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


Nature Cat, Wild Kratts and Odd Squad Mega | Movie Marathon - November 2 - 4, 2018

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 (the first movie in our mega-movie marathon). In WILD KRATTS: Creatures of the Deep Sea (the second movie in our super movie marathon) the Kratts dive into some serious ocean adventures. In ODD SQUAD: The World Turned Odd (the third movie in our all night movie marathon) Agents Otis and Olympia go back in time and accidentally undo every ODD SQUAD case ever solved (how odd!). Find out what happens next! on #FamilyMovieNight

To continue the fun try these fun activities:

You can go on your own adventure with Nature Cat’s free Great Outdoors App.

You can dive and help save a reef when you play Frogfish Feast at pbskids.org.
You can experience an odd little blast from the past when you make your own DIY silly putty with this recipe from PBS KIDS for Parents.

What does every movie marathon need? Popcorn! PBS Food has you covered with this recipe for Salted Caramel Popcorn (they say it’s quick and easy).


WordGirl Marathon - November 9 - 11, 2018

Who’s your favorite character in WORDGIRL? You can explore your favorites, play games, and watch video at pbskids.org/wordgirl so you’re all ready to go by the time this weekend’s WORDGIRL Marathon takes off on PBS KIDS Family Night.

To continue the fun try these activities:

Are you a word-wise superhero? Gear up for this weekend’s WORDGIRL Marathon on PBS KIDS Family night when you put your powers to the test in the lair of Dr. Two Brains on pbskids.org.

Two great synonyms are hors d’ouevres and appetizers, and, whatever you call them, they’re perfect to eat while you’re watching the WORDGIRL Marathon on PBS KIDS Family Night. Here are two to try from PBS Food: bagel chips and sweet potato fries.

So pop some popcorn and get ready for Family Movie Night with WNED PBS KIDS 24/7 on TV 17.3/Spectrum Cable 1276/ Verizon FiOS 18 / Comcast Cable 221 or stream on our website.


Splash and Bubbles | Pole to Pole - November 16 -18, 2018

The Reeftown Rangers set off on a migratory adventure from the Antarctic to the Arctic in this new one-hour Splash and Bubbles event. They will encounter narwhals and penguins and humpbacks on the way. Find out what happens next! on #FamilyMovieNight

To continue the fun try these activities:

Become a Reeftown Ranger

Before you tune in to the SPLASH AND BUBBLES: Pole-to-Pole movie on this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family 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 this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night featuring SPLASH AND BUBBLES? Try this recipe from PBS Food.

You’ll learn that it’s a long way from the North Pole to the South Pole when you tune in to this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night SPLASH AND BUBBLES movie. But, you can touch both poles when you make your own “Planet Earth” using just coffee filters, washable markers and a little water.

Before you tune in to the SPLASH AND BUBBLES: Pole-to-Pole movie on this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family 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 this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night featuring SPLASH AND BUBBLES? Try this recipe from PBS Food.

You’ll learn that it’s a long way from the North Pole to the South Pole when you tune in to this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night SPLASH AND BUBBLES movie. But, you can touch both poles when you make your own “Planet Earth” using just coffee filters, washable markers and a little water.

So pop some popcorn and get ready for Family Movie Night with WNED PBS KIDS 24/7 on TV 17.3/Spectrum Cable 1276/ Verizion FiOS 18 / Comcast Cable 221 or stream on our website.


Let's Go Luna Marathon - November 23 - 25, 2018 -NEW!

LET’S GO LUNA! follows the adventures of three friends – Leo, a wombat from Australia; Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico; and Andy, a frog from the U.S. – as they traverse the globe with their parents’ traveling performance troupe, “Circo Fabuloso.” At each of the Circo’s stops, Luna the Moon guides the trio as they get to know the local region and its people. The gang’s adventures take them through cities around the globe – from London to Cairo to Beijing – where they explore the food, music, art, architecture and other features that make each place distinctive. Episodes end with the kids back at the Circo Fabuloso and Luna back in the sky, with a reminder that there’s always more to see, learn and experience in every place they visit. Find out what happens next! on #FamilyMovieNight

To continue the fun try these activities:

Every country Luna, Andy, Carmen and Leo visit has a flag. You can make your very own flag with this activity from LET’S GO LUNA and then hang it up to celebrate this weekend’s LET’S GO LUNA! Marathon on PBS KIDS Family Night.

Go global with your snacks for this weekend’s LET’S GO LUNA! Marathon on the PBS KIDS Family Night. Pick up some snacks you’ve never tried in the international aisle at your grocery store and try them out. Which did you like? If you’re feeling up to it you could try a recipe like this one for garlic edamame, a soy bean snack from Japan.

So pop some popcorn and get ready for Family Movie Night with WNED PBS KIDS 24/7 on TV 17.3/Spectrum Cable 1276/ Verizion FiOS 18 / Comcast Cable 221 or stream on our website.


The Daniel Tiger Movie | Won't You Be My Neighbor - November 30 - December 2, 2018

There’s a new family moving to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe! Daniel Tiger and his community welcome their new friends in the very first movie event from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Find out what happens next! on #FamilyMovieNight

To continue the fun try these activities:

In this week’s PBS KIDS Family Night Marathon, Daniel meets a new friend. Why not invite a friend of yours over to watch the DANIEL TIGER MOVIE together and make your own pizzas with this activity from DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD?

Whether you’re new in the neighborhood or you’ve been around a long time, it’s always fun to explore. The next time you’re out you can use walking exploration guide from DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and see what’s new in the neighborhood.

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.

So pop some popcorn and get ready for Family Movie Night with WNED PBS KIDS 24/7 on TV 17.3/Spectrum Cable 1276/ Verizion FiOS 18 / Comcast Cable 221 or stream on our website.


The Highway Rat, Stick Man and The Gruffalo - December 7 - 9, 2018

This weeks it's a marathon of three animated specials based beloved children's books THE HIGHWAY RAT, STICK MAN and THE GRUFFALO. Find out what happens next! on #FamilyMovieNight

To continue the fun try these activities:

Before you catch this week’s PBS KIDS Family Night specials, THE HIGHWAY RAT, STICK MAN, and THE GRUFFALO, check out the books of the same names for a preview. Make sure you never lose your spot when you create these DIY bookmarks (use them again when you read more books together).

In this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night marathon you’ll travel along with Stick Man through the seasons to make your way back to winter, his family, and Christmas. Get in the wintry spirit when you make this DIY Winter Wonderland Terrarium.

When you curl up for this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family night featuring THE HIGHWAY RAT, STICK MAN and THE GRUFFALO, make these toasty apple hand pies to snack on and keep you warm.

So pop some popcorn and get ready for Family Movie Night with WNED PBS KIDS 24/7 on TV 17.3/Spectrum Cable 1276/ Verizion FiOS 18 / Comcast Cable 221 or stream on our website.


Let's Go Luna! | Christmas Around the World - December 14 - 16, 2018

Luna’s busy travelling around the world with her friends Andy, Carmen and Leo in the global Christmas adventure, LET’S GO LUNA! Christmas Around the World on this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night. Find out what happens next! on #FamilyMovieNight

To continue the fun try these activities:

You can catch a sneak peek, play games, and learn more about the characters at pbskids.org/luna.

If you’re inspired by this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night special, LET’S GO LUNA! Christmas Around the World, you can find out more about how Christmas is celebrated in countries around the world with these suggestions from PBS KIDS for Parents.

While you celebrate the holidays with LET’S GO LUNA on this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night special, you can try out some sweets from around the world like these suggestions from PBS Food: Sweet Bows Crostoli from Italy, Mincemeat Streusel Bars from England, and Capirotada with Bananas, Pecans and Prunes from Mexico.

So pop some popcorn and get ready for Family Movie Night with WNED PBS KIDS 24/7 on TV 17.3/Spectrum Cable 1276/ Verizon FiOS 18 / Comcast Cable 221 or stream on our website.


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PBS KIDS Holiday Marathon - December 21 - 23, 2018

It’s that time of year, so this week’s PBS KIDS Family Night is a marathon of PBS KIDS holiday favorites. Find out what happens next! on #FamilyMovieNight

To continue the fun try these activities:

If you’ve still got some last minute wrapping to do, we’ve got you covered with these gift tags from PBS KIDS.

On this week’s PBS KIDS Family Night the Cat in the Hat, Sally and Nick journey to Freeze-Your-Knees Snowland in a winter adventure. You can play around in the snow (and wind and rain) when you check out Thing One and Thing Two’s WEATHER TRANSFORMER at pbskids.org.

Even if it doesn’t look like there will be snow for Christmas where you live you can make your own snowflakes at home using this DIY activity from PBS Parents (with the help of some construction paper and cotton swabs.)

So pop some popcorn and get ready for Family Movie Night with WNED PBS KIDS 24/7 on TV 17.3/Spectrum Cable 1276/ Verizon FiOS 18 / Comcast Cable 221 or stream on our website.


Aythur : D.W. and the Beastly Birthday - December 28 - 30, 2018

Time to put on your party hats and dancing shoes – D.W. is turning five! When her birthday doesn’t go as planned, D.W. runs away to the magical island of Ukubonga. Meanwhile, Arthur has skipped her birthday party to go on a school trip to the planetarium, but instead of transporting him into outer space, it transports him 4 years into the future! This is one party you don’t want to miss. #FamilyMovieNight

To continue the fun try these activities:

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 while you get ready for this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night Special from ARTHUR, D.W. and the Beastly Birthday.

Everyone can get in the party spirit for this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night special from ARTHUR by creating a D.W. Birthday Party complete with D.W. Birthday Crowns and Arthur themed decorations and activities.

Need some snack ideas for this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night Special, D.W. and the Beastly Birthday? PBS Parents’ Kitchen Explorers has a bunch of healthier party snack ideas for you.

So pop some popcorn and get ready for Family Movie Night with WNED PBS KIDS 24/7 on TV 17.3/Spectrum Cable 1276/ Verizon FiOS 18 / Comcast Cable 221 or stream on our website.