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Happy Valentine's Day from LPB and PBS KIDS!


Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Valentine's Day Celebration "Pink Love"...starting on February 11th at 9:30 AM on LPB and 2:30 PM on LPBKIDS.  It's Valentine's Day in Pinkville! Pinkalicious can't wait to show her classmates just how much she loves them by making homemade collage Valentines out of their favorite things. But when the Valentines are accidentally destroyed, Pinkalicious needs to come up with a creative solution - fast!

Super Scribbles!: How Young Artists Grow



From fridge art to the MoMa? Here are ways to encourage your emerging artist’s skills -- and the milestones to expect along the way.

Unleashing Your Child's Inner Artist



Save money and spark creativity by having little ones draw pictures and write letters to your loved ones, instead of sending store-bought cards.

Black History Month Books for Kids



Reading is one way to build listening and thinking skills as well as celebrate heritage! Explore Black History Month with one of these 19 books selected for kids ages 2-8.

Teaching Your Child About Black History Month



By kindergarten, most children have heard of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and learned that he was an advocate for peace and equality. Here are ways to take Black History a step further this month and year-round.

February LPB KIDS Family Night Marathons

February 1 – 3: WILD KRATTS Movie Marathon

Get ready for a WILD KRATTS adventure during this weekend’s WILD KRATTS marathon by downloading your own WILD KRATTS Adventure Passport. Then, take note of the creatures you see on your very own creature adventures.

You can build your own creature mobile – just like Aviva when you play WILD KRATTS Creature Mobile. Can you outrace Zach Varmitech?

Creature adventuring of the kind Chris and Martin undertake in this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night WILD KRATTS Movie Marathon takes some serious energy. Get ready for this weekend’s adventures with some No-bake Energy Protein Bites from PBS Parents’ Kitchen Explorers.

February 8 – 10: PBS KIDS Movie Night

SPLASH AND BUBBLES: One Big Ocean kicks off this week’s PBS KIDS Family Night movie marathon.  Get in the aquatic mood by imagining an all-new undersea creature.  Draw it on this downloable from SPLASH AND BUBBLES.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? That’s Daniel’s question in the second movie in this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night moving marathon. The next time you’re out you can use this walking exploration guide from DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and take note of all the great things in your neighborhood.

This weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night Movie Marathon wraps up with an interstellar blast into space (Bortron 7, to be exact). Get ready for the big trip with this Scrapbook from Bortron 7 activity. What do you think Jet’s home planet looks like?

February 15 – 17: Valentine’s Marathon

Get ready for this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night Valentine’s Marathon by sharing some love with these DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, DINOSAUR TRAIN and NATURE CAT Valentine’s Cards.

In this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night Valentine’s Marathon, Pinkalicious shows her friends how much she loves them when she makes collage Valentine’s for them. You can make your own art for your friends with this DIY collage tissue stained glass heart.

A PBS KIDS Family Night Valentine’s Marathon deserves some super sweet and fantastically pink drinks, like these Pinkalicious Strawberry Smoothies from PBS Food.

February 22 – 24: Peg + Cat Save the World

Peg and Cat are pretty heroic. On this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night special they’re saving the world! You can have some heroic fun when you play SUPER PEG and CAT GUY.

When Peg + Cat save the world in this weekend’s PBS KIDS Family Night special shapes play a pretty significant role, proving the old adage that sometimes finding the right shape can really save the day (maybe that’s not an old adage, but it could be… and you’ll think so, too, when you see what happens). Brush up on your shape finding skills with this downloadable from PEG + CAT.

Shapes here! Got your shapes here!!! What’s a PBS KIDS Family Night party without a pizza?  PEG + CAT have a pretty perfect pizza recipe (hint: it features triangles… lots of them).

February Programming Highlights Just For You

The Queen Mother (Parts 1 & 2), Sunday, February 3 at 9PM - This moving profile reveals the dramatic inside story of the Queen Mother’s tumultuous life, from royal power struggles to the darkness of World War Two. With testimonies from royal experts and insiders, as well as extensive archive materials, The Queen Mother forensically examines the life of a woman with a will of iron, determined to protect the British monarchy.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Saturday, February 9 at 7PM - For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion.

In this feature documentary, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood.

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE, Lafayette and Cajun Country, LA, Friday, February 15 at 8PM - In this episode, Samantha is in Louisiana! She is instantly engulfed in Cajun and Zydeco music at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. The journey continues with a visit to Tabasco to learn the 5-year process of bottling the hot sauce, followed by a kayak tour through the local swamps.

B.B. King: AMERICAN MASTERS, Tuesday, February 19 at 10PM - B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. From his roots as a sharecropper’s son, working in the cotton fields of Mississippi, he rose to become a living legend. The film explores King’s life and career through candid interviews with the man himself, his family, longtime friends, and fellow music contemporaries such as Bono, George Benson, Eric Clapton, Aaron Neville, John Mayer, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Ringo Starr, Johnny Winter, and more.

Have a great time expressing yourself creatively this month!  Take care, Nancy Tooraen, ntooraen@lpb.org