March 30 | Programming and Activities | Grades Pre-K–3

In today's programming and activities we dive into celebrations and why we have them, whether we're breaking a piñata for a friend's birthday or enjoying cake at a family reunion.

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

Peg + Cat: Richard the Third 
Monday at 6 a.m. PST on KLCS
At Richard’s family annual picnic, Peg and Cat try to help Richard to avoid placing third in every event.

Ready Jet Go! Jet’s First Halloween 
Monday at 6 a.m. PST on PBS SoCal
George attends Betsy’s birthday party. Steve and Betsy blindfold George and give him the first shot at breaking open the birthday pinata – but when George swings the bat without any sense of where he’s aiming, he makes a grand mess instead.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific: A Birthday Party for Kendra 
Monday at 11:30 a.m. PST on PBS SoCal
Pinkalicious is shocked to hear Kendra has never celebrated a birthday before so she decides to throw her a surprise party with the help of their friends! But a pinkaperfect party isn’t what Kendra had in mind.

Episodic image of Kendra’s surprise birthday party on “Pinkalicious & Peterrific.” | PBS KIDS

 

Daily Programming

Monday on PBS SoCal

5:00 a.m. Nature Cat: Cave Conundrum/Daisy’s Colossal Fossil

Plant a Terarium – Activity
Sid the Science Kid’s Vegetable Planting Game – Online Game


5:30 a.m. Curious George: George and Marco Sound It Out/A Monkey’s Duckling

Monkey Jump – Online Game
Developing Your Four-Year-Old’s Problem Solving Skills – Parent Blog


6:00 a.m. Ready Jet Go!: Jet’s First Halloween

Using Science to Explore Space with Ready Jet Go! – Parent Blog
Build It Up, Knock It Down – Activity (pdf)
See Sound Waves – Activity


6:30 a.m. Arthur: The Lousy Week/You Are Arthur

Arthur’s Park – Onlinie Game


7:00 a.m. Curious George: Greases Monkeys in Space/Pinata Vision

Curious George: Counting Colors – Activity
Curious George: Connect the Stars – Printable


7:30 a.m. Nature Cat: Animal Rescue Crew/Nature of Dreams

Nature Cat: Fine Feathered Feast – Online Game
Track Your Daily Weather – Printable Activity


8:00 a.m. Wild Kratts: In Search of the Easter Bunny

Can You Dig It? Ecosystem – Online Game
Shifting Shadow – Video and Activity


8:30 a.m. Molly of Denali: Ice Sculpture/Tale of the Totem

What Are Celebrations – Video
The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Six-Year-Old – Parent Blog


9:00 a.m. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I Am Theodore Roosevelt/I Am Eleanor Roosevelt

I Am Theordore Roosevelt Info Sheet – Printable Activity (pdf)
I Am Eleanor Roosevelt Info Sheet – Printable Activity (pdf)


9:30 a.m. Let’s Go Luna!: Me and My Elephant/Mukandi’s Farm

Land Stewardship | Activity Starter – Video
Living History Farms – Video


10:00 a.m. Daniel Tiger: Safety Patrol/Safety At The Beach

Helping Your Two-Year-Old Understand and Manage Emotions  – Parent Blog
Daniel Tiger Songs – Online


10:30 a.m. Daniel Tiger: Daniel’s Bicycle/Katerina’s Magic Trick

Helping Your Two-Year-Old Work Through Social Conflicts – Parent Blog
Play Dress Up – Online Game


11:00 a.m. Sesame Street: Julia’s Haircut

7 Music Games for Practicing Self-Regulation – Parent Blog
Sesame Street Letter Book – Activity


11:30 a.m. Pinkalicious & Peterrific: A Birthday Party for Kendra/Norman Plans A Playdate

Flags from Around the World – Printable Activity
Cultural Connections – Activity


12:00 p.m. Dinosaur Train: Underwater Race/Buddy Wants to Fly

Explore Animals With Your Two-Year Old – Parent Blog
Decorated Egg Holder – Printable Template (pdf)


12:30 p.m. Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That: Rumbly Tumbly/Planet Name Game

Helping Your Eight-Year-Old Become a Reader – Parent Blog
Martha Speaks “T.D. Reports” – Online Game


1:00 p.m. Sesame Street: Julia’s Haircut

7 Music Games for Practicing Self-Regulation – Parent Blog
Sesame Street Letter Book – Activity


1:30 p.m. Splash and Bubbles

Explore Light and Sound With Your Five-Year-Old – Parent Blog
Peep Sees Patterns in the Sky – Interactive Lesson


2:00 p.m. Pinkalicious & Peterrific: A Birthday Party for Kendra/Norman Plans A Playdate

Flags from Around the World – Printable Activity
Cultural Connections – Activity (pdf)


2:30 p.m. Let’s Go Luna!: Me and My Elephant/Mukandi’s Farm

Land Stewardship | Activity Starter – Video
Living History Farms – Video


3:00 p.m. Nature Cat: Animal Rescue Crew/Nature of Dreams

Nature Cat: Fine Feathered Feast – Online Game
Track Your Daily Weather – Printable Activity


3:30 p.m. Wild Kratts: In Search of the Easter Bunny

Can You Dig It? Ecosystem – Online Game
Shifting Shadow – Video and Activity



4:00 p.m. Molly of Denali: Ice Sculpture/Tale of the Totem

What Are Celebrations – Video
The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Six-Year-Old – Parent Blog


4:30 p.m. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I Am Theodore Roosevelt/I Am Eleanor Roosevelt

I Am Theordore Roosevelt Info Sheet – Printable Activity (pdf)
I Am Eleanor Roosevelt Info Sheet – Printable Activity (pdf)

Monday on KLCS

6:00 a.m. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I Am Jackie Robinson/I Am Anna Pavlova

Jackie Robinson, Athlete and Activist – Lesson Plan
Anna Pavlova Reader – Document


6:30 a.m. Peg + Cat: The Potty Problem/The Butter Problem

Counting by 10s Song – Video
Pirate’s Picnic – Document


7:00 a.m. CyberChase: Of All the Luck

Fresh Pick Challenge: Logical Lunch – Fizzy’s Lunch Lab – Activity
Doorman’s Code – Document


7:30 a.m. SciGirls: City Chickens

SciGirls Plants Count – Activity
SciGirls Home Sweet Home – Activity


 

Additional Resources

What Are Celebrations?
So, you finished your favorite book series? Or you won your soccer game? It’s your birthday? It’s your first day of school? Your child’s favorite characters celebrated different milestones in today’s programming. Learn more about the reasons why people celebrate and the different ways to do so.

Kids celebrating with a piñata. | Ivan2010 / Creative Commons LIcense

The Scientific Way to Cut a Cake
Since cake is one of the highlights at a child’s birthday party, watch along as Alex Bellos from Numberphile shows the mathematically perfect way of cutting a round birthday cake.

Peg + Cat’s Incredibly Popular Honey Cake Recipe
Speaking of cake, you’re in for a treat with these recipes for Peg + Cat’s delicious honey cake. You can bake a homemade version, a quick mix or a breakfast cake with your child to introduce math concepts like counting, measuring, and telling time — with a sweet treat waiting for you at the end.