Pop the popcorn, gather the juice boxes and make a date for Family Night with your children. It’s easy with a little help from Milwaukee PBS KIDS.
Each Friday, Milwaukee PBS brings you special programming for your family. Between 6 pm and 8 pm, you can enjoy some of the PBS KIDS’ best programming including movie specials and themed programming. The Family Night specials will repeat again on Saturday and Sunday nights. You can find all the fun on Milwaukee PBS KIDS Channel 10.3 over the air or on Channel 975 on Spectrum.
You’ll see specials from all your favorites, Wild Kratts, Splash and Bubbles, Daniel Tiger and many more. Family Night will also feature world premiere movie events such as Ready Jet Go: Return to Bortron, Arthur: D.W. and the Beastly Birthday, and Dinosaur Train: Zepplin Adventure!
Remember, that you can watch Milwaukee PBS KIDS on your computer, tablet, phone and of course, on television.
June 1 – 3: Odd Squad: World Turned Odd
Have you joined the Odd Squad yet? Get your agent number and check out Agent Olympia’s locker at pbskids.org/oddsquad.
Do some investigative work on your own and learn a little more about the Odd Squad from Agent Olympia’s behind-the-scenes show, ODD TUBE.
Get ready for your missions when you build your skills playing Sector 21. Can you find all the hidden creatures?
In Odd Squad: The World Turned Odd, Agents Otis and Olympia go back in time and accidentally undo every Odd Squad case ever solved (how odd!). You can experience an odd little blast from the past when you make your own DIY silly putty with this recipe from PBS Parents.
Our Odd Squad agents know that math and a good dose of imagination can help you solve a lot of dilemmas. You can feed your child’s mathematical imagination with these book suggestions from PBS Parents.
June 8 – 10: Wild Kratts: Back in Creature Time
In Wild Kratts: Back in Creature Time Chris and Martin encounter some extinct species and learn about their unique creature powers. You can dream up your own creature powers and draw your own creature power suit with this download.
It’s summer and it’s a movie night. What snack says summer and movie? BBQ Flavored Popcorn! Pop up some of your own using this recipe from PBS Parents’ Kitchen Explorers.
Be a creature explorer when you make your very own Park Explorer Kit.
Is your kid creature crazy? Feed your creature adventurer’s love of all things “animal” when you check out these nine books about animal sounds.
June 15 – 17: Wild Kratts Marathon
Get ready for a Wild Kratts adventure during this weekend’s Wild Kratts marathon by downloading your own Wild Kratts Adventure Passport. Then, take note of the creatures you see on your very own creature adventures.
Build your own creature mobile when you play Wild Kratts Creature Mobile. Can you outrace Zach Varmitech?
Creature adventuring takes some serious energy. Get ready for this weekend’s adventures with some No-bake Energy Protein Bites from PBS Parents’ Kitchen Explorers.
Cap off your weekend by celebrating Father’s Day with a Wild Kratts Marathon Night on your PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel and a snake sandwich. Dad’s definitely going to like a sandwich shaped like a snake, right?
June 22 – 24: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip
It’s fun to send a postcard or note when you’re on a trip. You can use the Daniel Tiger Make a Card game to send a card to someone special.
Inspired to explore? Whether you’re at home or on a trip, you can explore your world with this walking exploration guide from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.
Why not plan an indoor picnic for tonight’s special? If you use these DIY picnic bags you can pretend you’re on your very own family trip.
Grown-ups, have you checked out the Daniel Tiger for Parents App yet? It’s completely FREE and features video and songs from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood you can share with your kids to help them build important social emotional skills.
June 29 – July 1: Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion
If you were a resident of Reeftown, what would you look like? You can imagine a new undersea creature and draw it on this downloadable from Splash and Bubbles.
Inspired by Splash and Bubbles? You can explore aquatic environments in your own community with a DIY Water Scope.
If you’re not headed to the ocean, you can beat the heat when you take a break with these books about summer adventures.
July 6 – 8: Ready Jet Go! Back to Bortron 7
Are you ready to blast off to Bortron 7? You can get ready for the big trip with this Scrapbook from Bortron 7 activity. What do you think Jet’s home planet looks like?
Are your kids dreaming of their own trip into space? Let their imagination soar when they build their very own rocket ships with Jet’s Rocket Ship Creator.
Who says you need to leave Earth to enjoy space? Download the free Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer App and spend the evening looking up at the stars. How many constellations do you see?
Keep your interstellar adventures going with these ten great books about space.
July 13 – 15: Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep Sea
This week the Wild Kratts are diving into some deep sea adventures. You can dive and help save a reef when you play Frogfish Feast at pbskids.org.
Not only does water cover most of the Earth, it’s also fun to play with because water has some pretty amazing properties. Why not play and learn with PBS Parents’ Walking Water Experiment?
Water + Summer = Watermelon. Why not chill out during tonight’s Wild Kratts Family Night Special with a glass of Watermelon Sparkler?
July 20 – 22: Nature Cat: Return of Bad Dog Bart
It’s a great big adventure when Hal uncovers a treasure map on this weekend’s Nature Cat movie, The Return of Bad Dog Bart. You can go on your own adventure with Nature Cat’s free Great Outdoors App.
Imagine yourself on an incredible journey with Nature Cat, Hal, Daisy and Squeeks when you build your own DIY sailboat. Where will you go?
You can draw a map of any place, anywhere. If the weather’s nice you could even draw a map of your neighborhood on your driveway or front walk using these DIY instructions for sidewalk chalk.
Itching for more nature adventures? You can take a few armchair adventures to our national parks with this suggested book list from PBS Parents.
July 27 – 29: Odd Squad: The Movie
The Odd Squad agents are going to need a lot of help if they’re going to save the world. You can brush up on your skills by working on a few cases.
If you’re an Odd Squad agent, there’s one thing you need (other than a solid knowledge of math). You need your own badge. Download one here, add your agent number and customize it to reflect your agent personality.
Get ready for the big event by making something sweet, slushies!... And, you can practice some math while you’re at it. You never know when you’ll need it!
What is zero? The Odd Squad agents are math masters, but they might still have a few questions about that elusive number, zero. You and your kids can explore zero with these eight books suggested by PBS Parents.
August 3 – 5: Arthur: D.W. and the Beastly Birthday
No birthday’s complete without a party, and no party’s complete without music! You can create some crazy music with D.W.’s Crank It Up game. Create it, record it, and play it.
Need some snack ideas for your D.W. Birthday Party? PBS Parents’ Kitchen Explorers has a bunch of healthier party snack ideas for you.
August 10 – 12: Splash and Bubbles: Pole-to-Pole
Before the big night, you can start your underwater adventures with this DIY Plastic Bag Jellyfish activity from PBS Parents.
Feeling a little adventurous? Why not put seaweed salad on the menu for the big night? Try this recipe from PBS Food.
Touch the North and South Poles at the same time when you make your own “Planet Earth” using just coffee filters, washable markers and a little water.
You and your kids can unleash your inner artist when you play with Splash and Bubbles' Sand Art Spectacular.
August 17 – 19: Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero’s Journey
Get ready for your Alaskan adventure with Chris and Martin by studying up on some of the creatures featured in Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero’s Journey when you download these printable trading cards.
Help the Kratts get ready for their next creature adventure when you make them creature power suits in this game at pbskids.org.
Creature adventuring takes some serious energy. Get ready for this weekend’s adventures with some make-it-yourself trail mix.
August 24 – 26: The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About Camping!
When you go camping you can see what the world outside looks like at night. You can get a sense of the nocturnal when you play The Cat in the Hat’s Great Nocturnal Hat Hunt.
The Cat in the Hat, Sally and Nick are off on another big adventure in this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night Special, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Camping! You can get ready to join in when you make your very own DIY Binoculars.
Wish you could join in on the camping fun? You can when you play Camp Time with the Cat in the Hat on pbskids.org.
Camping is a great adventure, and you can go on lots more adventures when you read one of these books about Camping in PBS Parents suggested collection. Which one’s your favorite?
August 31 – September 2: Word Girl: The Rise of Ms. Power
Help WordGirl defeat Miss Power in an epic battle of words when you play Wordgirl: Face-Off.
Who’s your favorite character in Wordgirl? You can explore your favorites, play games and download a new bookmark (for your New Year’s Reading) at pbskids.org/wordgirl.
Miss Power isn’t very nice, and WordGirl defeats her by using words that are kind instead of hurtful. You can practice being kind with this Compliment Card game from Wordgirl.