Fairs & Festivals
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - "Episode #1320"
The neighbors in Make-Believe still have angry feelings about the switched around neighborhood -- even though Lady Elaine puts things back when she heard little Ana crying. The king plans a Festival of Mad Feelings to express some of the anger in a way that doesn't hurt Lady Elaine or anyone else.
- Sagwa -
Sagwa forgets her duties for the Dragon Festival because she is worried about why Dongwa is Baba's favorite. Sagwa finally shares her fears with Baba who helps her finish the writing for the festival.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Film Festival - Make pretend movies for your own film festival.
- Arthur: Summer Carnival - Plan a summertime carnival.
- Maya & Miguel: Mexican Piñata - Identify cultural traditions associated with birthdays, identify locations on a map or globe and make a piñata by following steps in a process.
- Reading Rainbow: Rechenka's Eggs - Read about the Ukrainian Easter Festival and learn about the art of egg-painting.
- ZOOM: CafeZOOM - Mooncakes - Learn how to make Chinese moon cakes for the Harvest Moon Festival or Chinese New Year.
- ZOOM: ZOOMdo - Cascarones - Make cascarones out of confetti filled eggs, during Carnival or anytime.
- Between the Lions: Cornerstones: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat - See what Joseph wears to the fair and a wedding.
- Dragonfly TV: Science Fair Source - Prepare for the next science fair. (Advanced Activity)
- Dragon Tales: Dragon Fair - Practice shapes and numbers at the Dragon Fair.
- Sagwa: Countdown to the New Year - Play fun online games to prepare for the Chinese New Year.
- The Complete Book of Seasons
By Sally Tagholm
Published September 2002 by Larousse Kingfisher Chambers
After the introductory chapter discussing different seasonal changes, each season is examined in turn. Activities, festivities, and natural phenomena are highlighted. A final section is a calendar of seasonal events.
- A Hanukkah Treasury
By Eric Kimmel
Published October 1998 by Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated
Kimmel and illustrator Emily Lisker have created a book sure to please readers of all ages. The volume contains dozens of children's games, songs, recipes, poems, and stories associated with the Festival of Lights. Families will love exploring this book together; teachers will value the information it provides about Hanukkah's history and traditions.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.