This resource is a collection of multi-media activities from kids’ favorite PBS KIDS shows and characters. Each day children participate in a series of hands-on, technology-based activities to practice and learn math skills as they complete a new adventure. These activity plans deepen children’s understanding of specific math content using a unique combination of online games, video segments, mobile content, and hands-on learning from programs kids know and love. Activities run 60-90 minutes long to allow for flexible scheduling and provide group and camp leaders with guidance and tips on using a multi-media approach to learning.
Use this handy alignment chart to find theme-based activities in this resource collection that are aligned to national math standards. Math Standards Alignment Chart
- Multi-media content for two age groups, 4-5 year olds and 6-8 year olds
- Quick reference materials and media lists
- More About Math background for Leaders
- Parent Letters to send home with each child to encourage parent participation and to extend the learning at home.
Videos of a teacher demonstrating how to use PBS KIDS digital resources to teach a lesson.
PBS KIDS Adventures Videos
Ages: 4 - 5
Cat in the Hat: Animal Book Adventure
The Cat in the Hat lost some of the pages in his animal book! Children solve math problems and use counting skills, shapes, spatial sense, and measurement to help get them back.
Curious George: Busy Day Adventure
Children will join Curious George on a Busy Day Adventure as they practice counting, sorting, data analysis, and fair sharing math skills.
Dinosaur Train: Classic in the Jurassic, Jr.
Children practice important math skills such as number and operations, measurement, data collection and analysis, and spatial skills.
Peg + Cat: Big Problems
Peg and Cat have some REALLY BIG PROBLEMS and need help! Children build with shapes and use measuring , estimating, and counting skills to solve each problem.
Sid the Science Kid: Sid’s Outdoor Adventure
Explore the great outdoors! Children learn sorting strategies and how to measure length and temperature as they investigate animals, plants, weather, shadows, and rocks.
Ages: 6 - 8
Cyberchase: Heroes of Botopolis
Children practice counting and number sense, addition and subtraction, patterns, geometry and word problems.
Fizzy's Lunch Lab: Summer Treatwave
Children explore a variety of math topics (sorting, classification, measurement, simple operations, with money) in order to make healthy choices for a delicious frozen snack.
Wild Kratts: Wild Kratts Animals and their Habitats
Children use various math skills (operations, measurement, fractions, mapping, and sorting) to rescue and return baby animals to their habitats.