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PBS KIDSpiration: June 2017

Got kids? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite programs and ideas for family fun happening this June.

May 1, 2017

Happy almost-summer! Here are some family-friendly ideas for ringing in June — and summer — with a bang!


Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood 
Tune in Saturdays at 6:00 a.m. beginning June 10 on KCTS 9.

Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion
Monday, June 19 at 8:00 a.m. on KCTS 9.
Nature Cat and his pals go on an aquatic adventure to save Hal’s favorite chew toy. Along the way, they learn that all waterways are interconnected, and meet up with a new special friend named Nature Dog who helps them navigate the oceans.

The new PBS KIDS summer schedule begins Monday, June 5 on KCTS 9, with double-the-fun for kids tuning into educational content while school is out.  

 Tune into the KCTS 9 PBS KIDS 24/7 channel or stream it online for educational PBS KIDS content all day, every day! See the schedule here


Father’s Day craft inspiration
From key chains to customized magnets to DIY cards, get inspired with these fun crafts, perfect for celebrating dad. 

Dutch Baby Pancakes
Try this native-to-Seattle recipe for a delicious breakfast or dessert. 

Simple Hodgepodge Berry Jam
It’s berry season! Try this recipe, perfect after a fun day of berry picking. 

Red Fraggle puppet (1983) and Wembley Fraggle puppet (1982) on display at The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited now at MoPOP. Credit: Jim Bennett/Museum of Pop CultureExplore

Don’t miss the Muppet magic at The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, showing through June 30 at the Museum of Pop Culture MoPop.

Thomas & Friends: Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017
Events are scheduled for July, but snag your tickets now as they go fast! 

Catch a fish as part of the 2017 Trout Fishing Derby from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.


Outdoor family fun with Plum
This free app offers daily activities to get your family outside, explore the neighborhood and learn about nature.

PBS KIDS Plug & Play Stick 
Get the first kid-safe television and playtime educational streaming stick. It also hosts the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel and live stream.  

Just for parents

On the air
Big Pacific premieres Wednesday, June 21 at 8:00 p.m. The world’s best cinematographers reveal the wondrous secrets of the world’s largest ocean in this five-part series.

Arts Make Smarts: One Educator’s Mission to Teach Students to Think Like an Artist

 Wow in the WorldNPR’s first-ever podcast for curious kids and their grown-ups

Start Your Summer Screen-Time Rules Now! via Common Sense Media

For laughs
Me the other day by Hedger Humor.


Shaylan Frazee-McClellan

Shaylan has worked in public media for over a decade. She finds joy in exploring the Pacific Northwest through the eyes of her two small children. She has a passion for children's media, cooking, photography and writing about her adventures. Follow her on Twitter @shaylanfrazee. More stories by Shaylan Frazee-McClellan