Enjoy WNED PBS KIDS Family Night With Your Children!

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 WNED PBS KIDS.

Each Friday, the WNED PBS KIDS Channel brings you special programming for your family. Between 7 pm and 9 pm, you can see some of your favorites from PBS KIDS 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 WNED PBS KIDS Channel 17.3 over the air or on Channel 1276 on Spectrum, Channel 18 on Verizon FiOS and Channel 221 on Comcast Cable. Remember, that you can watch WNED PBS KIDS on your computer, tablet or phone too!

Splash and Bubbles
Odd Squad
Cat in the Hat
Sesame Street
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Wild Kratts

WNED PBS KIDS Family Night Schedule

Air Dates Subject to Change

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Odd Squad: The Movie – February 2 - 4, 2018

The Season 2 cast teams up with the Season 1 cast to stop Weird Team and save the world from destruction in this Odd Squad movie event! In this feature-length Odd Squad event, a rival group of adults that calls itself Weird Team arrives with a gadget that fixes any odd problem. As a result, Odd Squad is run out of business and all the agents are forced to disband and go back to their lives as regular kids. Using math skills and teamwork, the kids discover Weird Team isn't actually solving problems, but just covering them up.

To continue the fun try these activities:

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!

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PBS KIDS Valentine's Marathon – February 9 - 11, 2018

It’s a Valentine’s bonanza this weekend on the PBS KIDS Family Night Valentine’s Marathon featuring "It's Love Day!/Daniel's Love Day" from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, "Peg Meets Cat/The Valentine's Day Problem" from Peg + Cat, "Happy Halentine's Day/The Groundhog Way" from Nature Cat and "From Pluto with Love/A Star is Born" from Ready, Jet Go!

To continue the fun try these activities:

Get in the spirit with easy DIY Valentine’s cards including some DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and NATURE CAT.

Get in the Valentine’s Day spririt when you make this Tissue Paper stained glass heart from PBS Parents. The hardest part will be deciding where to hang it.
There are lots of ways to say I love you, and one of them is to read together. PBS Parents has some suggestions for books to share on Valentine’s Day.

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The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Space! – February 16 - 18, 2018

The Cat in the Hat joins Nick and Sally in this 60 minute long space special! They're all exploring the backyard, when something extraordinary finds them—a flying robotic dog! The robot lands and does some exploring of his own, gulping up rock samples and photographing the Cat, Nick, Sally, and Fish before blasting off back into space! What was that thing? Where did it come from? Where is it going? The Cat in the Hat fires up his Space-a-ma-racer and whisks Nick, Sally and Fish off on a cosmic adventure in search of the robot.

To continue the fun try these activities:

You don’t have to wait until the weekend to have a space adventure with the Cat in the Hat. Check out THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT’s Great Space Chase and see if you can make it to Rover, wherever he is in the Solar System.

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?

Can’t get enough space in your house? PBS Parents’ Crafts for Kids has fun DIY projects that build on everyone’s love of space like this DIY Nebula Jar and Solar System Art.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific Premiere Event - February 23 - 25

PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC encourages viewers to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, including music, dance, theater and visual arts.Get creative in Pinkville! Pinkalicious imagines creative possibilities everywhere she looks.

To continue the fun try these activities:

Make your own Watercolor Paint with supplies you most likely have in you pantry and watch your young artist get to work on the own masterpiece!

Get ready for Spring (or wish Winter away) by creating mini DIY Spring terrarium from PBSParents.

Make some Home Made Silly Putty, you can even color it pink!

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 50th Anniversary Celebration - March 2 - 4

Watch two Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood episodes and the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood episodes that inspired them. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood!

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (Episode 201) -The Tiger Family Grows: Daniel Tiger has grown tall enough to reach the fish food on top of the fish tank. As he feeds his fish, Daniel discovers some new baby fish and learns some exciting news from his mom and dad -- the Tiger family is expecting a baby! Dad Tiger encourages Daniel to be a big helper when the new baby comes. Daniel Learns About Being a Big Brother: Daniel Tiger and his family are preparing their house for the arrival of the new baby. Dad Tiger is painting and Daniel helps by painting a sunshine on the wall. Snuggling next to his mom, Daniel feels the baby move. He becomes a little unsure when he learns that the baby will be using his old crib but recognizes that he is growing. He then helps his dad move the crib into place.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (Episode 1554: Families)
Mister Rogers shares a film about the various families in the neighborhood. In the Land of Make Believe, characters explore the concepts of extended family, cousins and adoption.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (Episode 310) - Visiting Granpere: Daniel Tiger explores the concept of about the differences and similarities of being away from home at Grandpere's. The family goes on a treasure hunt together. The Tiger Family Goes Home: On the last day of the family's trip, Daniel Tiger spend some special time with Grandpere and explore a tradition started by Dad Tiger and Grandpere to continue with Daniel and Margaret. Daniel draws a picture of his morning adventure to give to Grandpere before the Tiger family returns home on the Trolley.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (Episode 1535: Talks About Grandparents)Mister Rogers explores the relationship between grandkids and grandparents through a neighborhood opera, "A Granddad for Daniel"

To continue the fun try these activities:

Play the Drive Trolley Game at PBS KIDS.

Daniel Tiger's Make Your Own Pizza Recipe: Make some pizza together as a family to enjoy during the movie.

PBS KIDS: Going on a Trip: After watching the special, use these fun suggestions to plan your own trip whether it is far away or just across town to visit family and friends.

Learn more with Daniel Tiger on PBS LearningMedia in the Daniel Tiger Collection.

One of the things we like best about DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD is all of Daniel’s wonderful friends and family members. Check out these free online Daniel books to read together.

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.

After a busy day, help Daniel get ready to go to bed with the Goodnight Daniel Game at pbskids.org

Dinosaur Train Double Feature: What's at the Center of the Earth & Classic In The Jurassic - March 9-11

Family Movie Night takes a journey with Dinosaur Train as they dig deep to the center of the earth. In What's at the Center of the Earth, the Conductor has a special surprise for our favorite Pteranodon Family, the Dinosaur Drill Train! This amazing machine gives its passengers a front row seat as they dig deep underground on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure below the Earth’s surface. In Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic Buddy is super excited to be traveling to the "Classic in the Jurassic," an Olympics type competition in which different dinosaur teams representing the three Mesozoic time periods will compete in various contests. The slow and steady turtles race the fast-footed therapods with a photo finish ending.

To continue the fun try these activities:

Check out these diagrams of structure of the earth on PBS LearningMedia. Can you make the same model out of playdough or clay and name each layer?

Make your own obstacle course with pillows, blankets, chairs and other household items and see if you can make it through.

Play these online Olympic Style games from Dinosaur Train:


The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Camping - March 16-18

It’s the first day of Summer Vacation and The Cat in the Hat whisks Nick, Sally and Fish off on the greatest great outdoor camping adventure ever! Our gang gets back to nature as they hike through the Fickle Fern Forest, camp out overnight, trek over Mt. Weewobble and canoe down the Tickle Drop River....just in time for Fish to meet up with his family for a grand reunion. Along for the ride are Little Cats A, B and C, who discover there’s wonder in nature once their electronic devices are powered off!

To continue the fun try these activities:
You can get ready to join in when you make your very own DIY Binoculars.

Camp Time Play this Cat in the Hat Camping game on PBS KIDS!

Make Camping Themed Foods: Nutella-Raspberry S'mores | Recipes from Sid The Science Kid's Backyard Campout

Make a Writing Tent!

Camping’s 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?

Ready Jet Go!: Back to Bortron 7 - March 23-25

When Jet’s parents need to return to their home planet, Sean and Sydney join the Propulsion family on an epic adventure to Bortron 7.

To continue the fun try these activities:

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?

Recipe for Galactic Glitter Play Dough

Ready Jet Go! Activities from Pinterest Board from PBS KIDS

Hands-on: DIY Rocket Building

Online Game: Design your own rocket ship to go to Bortron 7 with Jet's Rocket Ship Creator

Who says you need to leave Earth to enjoy space? Explore planets, stars, and constellations in thefree Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer app. Download it here. How many constellations do you see?

Get ready totake flight with your own DIY airplane!

Odd Squad: The World Turned Odd - March 30-April 1

When Oona, Olympia, and Otis accidentally change the past, they undo every odd case Odd Squad has ever solved! The agents embark on a mission across time to set things right using a variety of math skills and teamwork!

To continue the fun try these activities:

Come up with your own ODD popcorn seasoning (that you like)!

Take the Odd Squad Quiz

Make Your Own Badge

Find the Blob Sleuthing Game

Check out the Spy School Games

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.

READY JET GO! Mindy Marathon - April 6-8

We love all our friends on Boxwood Terrace, but this week we’re celebrating Mindy with a READY JET GO! Mindy Marathon!

To continue the fun try these activities:

This week is a perfect time to try out Mindy’s Constellation Exploration at pbskids.org.

Can’t get enough space in your house? PBS Parents’ Crafts for Kids has fun DIY projects that build on everyone’s love of space like this DIY Nebula Jar and Solar System Art.

On this weekend’s READY JET GO! Mindy Marathon it’s Mindy’s 5th Birthday. You can have your very own space-themed birthday party with these tips and how-to’s from PBS Parents.

Dinosaur Train: Nature Trackers Adventure Camp - April 13-15

It’s an outdoor adventure on this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night special, DINOSAUR TRAIN: Nature Trackers Adventure Camp.

To continue the fun try these activities:

Get in the outdoors spirit when you play River Run with Buddy and Don.

Are you a member of the Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers Club? You can print your own sign and hang it in your own clubhouse.

Nature Trackers go on outdoor adventures all year long. This month, they’re challenged to see what’s outdoors under a rock! Take a peek and make your observations using this observation sheet.