Who says you can’t create a fun camp-like atmosphere in your home? PBS KIDS has great examples of camp-models that have a TON of activities that will last you at least a week! From reading to math to science to engineering, these camps will be a great addition to your at-home-learning model. (P.S. You don’t have to use them as a full schedule, you CAN pick and choose activities that work for you and your family!)
1. Super WHY! Reading Camp
Each day at Reading Camp, children transform into one of the SUPER WHY characters and take part in reading-based, branded SUPER WHY crafts, games, and songs that practice the targeted early literacy skill of the day: Monday = letter identification, Tuesday = rhyming with word families, Wednesday = letter sounds and spelling, and Thursday = vocabulary and comprehension, Friday = celebrating the accomplishments of the week.
Back with a new TWIST, the Everhart Junior Chef week will explore artistic food creations inspired by the Museum’s amazing collection of natural history and art! Campers will make aesthetic connections between food and art or art objects belonging to the Museum. Campers can expect to create uniquely designed edible art during the week and will learn about flavor profiles and food plating, and will showcase their creations at the end of the week. *Please note: the Everhart Museum does not guarantee an allergen-free environment. Recipes may contain nuts, nut oils, shellfish, gluten, dairy, produce and other food allergens.
This summer, your students will be traveling around their town, different cities, different states, and maybe different countries! One place that they can travel to without leaving their home, is space. Introduce your students to what’s in the universe above them with this collection of videos and activities that they can enjoy in the classroom, or over summer vacation. Explore Resources. Get Your Early Learners into Outer Space with Ready Jet Go! Learn More
Go on a Spaceflight with this Virtual Field Trip
PD Course on How to Teach K-2 Science and Spark Curiosity
Bring the Universe to Your Classroom with Resources for All Grades
32 Space-Themed Resources to Explore the Galaxy Blog
Introduce your students’ parents to this educational space app to get them outside with Jet, Sydney, Sean, Mindy and Sunspot!
Launch into the adventure of a lifetime with everyone’s favorite monkey with the hit movie, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle! When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, a little monkeying around forces him to crash-land in Africa. While a worried Man with the Yellow Hat searches for him, Curious George bravely explores the jungle and makes new animal friends along the way. Reunited at last, the two best pals have an unforgettable adventure shared with their new friends! Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle airs on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 8:30am on WSKG.
While creature adventuring in Alaska, one of Aviva’s inventions falls overboard and attaches to a sockeye salmon – jumpstarting a wild chase upriver through the wilderness. The Whole Kratts track the incredible salmon run – a quest fraught with obstacles and amazing creature connections around every bend. Premieres on WSKG TV on July 24, 2017 at 7:30am and 3:30pm. https://youtu.be/J0tvSY4wUDE
Avoid the “summer slide” and keep the spirit of curiosity alive while school’s out with these informal anytime learning resources. This collection of videos, lessons, and activities encourages students grades PreK-12 to spend the summer exploring their own neighborhood, the country, the world, and even outer space – in person, or from the comfort of home or a local library. For additional summer resources, check out our Summer Reading Collection and Camp PBS LearningMedia.
Summer in the Southern Tier is in full swing! Although school may be out, your kids can keep learning with WSKG TV and awesome online apps & games from PBS KIDS. Here’s a round-up of cool resources for you to share with your child and be sure to check out PBS KIDS online for even more fun! And remember that PBS KIDS can go with you to make learning anytime, anywhere!
In the special, Aviva unveils her most secret invention yet – the Time Trampoline! Now the Kratts crew can jump back in time and finally meet extinct creatures like the Dodo bird and the mysterious Tasmanian Tiger. Part 1 | The Wild Kratts crew lament the extinction of different animals in recent history and how they’ll never ever be able to see them. Aviva decides that it’s finally time to unveil her most secret invention yet – the Time Trampoline! Using the trampoline, the Wild Kratts jump back in time to meet the extinct Dodo Bird of Mauritius.