March 27 | Programming and Activities | Grades Pre-K–3rd

Today we explore the outdoors and go on archaeological digs with our programs, activities, videos and games for Pre-K–3rd grade.

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

Wild Kratts: The Amazing Creature Race
Friday at 5:00 a.m. PST on KLCS
What are the differneces between a crocodile and an alligator? This question turns the Creature Quiz challenge into a Crocogator contest!

Nature Cat: Cave Conundrum/Daisy’s Colossal Fossil
Friday at 7:30 a.m. PST on PBS SoCal
While digging in her garden, Daisy unearths a giant fossil, which belonged to a Wooly Mammoth! Wondering about what life was like back then leads Daisy’s imagination to take over as she and her pals go back to explore prehistoric times!

Nature Cat and his friends investigating an object in the garden. | Spiffy Entertainment, LLC (c) 2015 Spiffy Entertainment, LLC, All rights reserved.

Dinosaur Train: Don’s Hole-Iday/We’re Not All Dinosaurs
Friday at 12:00 a.m. PST on PBS SoCal
Speaking of digging, Don is disappointed when he’s told he can’t dig anymore holes around the nest. Also, the Pteranodon kids meet a new, small mammal friend who helps them realize something huge — not all Mesozoic creatures are dinosaurs!di

Still from “Dinosaur Train” episode “Don’s Hole-iday” | PBS KIDS

 

At-Home Learning Tips

Give Your Ears Some Exercise

Want to spend some time away from screens this weekend? Check out these 10 Must-Listen Podcasts for Teens and Tweens. Read more tips on how to stay busy.

 

Daily Programming

Friday on PBS SoCal

5:00 a.m.

Nature Cat: Are You My Egg?/Sos (Save Our Salad)
Wild Kratts Laying Eggs – Video
Everyday Learning: What Comes from an Egg – Video

5:30 a.m.

Curious George: Up A Tree/Curious George and the Trash
Measuring: Martha Speaks – Video
Curious George: Museum of Tens Game – Onlinle
Curious George: Apple Picking Game – Online

6:00 a.m.

Ready Jet Go! Souped-Up Saucer/Pet Sounds
Stargazing and Other Astronomy Activities You Can Do With Your Kids – Parent Blog
Sydney’s Astro-Tracker Game – Online
Jet’s Planet Pinball Game – Online

6:30 a.m.

Arthur: The Last of Mary Moo Cow/Bitzi’s Beau
Arthur’s Park Game | ARTHUR
Civics for Young Learners: Recommended Books

7:00 a.m.

Curious George: George and Marco Sound It Out/A Monkey’s Duckling
Counting with Magic Fingers – Video
Developing Your Four-Year-Old’s Problem-Solving Skills -Parent Blog
Counting with Allie Game – Online

7:30 a.m.

Nature Cat: Cave Conundrum/Daisy’s Colossal Fossil
Hal’s Big Dig Game – Online
Cave Hunt Game – Online
Learn About Mammoths – Video

8:00 a.m.

Wild Kratts: Blue Heron
Birds: Designers, Engineers, and Builders of Nests – Activity
Wild Kratts: Creaturepedia Game – Online

8:30 a.m.

Molly of Denali: Winter Champions/Hus-Keys
Observing Animals in Alaska – Activity
Molly of Denali: Slog Deg Dash Game – Online

9:00 a.m.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I Am Mary Leaky/I Am Alexander Hamilton
Learn to Make a Biosketch Activity – Printable

9:30 a.m.

Let’s Go Luna! Nature Calls/Story Story
7 Ways to Connect Kids to Their Family Heritage – Parent Blog
Make Three Kid-Friendly Rice Dishes: Rice and Beans from Mexico – Recipe
Let’s Go Luna! Write Your Own Recipe Cards – Printable

10:00 a.m.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Someone Else’s Feelings/Empathy at School
Daniel and His Friends e-Book (English) – Online
Daniel y Sus Amigos e-Book (Espanol) – En Linea
Our Family Memories Activity – Printable

10:30 a.m.

Clifford The Big Red Dog: Knights of the Wobbly Table/Don’t Lead Me A Stray
Clifford’s Adventure Stories – Online
Everyday Learning: Let’s Pretend – Video

11:00 a.m.

Sesame Street: Fixing X
Sesame Street Sandbox Search Game – Online
Sesame Street Letter X Coloring Sheet – Printable
Learning to Resolve Conflicts with Role Play – Activity

11:30 a.m.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Fashion Fun/Welcome Pinka Bear
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: Don’s Hole-Iday/We’re Not All Dinosaurs
Learn About Dinosaurs with Dinosaur Train’s Field Guide – Online
Dinosaur Train: Dinosaur Discoveries: Flowers – Video
Dinosaur Train: Classification – Clip

12:30 p.m.

Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! Surprise Surprise/A Howling Good Time
Up, Down, All Around: Location Words  – Game
Something Fishy Lesson Plan – Online

1:00 p.m.

Sesame Street: Fixing X
Sesame Street Sandbox Search Game – Online
Sesame Street Letter X Coloring Sheet – Printable
Learning to Resolve Conflicts with Role Play – Activity

1:30 p.m.

Splash and Bubbles: The Sand Is Grand/The Treasure Trove
Splash and Bubbles Sand Art Game – Online
Splash and Bubbles Craft Activities
Make Ocean Zones in a Jar – Activity

2:00 p.m.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Fashion Fun/Welcome Pinka Bear
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! Nature Calls/Story Story
7 Ways to Connect Kids to Their Family Heritage – Parent Blog
Make Three Kid-Friendly Rice Dishes: Rice and Beans from Mexico – Recipe
Let’s Go Luna! Write Your Own Recipe Cards – Printable

3:00 p.m.

Nature Cat: Cave Conundrum/Daisy’s Colossal Fossil
Hal’s Big Dig Game – Online
Cave Hunt Game – OnlineLearn About Mammoths – Video

3:30 p.m.

Wild Kratts: The Amazing Creature Race
Birds: Designers, Engineers, and Builders of Nests – Activity
Wild Kratts: Creaturepedia Game – Online

4:00 p.m.

Molly of Denali: Winter Champions/Hus-Keys
Observing Animals in Alaska – Activity
Molly of Denali: Slog Deg Dash Game – Online

4:30 p.m.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I Am Mary Leaky/I Am Alexander Hamilton
Learn to Make a Biosketch Activity – Printable
Friday on KLCS

6:00 a.m.

Wild Kratts: The Amazing Creature Race
Sesame Street | Animal Charades – Activity
Nature Cat: Track that Animal – Document

6:30 a.m.

Peg + Cat: The Birthday Cake Problem/The Doohickey Problem
Peg + Cat: Peg Bakes Cake – Activity
Peg + Cat: Parts of Peg – Activity

7:00 a.m.

Cyberchase: The Secrets of Symmetria
Cyberchase: Make a Pinwheel – Activity
Cyberchase: 2D to 3D Morphing – Activity

7:30 a.m.

SciGirls: Super Sleuths
SciGirls: Print Hints – Activity
SciGirls: Super Sleuths – Activity

 

Additional Resources

ACTIVITY PLAN: Wild Kratts – Animals and their Habitats
The evil inventor Zach Varmitech has captured five baby animals and hidden them away in the forest! During this adventure (which could be split over the weekend), children will help find the animals, while learning about habitats and using their math skills (addition, subtraction, measurement, fractions, mapping, and sorting) to set them free. The plan includes videos, online games, mobile apps, hands-on activities and book suggestions.

Graphic from Wild Kratts: Animals and their Habitats – Activity Plan

LIVE CAM: Big Bear Bald Eagle Nest
Are your children itching to explore the outdoors after watching today’s episodes about nature but the weather (or working from home) doesn’t allow it? Tune into this bald eagle live cam with them to hear the sounds and see the sights of Big Bear, California from an eagle’s nest viewpoint.

Still from the Big Bear bald eagle nest.

GAME: Curious George Bug Catcher
With this game, children use their math skills to help George catch bugs! This game is available in Spanish and English.