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WPSU PBS Kids Adventure Pack

Calling All PBS Kids!

When your family makes a gift of $6 per month, we’ll send to you, as our thanks, a backpack full of materials that your family can use with WPSU’s virtual summer camp!

Your gift will help to make educational children’s programming possible for all of our friends across the WPSU viewing area.

Backpack Package

This pledge premium is a backpack with 8 weeks of themed activities and some basic summer supplies like pencils, kids’ scissors, glue sticks, construction paper, and journals. Each week’s WPSU Virtual Summer Camp with Kate will feature a lesson on that week’s theme, an activity related to that theme, and links to PBS KIDS games, pages, and videos. Weekly themed activities will include making a bird feeder, building an “ant hill,” and germinating beans to watch them grow. Some of the other things that will be in the backpack include, paints, cotton balls, pipecleaners, twine, modeling clay, and a plastic petri dish.

Sponsor a Backpack

With school out until fall, keeping up through summer learning is more important than ever. You can choose to increase your gift to receive two backpacks. We will send you both backpacks and you can choose where it goes, whether it is directly to someone you know or donated to a food bank, a library, a church, free school lunch program, or other entity.

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WPSU Virtual Summer Camp with Kate

Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

July 2 – Oviparous Animals
July 9 – Summer
July 16 – Wetlands
July 23 – Plants: Seed to Table on the Farm
July 30 – Weather
August 6 – Backyard Exploration
August 13 – Earth/Recycling
August 20 – Insects

PBS Kids Halloween

Celebrate Halloween all this month with new shows and activities from PBS Kids!

New Halloween Specials

Encore Halloween Specials

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and his friends. Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted…but by what?

Thursday, October 25 and Tuesday, October 30


Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

Get ready for a spook-tacular good time with Curious George – in his first-ever Halloween movie. This fun-filled adventure is a bewitching treat for the whole family!

Friday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 30


The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!

The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a Halloween ride filled with howlers and shockers and scary fandangles, big laughs and music and fun from all angles! Their fright-filled adventure takes them deep into the Oooky-ma-kooky Closet where Nick and Sally discover the very best Halloween costumes ever.

Friday, October 19 and Monday, October 29

Look for Halloween-themed original episodes the second half of October from Ready Jet Go!, Pinkalicious, and more.

Kids Activities

Make a Spider

Create your own creepy, yet cute handprint spider to hang in your window. Directions, plus simple homemade costumes, PBS KIDS character pumpkin carving templates, and not-so- cary stories are available online* at pbs.org/parents/halloween.

Don’t have internet access? Contact WPSU at 814-863-5481 to have these materials mailed to you.


WPSU offers WPSU KIDS, a 24-hour TV cable channel and a livestream. With high-quality, proven content now available 24/7 we’re making it easier than ever before for families to watch and explore together in a fun way that sparks curiosity and inspires learning.

Ways you can watch PBS KIDS 24/7

  • WPSU live stream
  • Over-the-air on WPSU-TV
  • Cable TV (check with your provider)
  • Roku and Apple TV
  • WPSU.org
  • Tablets and mobile devices
  • WPSU app
  • PBS KIDS app

WPSU delivers on our mission in an even more impactful way–providing families in 24 counties with 24/7 access to enriching, quality TV content, and more opportunities for families to watch and play together – anytime and anywhere.