Recent Blog Entries

This week we're focusing on gratitude! Practicing gratitude — even in difficult times — is rewarding for the whole family. When we focus on what we are grateful for, it brings us happiness. Use the activities in this Learn at Home packet to explore how your family can take time to recognize the things they’re grateful for on Thanksgiving Day and all year long.

Get excited Peanuts fans. We are thrilled to share some good news: "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" is coming to PBS KIDS Utah!

Hey hey! It's Missy here. It's Family Traditions Week at PBS KIDS Utah, so I thought I'd share a recipe that we've had in our family since I was a kid. This is a recipe that I've perfected over the years and can be easily altered with ingredients to your family's liking.  

It's Family Traditions Week! Traditions are habits or customs that are passed down and shared with family. You can have holiday, mealtime, or even clothing traditions. This week, we're learning about how the sharing of family traditions helps us to respect and contribute diversity to the community. This packet is filled with activities to help you explore your own family traditions together. 

The holidays are coming and before you know it, you'll need to find a spot on the fridge for greeting cards or other festive artwork. The only problem might be running out of magnets. With this craft, you can make your own! These magnets are simple to make and you can get most of the supplies from the dollar store.

It's Shapes Week! Learning about shapes is an important skill that children need for both math and literacy and it's so much more fun when you have hands-on activities to do so. The packet for this week will help your kids prepare for these important subjects by identifying shape attributes to see how shapes are similar and different. Then they can go on their own shape hunt! 

Halloween may be over, but there's still a lot of talk going on about masks. Here is an Autumn Leaves mask that you can make and wear just for fun! 

It’s an election year and an exciting one at that! More people than ever are showing up early to vote and it’s a good idea to include your children in this process. This instills in them the value of voting and allows them to see that their choices will matter also.

Howdy! It's Missy, guest blogger for PBS Kids Utah. Today I have a fun game you can play with a friend or family member. It's a fun and easy game to help you pass the time.

Hi! It's Missy here, an artist and guest blogger for PBS KIDS Utah. If you're like me, you LOVE candy! This week, we are making one of my favorite Fall treats- caramel apples. 

It's Fall and Halloween is on the way! It's time to decorate our houses with spooky ghosts, pumpkins, and spiders. This week we have a creepy craft that you can hang in your window!

It's finally Fall! This means there will soon be falling leaves, hot cocoa, witches, and pumpkins. Here's a fun and easy craft to get the kids into the Fall spirit! 

The PBS KIDS Utah Reading Marathon is important to us because my girls love to read! My wife and I started reading to them the day we brought them home. We read after school and every night before bed to wind down for the day.

If you've ever kept a journal, you'll understand the importance of keeping some things secret. This can be hard with little brothers and sisters around. This activity will teach you how to make your very own secret code, that even they won't be able to understand! 

Taking photos of nature and animals is fun, but a human subject is always extra interesting. With these fun photo props, you’ll be able to take silly photos of friends, family, and even selfies. The best part about it is that you can make the props yourself! 


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