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In this area, you can bring the Electric Company experience into your child's daily life. You can use a variety of easy-to-do activities, fun games, and quick tips to spark literacy!

You play an important role in showing your child that learning to read is fun and empowering! The following activities are quick, no-fuss ways to reinforce each episode's lessons and help you introduce your child to the fun of learning.



Right click any of the links below and select 'Save link as...' to download these activities!


Season 1

  • You've Got Skills! (PDF 3.41 MB)
    In the "Skills" episode, Keith learns that he has special word skills and is invited to join The Electric Company. Help children identify their special skills by writing about them.

  • The Super Skills of the Silent E (PDF 3.23 MB)
    Keith is invited to join The Electric Company, but Francine steals his special skill. Help your child develop her word skills by teaching her about the special skill of the silent "e."

  • Rappers' Delight (PDF 3.21 MB)
    In the "Scent of a Human" episode, Hector has a mishap on the day he is supposed to star in his own rap video. Encourage your child to create a rap — it's a great way to flex creative skills.

  • Supermarket Scrambler (PDF 4.18 MB)
    On The Electric Company, Annie Scrambler creates chaos by scrambling words in the neighborhood. Encourage your child to look closely at words by having her scramble words on your next shopping trip.

  • Bugging Out in the 'Hood (PDF 3.02 MB)
    In the "Lights, Camera, Beetle!" episode, Jessica and Hector plan to surprise their cousin with a bug zoo for his birthday party. Look around your own neighborhood to see what insects live there.

  • The Bug Went to the Gym? (PDF 3.22 MB)
    This fun activity will encourage your child to notice the different sounds the letter "g" makes. Then you can use your "g" words to create silly sentences together.

  • Call Me Responsible (PDF 3.21 MB)
    In the "Call Me Tiki" episode, Jessica gets a job pet sitting Tiki Barber's African Gray parrot. It's a big responsibility! Talk to your children about chores to help them learn responsibility around the house.

  • Parrot's Delight (PDF 3.02 MB)
    In this episode of The Electric Company, Jessica gets a job pet sitting Tiki Barber's African Grey Parrot. Parrots like to mimic or repeat the sounds they hear. Encourage your child to act like a parrot by "parroting" fun patterns and silly sounds.

  • Weird Science (PDF 3.21 MB)
    In the "Lost and Spaced" episode, Lisa and her friend Dax are trapped inside their science project—a model of the solar system. Have your child create his own planet as a way of learning about the solar system.

  • Punctuation Galaxy (PDF 3.61 MB)
    In this episode of The Electric Company Lisa and her friend get shrunk down and trapped inside their science project. Help children change the meaning of silly science sentences using punctuation.

  • Stage Fright! (PDF 3.25 MB)
    In the episode, "The World is My Oyster," Lisa wants to give a brilliant performance. She's worked really hard to memorize all of the words that she needs to say, but she's too freaked out to think of them! With the game below, your child can find out what he needs to do and say to give a brilliant performance, all while learning some new words and sounds.

  • Words to the Rescue (PDF 3.63 MB)
    In the episode, "Out to Launch," Francine has changed a billboard to call Hector a liar! The Electric Company has to make a Word Ball launcher to fix the problem before everyone in the neighborhood turns on Hector. You and your child can make a Word Ball launcher right in your own home and learn how to build words along the way.

  • Quick Limerick (PDF 3.63 MB)
    In the episode, "Limerick Slam," Manny Spamboni is the champ of the limerick slam, but Jessica and Hector think they can reclaim the crown. With a little practice and the activity below, your child will be able to take any words and whip them into a winning limerick

  • Spaced-Out Cheese (PDF 3.60 MB)
    In the episode, "Fromage Here to Eternity," Dax has a wacky way of making cheese. He puts the cheese in space to cook, then he has to navigate his cheese back down from orbit! As usual, Annie Scrambler and Manny Spamboni are doing everything they can to get in his way. Use the activity below to practice mad, mad, super-bad navigating skills, while learning some new vocabulary and sight words

  • Presidential Election (PDF 3.25 MB)
    In the episode, "Madame President," Lisa wants to become book club president, but Francine is saying negative things about Lisa so no one will want to vote for her. Lisa's election campaign is in trouble, but Lisa knows that by staying positive she will come out ahead in the polls. Your child can run a positive campaign too, and learn new words and build literacy skills as she does.

  • Word Quest (PDF 1.40 MB)
    In the episode, "Jules Quest," Jessica is on a quest to excavate important artifacts. But Danny Rebus is racing against her. You and your child can go on a quest of your own, excavating word artifacts from hiding places around your home and figuring out what they are!

  • I Wrote the Songs (PDF 3.44 MB)
    In the episode, "Electric Accompany," Annie Scrambler has hypnotized Keith, Hector, Lisa, and herself, and now they can't stop singing. They are all stuck repeating the lyrics that Annie wrote, singing the same words over and over. You and your child can create a song using the activity below to make up lyrics and learn a little bit about word endings along the way

  • Cool Combinations (PDF 3.42 MB)
    In the episode, "Franscent," Lisa has made a science experiment: a really cool hybrid plant, or a new plant made by combining two other plants. But, Francine stole the plant to make perfume, and now she really stinks! Francine and Lisa have to come up with a formula to make the scent go away. Words can be hybrids, too. Use the formula below to help your child master these combined words

  • Magical Journey (PDF 3.09 MB)
    In the episode, "Pop Goes the Easel," Lisa and Danny have fallen into a magical painting, and now they can't get out. The magic painting is the first of a series of paintings. A series is a set of things that come one a?er the other, in a very specific order. Order is important when making sentences, too. Use the activity below to figure out how to put a few common sight words in a series to make a simple story.

  • Get Coordinated! (PDF 3.09 MB)
    In this episode, Hector mysteriously begins to fumble. He loses his balance and ability to move quickly and swiftly right before his big basketball game. Help your child test his agility and coordination by testing his balance against the forces of gravity.

  • I Spy A Short “I” (PDF 3.09 MB)
    In this episode, Hector mysteriously begins to fumble. He loses his balance and ability to move quickly and swiftly right before his big basketball game.

  • Real Life Remedies (PDF 3.09 MB)
    In this episode of The Electric Company Jessica is set to face Danny in a chess tournament but she gets a case of the Skeleckian Hiccups. Once she gets her diagnosis, she looks for a remedy. But none of them work! Is it a real-life cure, or just a silly superstition? Ask your child to investigate some of the superstitions related to the hiccups with this activity

  • How Now, Brown Cow? (PDF 3.09 MB)
    In this episode of The Electric Company, Manny steals letters. This causes a lot of confusion especially with words that make the OW sound. Help your child identify words that make the OW sound that may have different spellings with this activity.

  • Toss the Ball G (PDF 3.09 MB)
    Manny steals a Skeleckian meteorite in order to power his letter-stealing gizmo. It's up to The Electric Company to get the meteorite back before Manny steals every letter in the neighborhood.

  • He's Not Heavy, He's Frozen! (PDF 3.09 MB)
    Keith gets frozen like a statue when he's zapped by one of Manny's gadgets. This makes him immobile! Immobile is another word for frozen. That makes it a synonym. Help your child identify other synonyms with this fun activity.

  • Word Builder (PDF 3.09 MB)
    Annie switches brains with Lisa. The Electric Company tried to find a way to switch them back before Annie's ruined Lisa's good name with her neighborhood pranks. Sometimes, when letters switch places it builds a new word. Build your own words with this word wall activity.

  • Brain Swap (PDF 3.09 MB)
    In this episode of the Electric Company, Annie switches brains with Lisa. This leads to a lot of trouble. Although one can't get inside of another's brain your child can 'switch it up' with fun brain activities that help her use different parts of her brain.

  • Leaping Lizards! (PDF 3.09 MB)
    Danny gets his hands on a book of magic spells and transforms Jessica into a lizard! Learn more about these creatures with this activity.

  • City of the Letter C (PDF 3.09 MB)
    In this episode we learn that the letter C has many sounds. When the C is paired with certain vowels it can either make a hard or a soft sound. Help your child understand the sounds of the letter C.

  • Personal Stamina (PDF 3.09 MB)
    In this episode of the Electric Company Hector has to give a presentation on stamina but he's too tired! What does he do to increase his stamina and how can you get your child to increase hers?

  • What Would You Do? (PDF 3.09 MB)
    Jessica and Manny compete to win the last copy of their favorite comic book, Mighty Bright Knight. They get in a competition and Jessica has to decide if she is going to cheat or play by the rules. Cheating takes a lot of different forms. Talk to your child about making choices against cheating.

  • A Story about She and He (PDF 3.09 MB)
    Jessica and Manny compete to win the last copy of their favorite comic book, Mighty Bright Knight. But when it looks like Manny will win by cheating, will Jessica be tempted to cheat too?

  • Transformer H (PDF 3.09 MB)
    In this episode, Danny steals Lottie Skeleckian's orangachoke all because of the letter H. The letter H can transform the sound of a word. Use this activity with your child to practice the power of transformer H.

  • Gravity Groove (PDF 3.09 MB)
    When Lisa and Shock enter a dance contest, Francine does her best to sabotage them using the force of gravity. Engage your children in fun activities that will test their center of gravity.

  • Pirates and Bears Oh My! (PDF 3.09 MB)
    In this episode, we learn about Bossy R. Help your child identify the way the letter R changes the sound of a word.

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    Season 2


  • Knowledge Is Its Own Reward (PDF 3.24 MB)
    In the episode, "Friends or Aunts," both Lisa and Annie are on the game show Friends or Aunts, but only one of them can win. It all depends on which girl knows more about her partner. The person with the most knowledge gets the prizes. The game below tests something else: your child's letter knowledge.

  • Doing Good Things (PDF 3.47 MB)
    In the episode, "A Whole New Francine," Francine has volunteered to help out with the Big Show for Kids. In the activity below, your child will make a volunteer wheel to help him lend a hand at home.

  • Comic Book Creator (PDF 3.48 MB)
    In the episode, "Mighty Bright Fight," Jessica and Manny work together to try to meet the creator of the "Mighty Bright Knight" comic book. Your child can be a creator, too. In the activity below, he'll get the chance to create his very own Electric Company comic book.

  • Pen Partners (PDF 3.43 MB)
    In the episode, "Oh Danny Boy," Danny and Hector become ping-pong partners, working together so that they can prove that Manny and Francine are cheating. But Danny starts to wonder if Hector is really loyal, whether he will be there for him all the time, and quits the team, breaking his commitment. Use the activity below to help your child learn about keeping a commitment.

  • Getting to "Yes" (PDF 3.28 MB)
    In the episode, "The Great Compromise," Francine and Keith can't agree! Now, The Electric Company and The Pranksters have to sit down and come up with a compromise that will make everyone happy. Use this activity to learn a bit more about how to compromise.

  • Sign Here, Please (PDF 3.25 MB)
    In the episode, "Goodnight Robot," someone wants to tear down the Bookbinder House! To save it, The Electric Company has to get a whole bunch of people to write their signatures on a petition. Each person's signature is unique. No one writes his name in quite the same way as anyone else. Make a signature book to explore how different characters might write their signatures.

  • Interstellar Incident (PDF 3.25 MB)
    In the episode, "The Potato Custom," Jessica becomes a junior ambassador, speaking for the people of Earth, on the planet Skeleki. Unfortunately, Annie has scrambled Jessica's speech, which made the Skelekians really mad. Now Jessica has to learn a Skelekian custom for saying she is sorry. Different people have different customs, particular ways of doing things, and your child can be the ambassador for your home.

  • Word Experts (PDF 3.63 MB)
    In the episode, "Bluefoot," Hector is an expert on the mysterious beast called Bluefoot. An expert is really good at something or knows a lot about a particular subject. Use the activity below to help your child see that she can be a real word expert, just like the characters on The Electric Company

  • Family Tree Fun (PDF 3.28 MB)
    In the episode, "Revolutionary Doughnuts," Lisa finds out that her ancestor, a member of her family from a long time ago, was a traitor. She helped the British redcoats during the Revolutionary War. There might be a lot we don't know about our ancestors and relatives, and the reasons for their actions. Use the activity below to help your child understand more about where she came from.

  • Observe and Learn (PDF 3.25 MB)
    In the episode, "Bananas," Sigmund Scrambler wants to tell Natalie McNally how he feels about her, but he gets too flustered when he sees her and can't get his words out right. He is running out of time, too, because Natalie is going back to the jungle to observe gorillas. Learning how to really observe something is a great skill to have. Do the activity below to become a super-sharp observer.

  • Where's the Script? (PDF 3.64 MB)
    In the episode, "Wicked Itch," Manny Spamboni doesn't work well with other people in trying to make a movie. Too bad for Manny, because Lisa's movie script has a really wicked character that Manny is perfect for. In the activity below, you and your child will work together to create your own script for a puppet show, featuring a nasty, wicked character, and a brave, courageous character.

  • She's Come Un-done (PDF 3.43 MB)
    In the episode, "The Unmuffins," Lisa tells a scary story about the horrible Un-Muffins, which make people and things act differently than they normally would. Friendly people become unfriendly. Use the activity below to "un" your own home, your own things, even yourself!

  • Lights, Camera (PDF 3.25 MB)
    In the episode, "One Smart Cookie," P.J. and Francine are pretending to be characters from a detective novel and are acting out the details, the little things that the characters say and do. You and your child can get a lot of practice focusing on details with the activity below

  • Foundations of Creative Writing (PDF 3.42 MB)
    In the episode, "One Bad Apple," P.J. has a hard time creating a story. He knows a great story has conflict and both positive and negative characters to act it out. Play the writing game below to learn a bit more about conflict, and make up some silly stories along the way.

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    Season 3


  • Off Target (PDF 3.47 MB)
    In the episode, "A Whole New Francine," Francine has volunteered to help out with the Big Show for Kids. In the activity below, your child will make a volunteer wheel to help him lend a hand at home.

  • Wordball Games (PDF 3.48 MB)
    In the episode, "Mighty Bright Fight," Jessica and Manny work together to try to meet the creator of the "Mighty Bright Knight" comic book. Your child can be a creator, too. In the activity below, he'll get the chance to create his very own Electric Company comic book.

  • Incredible Returnaball (PDF 3.43 MB)
    In the episode, "Oh Danny Boy," Danny and Hector become ping-pong partners, working together so that they can prove that Manny and Francine are cheating. But Danny starts to wonder if Hector is really loyal, whether he will be there for him all the time, and quits the team, breaking his commitment. Use the activity below to help your child learn about keeping a commitment.

  • Pies For Puppies (PDF 3.28 MB)
    In the episode, "The Great Compromise," Francine and Keith can't agree! Now, The Electric Company and The Pranksters have to sit down and come up with a compromise that will make everyone happy. Use this activity to learn a bit more about how to compromise.

  • Wiki Wiki Walter (PDF 3.25 MB)
    In the episode, "Goodnight Robot," someone wants to tear down the Bookbinder House! To save it, The Electric Company has to get a whole bunch of people to write their signatures on a petition. Each person's signature is unique. No one writes his name in quite the same way as anyone else. Make a signature book to explore how different characters might write their signatures.

  • Shrink Shrank Shrunk (PDF 3.25 MB)
    In the episode, "The Potato Custom," Jessica becomes a junior ambassador, speaking for the people of Earth, on the planet Skeleki. Unfortunately, Annie has scrambled Jessica's speech, which made the Skelekians really mad. Now Jessica has to learn a Skelekian custom for saying she is sorry. Different people have different customs, particular ways of doing things, and your child can be the ambassador for your home.

  • Spooky Summer Soriee (PDF 3.63 MB)
    In the episode, "Bluefoot," Hector is an expert on the mysterious beast called Bluefoot. An expert is really good at something or knows a lot about a particular subject. Use the activity below to help your child see that she can be a real word expert, just like the characters on The Electric Company

  • Revenge Of Zeros (PDF 3.28 MB)
    In the episode, "Revolutionary Doughnuts," Lisa finds out that her ancestor, a member of her family from a long time ago, was a traitor. She helped the British redcoats during the Revolutionary War. There might be a lot we don't know about our ancestors and relatives, and the reasons for their actions. Use the activity below to help your child understand more about where she came from.

  • Tip It Or Dip It (PDF 3.25 MB)
    In the episode, "Bananas," Sigmund Scrambler wants to tell Natalie McNally how he feels about her, but he gets too flustered when he sees her and can't get his words out right. He is running out of time, too, because Natalie is going back to the jungle to observe gorillas. Learning how to really observe something is a great skill to have. Do the activity below to become a super-sharp observer.

  • Junior Assistant? (PDF 3.64 MB)
    In the episode, "Wicked Itch," Manny Spamboni doesn't work well with other people in trying to make a movie. Too bad for Manny, because Lisa's movie script has a really wicked character that Manny is perfect for. In the activity below, you and your child will work together to create your own script for a puppet show, featuring a nasty, wicked character, and a brave, courageous character.

  • Prankster Holiday (PDF 3.43 MB)
    In the episode, "The Unmuffins," Lisa tells a scary story about the horrible Un-Muffins, which make people and things act differently than they normally would. Friendly people become unfriendly. Use the activity below to "un" your own home, your own things, even yourself!

  • Fist Full Of Confetti (PDF 3.25 MB)
    In the episode, "One Smart Cookie," P.J. and Francine are pretending to be characters from a detective novel and are acting out the details, the little things that the characters say and do. You and your child can get a lot of practice focusing on details with the activity below


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