WXXI Kids - Specials

WXXI Kids specials that are sure to be a hit for our young viewers. For online fun, visit wxxi.org/kids and WXXI Education. Join us on Facebook at: WXXI Kids 

Coming Up

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:33pm
Does your child love to write and draw? Then they should enter the WXXI PBS Kids Writers Contest where they get to author and illustrate their own book. Open to children in grades K-3 that live in the viewing area.
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:33pm
How would our community be different if 90% of the students graduated? Find out today!
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 12:33pm
PBS & WXXI Are Looking for America’s Most Innovative EducatorApplications accepted December 1, 2015  -February 8, 2016Are you a digital superstar at your school? If you are creatively integrating digital media and technology in your classroom, apply to the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program.
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:00pm
READY JET GO! is a new PBS KIDS earth science and astronomy series for children ages 3-8.
Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 9:30am
SUPER WHY fans -- join us for breakfast with the star of the hit PBS Kids series!


Developing strategies for discussing today's headlines is especially difficult when tragedy strikes.  Learn how to calm kids' fears, stimulate their minds, and encourage them to think about their place in today's world. WXXI has gathered the best in public media resources from PBS Parents, Arthur, Mr. Rogers, Sesame Street and Newshour Extra for the Classroom to assist you.
Wondering what to do with your child today? Whether you’re at home, at school, or out running errands, use the Learning Activity Calendar to find fun, simple ways to make reading a part of your everyday life.


Monday, June 29, 2015 - 12:00pm
Celebrate Summer Learning with WXXI, PBS KIDS, and Central Library! Come play at Exploration Stations in the Children’s Center of the Central Library. Do fun hands-on activities and keep the learning going all summer long! 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 6:00am
WXXI/PBS KIDS offers FREE, fun and educational content, tools and events for families this summer!
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 12:00pm
This week’s Stage Notes is sure to be animated
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 8:00am
PBS KIDS new series NATURE CAT follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. In each episode, once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, “backyard explorer extraordinaire.”
Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
Delight in this family comedy with a nose-clenching twist.
Friday, December 25, 2015 - 6:00am
Everyone's favorite aardvark gives kids a new spin on seasonal traditions in a one-hour special that shows children many ways to celebrate the holidays.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 1:30pm
The Cat, Nick, and Sally journey to Freezeyourknees Snowland to help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 12:30pm
Adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat embark on three holiday adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 8:00am
Enjoy the true spirit of the holiday season with Curious George and The Man with Yellow Hat!
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 7:00am
It’s Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate.
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 8:30am
Join Sid the Science Kid for a special holiday treat at the Little Theatre!
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join the Super Readers as they jump into a book about Hanukkah to learn more about the holiday.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 7:47am
PBS KIDS new series NATURE CAT follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. In each episode, once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, “backyard explorer extraordinaire.”
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:00am
WXXI and Elmo are pleased to be a part of the annual Rochester Children's Book Festival.
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:33pm
What to bring for Thanksgiving? How about the StoryCorps App! Make history with us: Interview an elder or mentor for the Great Thanksgiving Listen.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 7:30pm
Hang onto your hats, Halloween is almost here!
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 10:00am
WXXI Kids is proud to host its own rendition of a drive-in movie featuring special episodes of Thomas & Friends™. 
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 1:30pm
Shiver me timbers. Surprises await Thomas and his friends as they dig up their most daring adventure yet.
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 4:00pm
This October is “Odd-tober” on WXXI-TV, with an all-new Odd Squad one-hour special and the return of Halloween-themed family favorites from various PBS KIDS series.
Monday, September 7, 2015 - 4:00pm
As summer winds down and hurricane season begins, there's a storm brewing in Elwood City, and everyone's affected.

Ongoing Events


Join President and Mrs. Obama for an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.


StoryCorps and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE partner to bring a collection of interviews with Vietnamese Americans and Vietnam Veterans.

Follow four Polynesian high school football players in Utah as they struggle to overcome gang violence, family pressures, and poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. Watch On-Demand

PBS Student Reporting Labs across the country profiled young people breaking down stereotypes. How does it feel to be the only girl in the room, or boy on the team? Watch On-Demand

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