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PBS KIDSpiration: November 2017

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

October 30, 2017

This November, celebrate veterans, give thanks and kick off the holiday season with food, fun and your favorite programs from PBS KIDS. 


Tune into the KCTS 9 PBS KIDS 24/7 channel or stream it online for educational PBS KIDS content all day, every day! Or, watch on the PBS KIDS Video App or PBS KIDS YouTube channel. Games are available on the PBS KIDS Games App and on the PBS KIDS site.

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 11:30 a.m. on KCTS 9 (and at other various times throughout the month). 

Family Night every Friday! 

Fridays are Family night on KCTS 9 PBS KIDS 24/7. Tune in at 4:00 p.m. on TV and online at

Ready Jet Go!: Back to Borton 7 — week of Nov. 3
Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero’s Journey — week of Nov. 10
Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor — week of Nov. 17
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas — week of Nov. 24


Cultivate the attitude of gratitude with Thankful Hands

‘Tis the season of giving thanks. Make this craft to help kids reflect on what they are thankful for and capture special memories.

  1. Trace and cut out the shapes of your family’s hands on paper.

  2. Write or draw what each member is thankful for on the paper hands.

  3. Display them in a prominent place and talk about thankfulness throughout the month.

Veggie Soup from from Daniel Tiger

Granpére’s Veggie Soup from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is the perfect comfort food for a chilly day. Find even more more delicious recipes to warm you up this season.

Honor a veteran

Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Honor a veteran in your life and record a living history of their military memories with these sample interview questions from the Veteran’s History Project or these questions from StoryCorps.


Take a kid-friendly fall hike!

Don’t miss these 8 Best Kid-Friendly Fall Hikes in the Greater Seattle Area for a chance to take in Autumn in the Pacific Northwest in all of its colorful splendor! 

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day!

Daniel Tiger is coming to the Moore Theatre in Seattle on March 4, 2018 for two shows (2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) Tickets are on sale now.


Nature Cat’s Fine Feathered Feast Game

Learn about different types of birds while serving them their favorite types of feed. Available on and the PBS KIDS games app.

Just for parents

On the air — Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

Thursday, Nov. 23, at 8:00 p.m. (Thanksgiving Day)

In this sequel to last year’s movie, Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine) is now 13 years old. Torn between her free-spirited nature and her need to “become sensible,” Anne finds that life in Avonlea is fraught with confusion and more than a few unfortunate (yet amusing!) mishaps. 

Online: Three Fears About Screen Time for Kids — and Why They’re Not True


Don’t miss this TED Talk from VP of PBS KIDS Digital, Sara DeWitt.


On-the-go: KCTS 9 Mobile App

Get your shows on the road! Watch your favorite PBS and KCTS 9 programming on your iPad, iPhone or Android-enabled devices with the free KCTS 9 mobile app!


See Hedger Humor’s Fun Fact of the Day. 



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