Celebrate Earth Day with Curious George – Fun Craft Ideas #CuriousGeorgePBS


Curious George Swings into Spring

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.

“Let’s Build a Bird Feeder” instructions

  • Materials needed: 1 set of chopsticks & birdseed

“Make a Pinwheel” instructions

  • Materials needed: pencil

“Curious George’s Recycling Challenge”

  • 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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*I was not compensated for this post. I am simply sharing the information for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Vickie Couturier says:

    we love curious george,all my grandkids have had the book read to them by me,so they are used to seeing george around

  2. I am a huge George fan. When my kids were younger I loved when they watched it because it game me an excuse to tune in also. Definitely gonna check this one out. Maybe I will have to record it and watch it in privacy!

  3. The grandkids like Curious George. I like PBS too. Thanks for the information to print out some crafts and things for Earth Day for the kids. My grandson loves to do crafts with me when hes here with me. Its important kids learn about Earth day too

  4. Tyrell Tomlinson says:

    Nice , fan also

  5. saminder gumer says:

    love curious george and so do the kids. this would be great to watch. will check it out and see what time and channel it is on. thanks.

  6. I have love Curious George all my life, mainly because my brother always loved him. When I was little (1st & 2nd) grade, I would read these stories to my younger brother. When he was expecting his first child, I bought him a big book to have the stories to share with his sons.