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Summer Learning with SMOKY HILLS PBS

Summer Activity Book

Summer Activity Book

Inspire learning all summer long with this printable book bundled with great kid-friendly activities from Nature Cat, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, Molly of Denali, and other PBS KIDS favorites!

Meet The Helpers

How to be a Helper ...

Kids are never too young to be Helpers.

Children of all ages can contribute in their own ways.

Camp PBS Kids for Parents

We know summer might look a little different this year, but Camp PBS KIDS is here to fill your days with creativity, exploration and fun for the whole family. Explore ideas, tips and activities around different themes with your favorite PBS KIDS characters!

Learning Across Kansas

Is a partnership with the Kansas Department of Education and Kansas Public Broadcasters. Learn from teachers across our state!


Episode 1: Earth

Episode 2: Geometry

Episode 3: Weather

Episode 4: Citizenship: Power of ONE

Episode 5: Kansas & Agriculture

Episode 6: Creativity & Innovation

**Airs every weekday in July at 8am on Smoky Hills PBS!

Learning FUN!

Games and Apps

  • Stream your favorite shows on via the PBS KIDS app on Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV.
  • Fun and educational apps are available for many PBS KIDS programs.
  • Games are also available featuring favorite PBS KIDS characters and programs.
  • Explore offline crafts, games and more using the PBS Parents Activity Finder.
  • Activities and tips to keep your child playing and learning even when school is closed. Sign up for the PBS Kids Newsletter!

Summer Checklist

PBS Kids "My Summer Checklist"

PBS KIDS Reading Chart

PBS KIDS Summer Reading Chart

Summer Reading Chart

Make this the summer of reading FUN! Download the PBS KIDS Summer Reading Chart so your kid can keep track of their reading adventures.

Story Time ...

PBS Kids and Little Free Library team together

Every Monday and Friday at 11 am CT

Each reading is livestreamed simultaneously on PBS KIDS’ Facebook and YouTube channel and remains available for viewing on demand on both platforms immediately following. Companion literacy resources for each “Read-Along” are available on The full schedule is available here.

PBS KIDS and Little Free Library team up to bring you story-times this summer designed to encourage reading and togetherness for kids and parents. Each special guest will read a children’s book and designate a location in the U.S. where a Little Free Library will be installed.

Participants include:

Camila Alves McConaughey, Tim Gunn, Carla Hall, Anthony Ramos, Marley Dias, Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker, with additional special guest readers added throughout the summer.

American History Nights Ken Burns

Thursdays With Ken Burns

American History Night with Ken Burns -- Every Thursday night in July at 8pm on Smoky Hills PBS.

July 2nd - National Parks, Ep. 1

July 9th - National Parks, Ep. 2

July 16th - National Parks, Ep. 3

July 23rd - National Parks, Ep. 4

July 30th - National Parks, Ep. 5

August 6 - National Parks, Ep. 6