We’re excited to team up with our long-time partners at PBS KIDS to bring you content to create a summer of possibilities including getting out in nature, exploring at-home summer activities, and ideas for getting in a back to school routine. PBS KIDS will also be celebrating each weekend from May 28 through August 8 with their learning themes featuring PBS KIDS favorites: WILD KRATTS, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, and more.

PBS KIDS Heads Back to School

As summer comes to an end, excitement for the new school year grows. There is so much to look forward to! These resources can help make sure that this year gets an A+.

Ready? Steady. Go!

Preparing for a new school year can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. The activities in PBS KIDS’ Back to School collection can help you plan ahead and practice first day routines.

Back to School Checklist

Help your child prepare for school by practicing skills such as getting ready in the morning, packing a backpack, and knowing transportation plans for getting to and from school each day.

Give Breakfast a Boost

What your child eats for breakfast can set the tone for the entire day—and even for a lifetime of healthy habits. Research shows that choices and attitudes toward this one simple morning ritual can impact energy level, behavior, academic performance and future food choices.

Making the Most of Lunchtime: Tips from The Cafeteria to Your Kitchen

Tried-and-true tips from school cafeterias working hard to serve nutritious, delicious and even adventurous lunches, so you can provide your child with healthy choices.

Family Fun: Summer Activities

One of the best things about Summer is getting extra family time. Check out these fun activities for the whole family and create some lasting memories.

Making Family Traditions

Does your family have a tradition? Get inspired to create your own with this collection of crafts, music, and story clips.

Create Veggie Snails for a Family Snack

Have fun learning about animals while making your own veggie creature creations.

Books to Inspire Kids in the Kitchen

Bring some back-to-school spirit to your kids and your kitchen with books that encourage discovery of new foods, recipes and cooking experiences.

Give Bees a Chance

We’ve got a hive-full of great honey bee education, activities, crafts, trivia and more! Let’s get buzzing!

A Summer of Possibilities

This summer invites children & families to play and learn this summer specially curated hands-on activities at PBS KIDS for Parents, game collections at the PBS KIDS website and Games app, and playlists on the free PBS KIDS Video app designed to help kids build key skills they’ll need when school starts again this fall. Families can celebrate learning each weekend with PBS KIDS Family Night, and keep in the know by following PBS KIDS across social media and through the weekly PBS KIDS newsletter.

Exploring Nature

There's nothing like a sunny day outside in the Summer. Spend time in nature and learn more about the beautiful world around you.

Make a Nature Balance Scale

Share a science adventure! Peg + Cat use math every day to solve problems and answer questions. Make a balancing scale with your kid at home to compare the weights of objects found in nature.

Tune In To Your Surroundings On Your Family Walk

Seven simple tricks that turn a family nature walk into an enjoyable adventure for everyone.

Mother Nature’s Win-Win: Beautify Your Community & Help Pollinators

You can support bees and other pollinators while beautifying your neighborhood and community. Grab your gardening gloves, and let’s get to work!

Dig In! Books about Pollinators and Pollination for Young Readers

There’s so much to learn about pollination and the vital roles of active insects all around us. Check out these books about pollinators and pollination.

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