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This is an unprecedented time of challenges and opportunities for you and your students…and PBS Kids and the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention want to help!


This PBS Backpack program provides a broad range of activities to layer onto what you are already teaching in school. PBS Backpacks include activities and projects inspired by some of your students' favorite PBS shows and are aligned with national and state standards. The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention has also provided STEAM experiment and activity videos that you can use in class or share with students for at-home learning.


Theme Days

You may wish to use these Backpacks to create themed days in class. For example, using the Social & Emotional learning Backpack - perhaps Monday becomes empathy day, or Friday becomes friendship or teambuilding day - with a new social and emotional activity presented each week. The possibilities are unlimited!


PBS Backpacks just released include Science and Social & Emotional Learning. Additional PBS Backpacks will be offered in the coming weeks, in added subjects, including Math, Social Studies, Art, and more. 


Download your PBS Backpacks Today!

Click to download and save a digital PBS Backpack to your phone, tablet, or computer. New Backpacks will be released over the coming months. What’s great about the PBS Backpacks is that you can refer to them time and time again to extend students' excitement and engagement.

PBS Backpacks vary, but most include:


Printable hands-on activities


State standards guide for families


Family reading list


PBS KIDS programming learning goals and reflection guide


STEAM-focused videos from The Cade featuring activities and experiments


Tips for balancing screen time


Optional PBS KIDS apps and associated learning goals

We will continue to release added digital backpacks over the coming weeks.

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