Earth Day is just days away – April 22, 2013. Do you have anything special planned for your family? I know many schools across the country have special activities planned, as well as plenty of crafts and Earth Day related projects. Even businesses find ways to celebrate the day.
If you are a fan of the show Curious George I thought you might be interested in premiere of one hour special called Curious
George Swings into Spring. The episode airs on Earth Day (4/22/13). Please check your local TV Guide for air time and channel.
You know it must be springtime if a curious monkey named George is dancing on the balcony at sunrise! The Man with the Yellow Hat is sure that George has spring fever, and he takes George to the park to experience all the wonders of spring. George is so excited about spring that he wants Hundley to have spring fever, too, but Hundley and the Doorman are busy trying to win the Mayor’s spring cleaning prize. When a broken water pipe floods the building, Hundley has to stay with George in the country, and George tries to make sure Hundley enjoys spring, too.
Even blooming flowers, baby animals and a canoe ride can’t make Hundley love spring. What’s worse – Hundley gets lost in the country! Searching for his lost friend, George accidentally launches a hot air balloon rally and, piloting a balloon, sails over the countryside. Luckily George manages to grab Hundley from a hilltop along the way. Together they balloon triumphantly to the city. The Man with the Yellow Hat and the Doorman stage a daring rooftop rescue. Not only are George and Hundley saved, but they manage to win the coveted Spring Building Prize! Finally, to George’s delight, Hundley now has spring fever, too!
The hour long special will re-air on Friday, April 26 and throughout the weekend (check local listings).
Here is the special’s trailer for your enjoyment. You can also find the trailer here, http://bit.ly/10ZLg2O.
To help you celebrate Earth Day, Curious George has some special crafts and a recycling challenge for your family. Click on the links below to download/print out the crafts and challenge instructions.
- Materials needed: 1 set of chopsticks & birdseed
- Materials needed: pencil
- Materials needed: crayons
For more information about Curious George on PBS, games and printables visit PBSKids.org/CuriousGeorge. You can also follow (and join in) on conversations about Curious George on Twitter using the hashtag #CuriousGeorgePBS.
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