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Celebrate the Holidays with PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS is celebrating the holiday season with a festive lineup of fan favorites from MOLLY OF DENALI, ARTHUR, ELINOR WONDERS WHY, DONKEY HODIE and WILD KRATTS, as well as new stories from ALMA’S WAY that explore traditions like Noche Buena and Three Kings Day.

What Do You Love About the Holidays? | PBS KIDS

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Helping Kids Focus on What Matters During the Holidays

Spending quality time with loved ones means a lot more than material gifts. Your family can prioritize time together with these tips for making the switch to giving fewer toys and more experiences this holiday season.

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Helpful Holiday Tasks That Kids Can Do

Sharing responsibilities with your kids gives them a step toward independence, and a sense of pride. This holiday season, try giving these chores to the children in your family.

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10 Experiences to Give This Holiday Season

In the "Alma's Way" Alma and Junior love their Christmas Eve tradition of making ornaments together. Here are a few ideas for experiences and non-store-bought gifts.

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Gift Giving for Kids

So much of the excitement during the holiday season is all about receiving presents. How can we get our kids to develop the same enthusiasm for giving?

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How Parents Can Simplify the Holidays

Are you planning to celebrate the season at home and connect with loved ones virtually this year? Here's why downscaling your holiday plans may not be so bad.

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How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns

The holidays can mean a busy time for families & an overwhelming time for toddlers. Try a few of these strategies to reduce frustration and increase happiness this holiday season.

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Help Your Child Cope with Holiday Social Stress

Meeting new people, especially during the hustle & bustle of holiday gatherings, can be stressful for children. Here are some ways to support your sensitive child during holidays.

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How to Keep the “Happy” in the Holidays

Between holiday traditions and inconsistent schedules, little kids can experience big stress during the holiday season — making it less happy and more filled with tantrums.

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Sharing Your Creativity During Holidays

The holidays are a perfect time to encourage your children's imaginations and spark their creativity. All of the resources in this collection are a great starting point!

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10 Books That Celebrate Hanukkah

Hanukkah is the eight-day "festival of lights" celebrated by Jewish people around the world commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

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Selfie Holiday Card

Turning yourself into an elf on your holiday cards is a great way to inject a little festive fun into the holiday season.

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Cotton Swab Snow Flakes

Have you started decorating for the holidays? Make your own snowflake ornaments by following these six quick steps.

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Cardboard Menorahs

Celebrate Hanukkah with this fun DIY craft. All they need is toilet paper rolls to decorate, glue, glitter and yellow paper. 

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DIY  Snow Globe

It's the season for homemade gifts! Follow these five easy steps to make your own snow globe.

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Mitten Letter Scramble Game

Have you ever wondered how well your child can spell? A word scramble activity like this one is a fun and festive way to find out!

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The Simple Power of Singing to Kids

The act of singing is a great way to connect with your children and boost memory and learning. And it’s fun! Here are three reasons we should sing to our kids.

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Reasons to Write

November is National Novel Writing Month! Help students get their creativity flowing with these fun and practical reminders of the importance of writing in everyday life, from writing letters and notes to essays and books.

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Picture Books About Writers And Writing

Celebrate the art of writing in all its various forms with these ten books that will tickle your children’s funny bones and teach them some history too.

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How to Raise A Good Citizen

While staying home to keep your family, friends, and neighbors safe, you can use this time to talk to your child about the importance of community. What does being a family of good citizens mean to you?

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The Role of Parents

Discover how parents can inspire their children as role models to spark a lifelong journey of learning.

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Helping Your Child Think Through Decisions

In the PBS KIDS show, “Alma’s Way,” each episode shows children a consistent, concrete strategy for making responsible decisions. Here are four ways you can help your child stop and think through decisions.

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Helping Kids Celebrate Differences With “Alma’s Way”

When children experience different perspectives and backgrounds, they strengthen their life skills for becoming more empathetic, understanding, and open-minded. Here are five ways to help your child broaden their perspective from “Alma’s Way.”

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Plant A Terrarium

Fall doesn't have to mean the end of growing season. Bring the outdoors in with this DIY terrarium craft!

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13 Children’s Books With Strong Black Characters

Reading can be an effective way to teach kids about important issues. To encourage thoughtful conversations about race and diversity with your children, check out this booklist you can read together as a family.

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Turn a Box Into Something Awesome

Help your child tap into their creativity! In this Alma's Way-inspired activity, they'll reimagine an ordinary box using just a few household art supplies and their favorite stuffed animals.

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Paint the View From Your Window

What are some of your kid's favorite things to see in their neighborhood? With this Alma's Way activity, invite them to explore the joy of creating art by painting what they observe just outside their window!

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Help Your Child Cope With Teasing

Teasing is something many children will experience at some point. Use this Arthur activity to help your child talk about how it feels, then work together to create coping strategies.

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A Game for Dealing With Embarrassment

Embarrassing moments can happen to everyone. Play this pants-patching game from Arthur with your kids to facilitate a conversation about dealing with embarrassment!

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How Telling Stories Help Kids Learn

Reading is important for all ages and has been well-researched for its many benefits, but is there a difference with storytelling? Not to be confused with story reading, storytelling has its own techniques and advantages.

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DIY Bouncy Balls

Remember those awesome bouncy balls from the 25 cent machines? Here is a DIY hack to help your kids make their own.

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Let’s Explore Dinosaurs

Does your child love dinosaurs? Here are a few activities that will capture their imagination and help them think like paleontologists!

Thinkport Picks

MPT is here to help parents and educators keep kids laughing and learning all summer long. Look to our new summer resource collections including MPT Summer On!, weekly theme-based activities, and At-Home Learning: Summer Edition for daily activities connected to our PBS KIDS broadcast. Count on MPT to always provide access to high-quality, educationally-based programming for your family. Anytime and anywhere – on-air, online, and on our free mobile app.

Look to our education website, Thinkport.org, to find safe, adult-led activities for young children, and independent student learning resources for students in grades PreK-12.

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At-Home Learning

At-Home Learning continues with our back-to-school edition to support families and educators with new digital resources and hands-on activities aligned to our PBS KIDS broadcast.

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Daily Activities Calendar

Find fun, daily activities and crafts to do with your children using items in your home and a few basic supplies.

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Christmas | All About the Holidays

Where does the tradition of gift-giving on Christmas come from? Find out why Christmas is important to people for lots of different reasons.

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Hanukkah | All About the Holidays

Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration, but anyone can find meaning in the holiday. Check out the origins of the tradition, and and how it is observed today.

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Healthy Habits

Covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze and washing your hands are among the most important healthy habits we can teach children!

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Cookbooks for Kids

We’ve made a list of books full of nutritious and fun dishes for kids to create.

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Simple Team Work Games

These four simple games use household items to help children learn the importance of cooperation and working together.

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Learn to Hoof Dance with Donkey Hodie

This family dancing activity a great way to have fun and incorporate physical movement into your day! Sing along with Donkey Hodie and Grampy as you learn the steps with your child.

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Investigating Animals

Does your child LOVE animals? Gather ideas for creating art, playing games, and reading books about all types of animals that will keep your kids entertained and learning for hours!

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Exploring Space at Home

For little astronauts, here are activities, games, and plenty of ideas for a little space exploration from your own home!

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Salt Painting Our Solar System

Getting to know the solar system is key to learning about our universe! Help your child learn about outer space with this Ready Jet Go art project.

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Go on a Safari At Home

You don’t have to travel to Africa to experience the excitement of going on safari. Help your child practice their observation skills at home with this twist on the game of hide and seek.

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Make a Donkey Hodie Puppet

Work with your child to create a puppet friend to help them as they face challenges or fears, and solve problems!

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Learn at Home with PBS KIDS

The 2020-2021 school year is going to look different for families across the country. PBS KIDS is here to help no matter what learning situation your family is facing this year.

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Play and Learn Science App

Play with shadows, control the weather and roll and slide objects down a ramp, all in the free PBS KIDS Play & Learn Science App!

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Children’s Books About Peace

Even the best of friends sometimes have problems they must work out. Try "Dog and Bear: Two's Company" and other bedtime stories to share this lesson with little ones!

MEET THE HELPERS

MEET THE HELPERS is a public media initiative designed to introduce children to community helpers and practice emergency preparedness.

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Preschool Learning at Home

Preschoolers learn best through exploring, using all of their senses to understand their world. Here are some resources to support your child's early learning.

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Thank You Neighbors Playlist

Learn about the people that make your community special! This PBS KIDS playlist is packed with songs and stories from your favorite TV shows

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Germs Germs Go Away

"Germs, Germs Go Away. Don't come back any day" Use these tips from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood to keep germs away by washing hands and coughing into your elbow.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Corona Virus

With Coronavirus being a concern for grownups, kids might also be worrying. Here is how to talk about COVID-19 with your young children & ways to practice healthy habits.

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PBS KIDS Role Models

These PBS KIDS role models prove that you can be anything. Check out these inspiring videos featuring a doctor, astronomer, paleontologist, engineer, and two musicians.

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Sign Up for the PBS KIDS Daily Newsletter

As schools across the country are closed due to COVID-19, PBS KIDS is here to help. New weekday newsletter offers activities & tips to help kids play & learn at home.

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Exploring new ways to keep kids learning. Anytime. Anywhere.