May 21 | Programming and Activities | Grades Pre-K–3

Learn about loving peoples' differences (plus your own) with Arthur and Daniel Tiger, rescue a pangolin with the Kratts and learn about the power of zero with Peg and Cat.

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.

Thursday on PBS SoCal

5:00 a.m. Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion Part 2 (Science)

Currents and Waterways – Video
How To Travel Around The World – Video
Explore the Sea With a Paper Plate Aquarium – Activity


5:30 a.m. Curious George: Wheels On The Bus/Seed Trouble (308) (Science/Math)

Sort It Out! – Video and Support Materials
Practice Counting With Your Hands – Activity


6:00 a.m. Ready Jet Go!: Who Messed Up The Treehouse?/Face Or Fiction? (Science)

Clean-Up Time – Video and Support Materials
Testing Hypotheses While Color Mixing – Activity


6:30 a.m. Arthur: What Is That Thing?/Buster’s Best Behavior (Social Emotional)

Helping Our Children Love Their Differences – Parent Article
Definition of Cool – Activity

A group of children hug
A group of children hug. | PBS.org

7:00 a.m. Curious George: Curious George Sees Stars/Curious George Gets a Trophy (Science/Math)

The Night of a Bazillion Stars Song – Video
Ice Science Experiment: What Makes Ice Melt – Activity


7:30 a.m. Nature Cat: Great Salt Lake/The Praying Mantis Hunters (305) (Science)

Kickin’ It With the Roos – Videos 
Insect Predators – Video


8:00 a.m. Wild Kratts: Sloth Bear Suction (509) (Science)

Creature Tracker – Printable Activity
Creature Mobile – Online Game


8:30 a.m. Molly of Denali: Hot Springs Eternal/Tooey’s Hero (Literacy)

Sled Dog Dash – Online Game
Make a Hero Self Portrait – Activity


9:00 a.m. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I Am Catherine The Great/I Am Tomioka Tessai

Tomioka Tessai Reader – Activity
What Are the Traits of a Great Hero? – Activity


9:30 a.m. Let’s Go Luna!: Cusco, Weave Got A Problem/Nice To Meet You, Machu Picchu (Social Studies)

Let’s Go Luna Post Cards – Printable Activity
Choose The Right Path – Printable Activity


10:00 a.m. Daniel Tiger: Circle Time Squabble/It’s Not Okay To Hurt Someone (Social Emotional)

It’s Okay To Get Mad: Helping Kids Express Anger Without Hitting Or Biting – Parent Article
Saying I’m Sorry – Activity


10:30 a.m. Daniel Tiger: No Red Sweater For Daniel/Teacher Harriet’s New Hairdo (Social Emotional) 

Flexible Thinking: How To Encourage Kids To Go With The Flow – Parent Article
Dress Up – Online Game

Daniel Tiger plays dress up.
Daniel Tiger plays dress up. | Still from “Playing Dress Up” PBS KIDS

11:00 a.m. Sesame Street: So You Think You Can Choreograph (Social Emotional)

“Dance With Me!:” How Kids Can Learn Through Dance – Parent Article
D Is for Dance – Video


11:30 a.m. Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Slumber Party/Puptastic (102) (The Arts) 

Making More Time for Imaginary Play – Parent Article
Pretend Puppy Play – Video
Pretend Play Lesson Plan – Activity


12:00 p.m. Dinosaur Train: Dinosaur Train Submarine: Otto Opthalmosaurus/King Meets Crystal (Science)

Introducing the Dinosaur Train Submarine! – Video
Ophthalmosaurus – Video


12:30 p.m. Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That: Show Me The Honey/Migration Vacation (Science)

Bees – Video
Queen Priscilla Buzzoo – Video
Smell Like a Honeybee – Activity


1:00 p.m. Sesame Street: So You Think You Can Choreograph (Social Emotional)

“Dance With Me!:” How Kids Can Learn Through Dance – Parent Article
D Is for Dance – Video


1:30 p.m. Splash and Bubbles: Lights Out/Catching Some Zzzs (116) (Science)

Ocean Discovery Treasure Hunt – Activity
Dark Deep Dwellers – Activity


2:00 p.m. Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Slumber Party/Puptastic (The Arts) 

Making More Time for Imaginary Play – Parent Article
Pretend Puppy Play – Video


2:30 p.m. Let’s Go Luna!: Cusco, Weave Got A Problem/Nice To Meet You, Machu Picchu (Social Studies)

Let’s Go Luna Post Cards – Printable Activity
Choose The Right Path – Printable Activity


3:00 p.m. Nature Cat: Great Salt Lake/The Praying Mantis Hunters (305) (Science)

Kickin’ It With the Roos – Videos 
Insect Predators – Video


3:30 p.m. Wild Kratts: Pangolin Rescue (404) (Science)

Creature Facts – Printable Activity
Wild Kratts Wildlife Journal – Activity

Illustration of a pangolin, circa 1894
Illustration of a pangolin, circa 1894. | Flickr/Internet Archive Book Images/Public Domain

4:00 p.m. Molly of Denali: Hot Springs Eternal/Tooey’s Hero (Literacy)

Sled Dog Dash – Online Game
Make a Hero Self Portrait – Activity


4:30 p.m. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I Am Catherine The Great/I Am Tomioka Tessai

Tomioka Tessai Reader – Activity
What Are the Traits of a Great Hero? – Activity

Thursday on KLCS

6:00 a.m. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum – I Am Catherine the Great; I Am Tomioka Tessai (Social & Emotional)

Tomioka Tessai Reader / Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum – Biosketch Reader Booklet and Support Materials
7 Ways to Connect Kids to Their Family Heritage – Article
Helping Young Children Learn to Make Friends – Article
Friendship Cuff Bracelets – Craft


6:30 a.m. Peg + Cat – The Imaginary Friend Problem; The Promise Problem (Math)

Why Imaginary Friends Are Good for Kids – Article
When Your Family Includes an Imaginary Friend – Article
Explore the Power of Zero at the Place Value House – Craft
8 Great Books About the Number Zero – Article
Romeo & Juliet / Peg + Cat – Video

Cartoon of a little girl in a jungle looking into a magnifying glass with two dinosaurs standing behind her
Help solve the imaginary friend mystery with Peg! | PBS KIDS

7:00 a.m. Cyberchase – Starlight (Math)

Concept of Multiplication and Division: Introduction to Multiplication – Video
Completing the Circuit – Video and Support Materials
Counting by Two’s / Sesame Street – Video
Counting by 5’s / Peg + Cat – Media Gallery
Heartwarming Christmas Books for Kids – Article
Family Hands Garlands – Craft
Celebrating Birthdays and Holidays During Social Distancing – Article
New Year Reflections – Printable Activity


7:30 a.m. Molly of Denali – Hot Springs External; Tooey’s Hero (Literacy)

Molly of Denali: Sled Dog Dash – Online Game
Make a Hero Self Portrait – Activity