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Happy Holidays from all of us at LPB and PBS KIDS!

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Evoking memories of past sunsets that often bring holiday cheer,
We wish you the happiest of holidays and a festive New year!



About the Artist:
Francis X. Pavy is a native of Lafayette, LA. His work has been well-received regionally, nationally, and internationally. Pavy’s art has been published in a variety of catalogs, books, and magazine articles. Get to know Pavy and other Louisiana artists weekly on Art Rocks! www.lpb.org/artrocks


Happy Holidays from PBS KIDS!

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Whether you are a family of carolers, candle-lighters or Kwanzaa celebrators, create family traditions this holiday season with PBS Parents’ tips, ideas, crafts, recipes and more! Learn more.


Gift Giving For Kids

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So much of the excitement during the holiday season is all about receiving presents. How can we get our kids to develop the same enthusiasm for giving? One sure way is to help kids experience the joy of giving. Read more.


How to Turn the Holidays Green

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Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, New Years or other winter holidays, start some of your own seasonal traditions that help children become more conscious consumers who respect their planet. Learn more.


Stories for the Holiday Season

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With visions of toys and games dancing in their heads, it's easy for children to miss the real significance of holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali and Kwaanza. Fortunately, there are plenty of enjoyable books for kids that teach the historical and cultural meanings of these and other winter celebrations. Check out our picks.


Take a Break from the Holiday Hustle and Create Calming Holiday Art

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The holiday season is busy no matter what you do or do not celebrate. Social engagements, school functions, and extra time shopping takes a toll. We all get wound up and kids are no exception. Use art to take a break and get calm between the sugar rushes and other holiday excitement. Here's what you will need.


Classic Holiday Cookies

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We love encouraging parents and their children to cook and bake together as a way to connect and spend quality time with one another. You and your kids will have fun making and sharing this classic holiday treat: Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies. Get the recipe.


Winter Crafts For Kids

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Get in the DYI spirit when you try some of PBS Parents winter crafts including ice paint, winter wonderland terrariums and holiday decorations. Find them here.


Deck the Halls with PBS KIDS Holiday Coloring Pages & Printables

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Your kids can get creative this holiday season with coloring pages, ornaments, wrapping paper and other holiday-themed printables featuring their favorite PBS KIDS friends. Browse the printables.


Just For Kids: PBS KIDS Holiday Month

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LPB celebrates the season with one hour holiday movies during the week of December 11-15th! WILD KRATTS: A CREATURE CHRISTMAS on 12/11 at 6:30 AM and 3 PM, CURIOUS GEORGE: A VERY MONKEY CHRISTMAS on 12/11 at 7:30 AM, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS on 12/12 at 5:30 AM, PEG + CAT HOLIDAYS on 12/11 at 2 PM, and ONCE UPON A SESAME STREET CHRISTMAS on 12/11 at 10:30 AM. Watch new holiday episodes of READY JET GO!, HOLIDAYS IN BOXWOOD TERRACE on 12/11 at 6 AM and SPLASH AND BUBBLES, WHITEBEARD/CORAL DAY on 12/11 at 9:30 AM. Check our program schedule for additional times on LPB and LPBKIDS.


Just For You: A Chef's Life Holiday Special

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Looking for some seasonal inspiration for your holiday meal? Join Vivian Howard as she serves up the best of her Southern cooking heritage and the Chanukah traditions of her husband Ben. From humble Hoppin’ John to elegant red velvet cake, sample a charming and delicious holiday celebration. Watch the preview here.


Give the Gift of PBS KIDS This Year

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Looking for that perfect gift for your very own PBS KID? Find favorites from all our PBS KIDS shows, from DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD to WILD KRATTS and SPLASH AND BUBBLES, as well as PBS KIDS puzzles, games, activity sets, and more at the PBS KIDS Shop.
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