PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ Collection


Based on a comprehensive arts curriculum, the PBS KIDS series, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™, can inspire children to think and express themselves creatively. Integrating the arts into children's everyday and school experiences has been shown to have a positive effect on academic outcomes, as well as in developing children's social and emotional skills. Using video excerpts from the series, the lesson plans and take-home activities in the PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ Collection help teachers, students, and families explore four key areas of arts education: dance, drama, music, and visual arts.

For more about PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™, visit the series website.

  • Making Music Lesson Plan | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

    In this PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ lesson, children learn about different types of musical instruments and the sounds they make. They also explore different music genres and acquire new music vocabulary. After watching a PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ video excerpt about an "invisible" marching band, students use their imagination to create their own Class Marching Band. In class or as an assignment, students end the lesson by making homemade musical instruments. This resource is part of the PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ Collection.

    Find out more about PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ on the series website.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Making Music | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

    Music can be made anywhere and anytime, as Pinkalicious™ reveals in this video excerpt from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™. Pinkalicious wants to create the "best marching band ever," and she doesn't let the lack of actual instruments (except for a real recorder) deter her. She invites her friends to play make-believe instruments, using just their imagination and their voices. Imitating the glockenspiel, trombone, and tuba, Pinkalicious, her little brother, Peterrific™, and friends Jasmine and Rafael form their very own version of a marching band. This resource is part of the PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ Collection

    For use in the classroom, see Making Music Lesson Plan.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dance Creation Lesson Plan | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

    After learning about a range of dance styles, children use a video excerpt from the PBS KIDS series, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™, as inspiration to make up their own dance. After warming up by dancing like robots, which the characters do in the video, children use creative movements to imitate animals, objects, and nature. After practicing their moves, students perform their dance in a class recital. This lesson is part of the PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ Collection.

    Find out more about PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ on the series website.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Dance Creation | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

    Dance can take many forms, as Pinkalicious™ and her brother, Peterrific™, discover in this video excerpt from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™. Delighted with Robotta, the robot that they have made, Pinkalicious and Peterrific decide to imitate her by matching Robotta's movements. As they sing a song they made up called "I Want to Move Like a Robot," Pinkalicious and Peterrific move their bodies like machines and make up a song about their dance. This resource is part of the PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ Collection.

    For use in the classroom, see Dance Creation Lesson Plan.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Pretend Puppy Play Lesson Plan | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

    Children use their imagination and storytelling skills—two essential elements of dramatic play and an important part of children’s development—to role play different animals and then develop a narrative in conjunction with a partner, in this PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ lesson plan. Using paper bag puppets that they have made, students reenact their stories as they share with the class. This lesson is part of the PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ Collection.

    Find out more about PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ on the series website.

    Grades: K-2
  • Pretend Puppy Play | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

    To help Pinky the puppy feel more at home, Pinkalicious™ and her brother, Peterrific™, pretend to be dogs in this video excerpt from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™. As Pinkalicious and Peterrific try to understand what it might be like to be puppies, they enjoy crawling, howling, and "chasing" a cat. Role playing and make-believe are two essential elements of dramatic play, an important part of children's creative development. This resource is part of the PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ Collection

    For use in the classroom, see Pretend Puppy Play Lesson Plan.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Best Pink Present Lesson Plan | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

    In this PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ lesson plan, children explore how to develop flexibility and to exercise their creativity while expressing themselves through art. In addition to experimenting with different painting techniques and materials, they learn that mistakes can be opportunities. After they create a class collage or quilt with their paintings, students help develop a “make things” box to be used for future projects. This resource is part of the PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ Collection.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Best Pink Present | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

    Art can be made in unexpected ways, as Pinkalicious™ learns in this video from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™. It’s her father’s birthday, and Pinkalicious uses paint and paper from her “make things” box to make some very special wrapping paper. When her brother Peter bumps into her and the paint splatters, Pinkalicious thinks her art project is ruined. She soon discovers that creativity and an open mind can turn “mistakes” into something wonderful. This resource is part of the PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™ Collection.

    For use in the classroom, see Best Pink Present Lesson Plan.

    Grades: PreK-1

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