Monday, April 22nd is Earth Day and to celebrate PBS KIDS will be airing the premiere of Curious George Swings into Spring! The 1 hour special is all about spring and perfect for Earth Day! As a new PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent) Blogger, (I’m super excited about this, by the way!!), we got a chance to screen the movie early. The boys are big Curious George fans, so they really enjoyed the show! Here are some details about it:
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!
Doesn’t it look fun?! Make sure to check your local PBS station for show time in your area! Then, once you’ve watched the show, how about doing some fun projects?! PBS KIDS has some fun activities you could do! My boys would especially love making the DIY bird feeders from materials around the house! It’s a great Earth Day activity!
What Earth Day activities do you have planned?