- "Arthur Cleans Up"
Elwood City's park is in sad shape, and the kids find themselves volunteered to clean it up. And even though it's a lot of work, in the end they all decide it feels great to make a difference.
- Berenstain Bears
- "Lend a Helping Hand"
En route to their friend's house, Brother and Sister stop to help the frail and elderly Widder Jones dispose of a fallen tree limb. The cubs soon wish they weren't so generous with their time when Mrs. Jones recruits them for other chores. While spending a Saturday cleaning out her attic, Brother and Sister come to enjoy the company of Widder Jones and find that lending a helping hand is a very rewarding experience.
Do in Class
- Arthur: The Fix-It Crew - Work in groups to clean up the classroom and school.
- Not For Ourselves Alone: Take Action: In Your Town - Think about how you might help those who are less fortunate.
- Postcards from Buster: Lend a Hand - Contribute to your community when you volunteer.
- Reading Rainbow: Max - Write a thank you letter to those who help out in your community.
- Reading Rainbow: Our Big Home - Find out where adults and children can volunteer together in your local community.
- ZOOM: ZOOM into Action! - Discover great ways to volunteer in your community.
- Barney: Clean Up the Park - Volunteer to help Barney clean up the park in this online game.
- Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch
By Barbara Parka and Denise Brunkus
Published May 2002 by Random House Children's Books
Junie is going to help Mrs. Gutzman in the lunchroom. She is thrilled with her gloves and her hairnet but not with some of the smells in the kitchen. Mrs. Gutzman isn't thrilled either. Those smells are lunch.
- Clifford: Clicktale: The Wild Ice Cream Machine
Charley agrees to look after Mr. Miyori's Ice Cream Shop. He learns a great lesson in responsibility when things start to go terribly wrong.
*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.