and your child can too with this activity to observe the most visible object in our night sky, the moon. Keep a Moon Journal to track different shapes and phases and ask questions about the patterns your child sees along the way. Can you predict the phase that will appear the next night?

ACTIVITY: Sky Patterns: Sun, Moon, and Stars
Why stop at the moon when you can explore the future appearances of the sun, moon and stars? This activity and animation will help your child see the changing appearance or apparent movement of these objects.

ACTIVITY: Track Your Daily Weather
If watching the night sky becomes challenging on rainy nights, ask your child if they’re curious about tracking the weather as well. Download this Nature Cat calendar for your child to draw the weather for each day and find patterns every week.