March 25 | Programming and Activities | Grades Pre-K–3rd

Check out our daily programming and some fun activities playing with Cuisenaire® Rods and virtually meeting five five great ocean dwellers.

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

SciGirls: Bee Haven
Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. PST on KLCS
What’s the buzz in urban gardens? The SciGirls use math, mapping and data visualization to help a colony of bees thrive in a downtown Phoenix neighborhood.

Nature Cat: Muck Amok/Follow Those Footprints
Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. and at 3:00 p.m. PST on PBS SoCal
Nature Cat and his pals try to help Squeeks’ cousin, Marvin, whose home is in danger of being flooded; Nature Cat’s acorn statue is missing its head.

Nature Cat

Sesame Street: Elmo the Engineer
Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. PST on PBS SoCal
Elmo and his dad become engineers as they design a “toy putter awayer” to help Elmo put away his toys.

 

At-Home Learning Tips

Make Time to Play!

Research shows that creative and physical play is a crucial part of children’s cognitive and social-emotional development. Playtime can incorporate a wide range of activities, including building a pillow fort in the living room, playing hide and seek, and make-believing a restaurant or grocery store with mom and dad as the customers. Find more ideas here.

 

Daily Programming

Wednesday on PBS SoCal

5:00 a.m.

Nature Cat: The Deal with Eels/Skip It!
Nature Cat Racing Rapids – Online Game
Nature Cat Current and Waterways – Clip

5:30 a.m.

Curious George: Free Hundley/Bag Monkey
Curious Fair Shares – Online Game
Build a Recycled Boat – Activity

6:00 a.m.

Ready Jet Go!: Mars Rock for Mom/Sean Has A Cold
Ready Jet Go! Rover Maker Game – Online
Engineer a Rocket Ship – Activity

6:30 a.m.

Arthur: The Lost Dinosaur/The Princess Problem
Family History Fun – Online Game

7:00 a.m.

Curious George: Trader George/One in a Million Chameleon
Curious George Count With Allie – Online Game
Make Your own Pinwheels – Printable

7:30 a.m.

Nature Cat: Muck Amok/Follow Those Footprints
Make Tracks with Paint, Playdough, or Crayons
Nature Cat’s Nature Park Builder Game – Online


8:00 a.m.

Wild Kratts: Gila Monsters Under My House
Wild Kratts Baby Animal Rescue! Game – Online
Wild Kratts Glow – Video
Discover Animals and Their Habitats Through Books – Parent Blog


8:30 a.m.

Molly of Denali: Welcome Home Balto/Snow Jam
Molly of Denali Sled Dog Dash Game – Online
Molly of Denali Dog Sled Family Activity – Printable
How to Start Playing On-the-Go Literacy Games – Parent Blog


9:00 a.m.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I Am Lou Gehrig/I Am Marie Owens
Xavier Riddle Maze – Printable
Take A Closer Look: Theodore Roosevelt – Printable


 9:30 a.m.

Let’s Go Luna!: Lost and Found/Time of Goodbye
Make Three Kid-Friendly Rice Dishes: Onigiri Rice Balls from Japan – Recipe
Make a Chinese Rattle Drum – Activity


10:00 a.m.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Neighbor Day
Neighborhood Clean Up e-Book (English) – Online
Limpieza del Vecindario e-Book (Espanol) – En Linea
How Daniel Tiger Helps Teach Social Skills to Preschoolers – Parent Blog


10:30 a.m.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: The Class Votes/The Neighborhood Votes
Choosing Chores: Everyone Can Be a Helper
Daniel Tiger Classroom Helpers Game – Online

11:00 a.m.

Sesame Street: Elmo The Engineer
Oscar’s Rotten Ride Game – Online
Hide and Seek with Shapes – Activity


11:30 a.m.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Pink Love/Duocorn
Flags from Around the World – Printable
Animals, Maps, and Habitats, Oh My! Mapping – Activity
Cultural Connections: Delve Into Diversity – Activity


12:00 p.m.

Dinosaur Train: Shiny and Snakes/Tiny Loves Flowers
Dinosaur Train: Dino Drink Game – Online
Learn About Dinosaurs with Dinosaur Train’s Field Guide – Online


12:30 p.m.

Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!: Gorillas in the Nest/Tale of a Dragon
Everyday Learning: Let’s Tell A Story – Video
The Story of Balto – Video
Super Why Saves the Day Game – Online


1:00 p.m.

Sesame Street: Elmo The Engineer
Oscar’s Rotten Ride Game – Online
Hide and Seek with Shapes – Activity


1:30 p.m.

Splash and Bubbles: Mayor for a Day/Oblo from Down Below
How to Help Your Child Think Like a Scientist – Parent Blog
Splash and Bubbles Ocean Guide Game – Online


2:00 p.m.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Pink Love/Duocorn
Flags from Around the World – Printable
Animals, Maps, and Habitats, Oh My! Mapping – Activity
Cultural Connections: Delve Into Diversity – Activity


2:30 p.m.

Let’s Go Luna!: Lost and Found/Time of Goodbye
Make Three Kid-Friendly Rice Dishes: Onigiri Rice Balls from Japan – Recipe/a>
Make a Chinese Rattle Drum – Activity


3:00 p.m.

Nature Cat: Muck Amok/Follow Those Footprints
Make Tracks with Paint, Playdough, or Crayons
Nature Cat’s Nature Park Builder Game – Online


3:30 p.m.

Wild Kratts: Stars of the Tides
Wild Kratts Go Wild Card Game – Printable
Exploring the Temperatures in Your Home – Activity


4:00 p.m.

Molly of Denali: Welcome Home Balto/Snow Jam
Molly of Denali Sled Dog Dash Game – Online
Molly of Denali Dog Sled Family Activity – Printable
How to Start Playing On-the-Go Literacy Games – Parent Blog


4:30 p.m.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I Am Lou Gehrig/I Am Marie Owens
Xavier Riddle Maze – Printable
Take A Closer Look: Theodore Roosevelt – Printable

Wednesday on KLCS

6:00 a.m.

Wild Kratts: Stars of the Tides
WildKratts Capture the Fish Mobiles Game – Online
Splash and Bubbles: Exploring Ocean Zones – Activity


6:30 a.m.

Peg + Cat: The Honey Problem / The Penguin Problem
Peg + Cat: Honey Cake – Recipe
Peg + Cat: Chicken Dance Game – Online


7:00 a.m.

Cyberchase: And They Counted Happily Ever After
Cyberchase: Matt’s Coder/Decoder – Activity
Counting On – Game


7:30 a.m.

SciGirls: Bee Haven
SciGirls: Light Bulb Challenge – Activity
SciGirls: How to Engage Girls in STEM – Parent Blog


 

Additional Resources

Where to Spot SoCal’s Coastal Wildlife
Did your child watch the “Wild Kratts” episode on sea creatures and now they want to know more about them? Walk them through the images and videos in this article so they can learn more about ocean dwellers, such as seals, dolphins and coastal birds.

A southern sea otter settles down to rest in a small patch of Egregia (feather boa kelp)
A southern sea otter settles down to rest in a small patch of Egregia (feather boa kelp). Photo by Lilian Carswell/USFWS.

Modeling Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods
Playing with colorful Cuisenaire® Rods without the cleanup! This game helps kids model fractions by stacking virtual rods.

Cuisenaire rods | albyantoniazzi / Creative Commons License

Checklist to Identify Quality Media Experiences for Young Children
When wondering if digital media is adequate for your little ones, run through these five items to help you identify the quality of the piece.