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PBS Kids Halloween Programming

This October, WGBY & PBS KIDS invites families to celebrate Halloween all month long, with spooky new episodes of their favorite shows, new games, and a wide array of activities.

This October, WGBY & PBS KIDS invites families to celebrate Halloween all month long, with spooky new episodes of their favorite shows, new games, and a wide array of activities.

On October 22, PBS KIDS will premiere the all-new, one-hour movie, Wild Kratts: Creepy Creatures on WGBY, the WGBY Kids 24/7 channel and WGBY Kids live stream. It will also be available for free on pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video App. In this special movie event, the Kratt Brothers decide to celebrate Halloween by searching for "creepy cool" creatures, but will Zach and the other villains get in their way and ruin Halloween? Additionally, PBS KIDS will premiere new Halloween-themed episodes from Ready Jet Go! and Pinkalicious & Peterrific®. Families will be treated to special Halloween-filled Family Night programming and specials the last two weekends of the month on the WGBY KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream.

The spooky fun continues on digital platforms, where PBS KIDS will offer a variety of Halloween-themed games on the free PBS KIDS Games App and pbskids.org, including a new game from Wild Kratts. Returning favorites include Arthur’s Tricks and Treats, Curious George Pumpkin Boo, Daniel Tiger Dress Up, The Cat in the Hat Corn Maze Craze and Peg + Cat Parade. A new Spooky Street and Halloween design contest will launch on PBS KIDS’ popular virtual world, Kart Kingdom, and the Nature Cat Art Box and Cyberchase Watts of Trouble games will have Halloween themed updates. Hands-on activities, including pumpkin-carving templates with favorite PBS KIDS characters and spooktacular treat recipes, are available on PBS KIDS for Parents.

PBS LearningMedia will offer PreK-12 teachers an easy way to integrate Halloween themes into their instruction with a range of curriculum-aligned videos, lesson plans, and games. Teachers can use these resources to kick-start classroom discussions and enhance homework assignments. These free resources cover a range of subjects and are available to teachers nationwide on pbslearningmedia.org. Featured resources include Shadows Can Be Scary Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, All About the Holidays: Halloween, Frankenstein, M.D. and The Zombie Autopsies. Find these resources and more in the Halloween collection.

New Halloween Favorites

Ready Jet Go!: "That's One Gigantic Pumpkin, Jet Propulsion!"
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

Premieres October 15, 7am & 5:30pm
Streaming on WGBY Kids 24/7 on October 15
Encore presentations throughout the month

The kids are attempting to grow prize-winning pumpkins in the back yard. Jet gets carried away and uses his Bortronian Grow-Lamp to grow a huge pumpkin. Now they just have to get his enormous pumpkin downtown to win the contest!
 

Wild Kratts: Creepy Creatures
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

Premieres October 22, 6am, 8am, & 3:30pm
Streaming on WGBY Kids 24/7 on October 22
Encore presentations throughout the month

The Wild Kratts aren't too sure what to do for Halloween. Should they go trick or treating or just have a Halloween party? The Kratt bros decide that the best thing to do is to discover some new "creepy cool" creatures. Heading off to find these new animal friends, Martin and Chris don't realize that Zach and the other villains have come up with a plan to ruin Halloween. Can the Wild Kratts defeat the villains and still celebrate Halloween?
 

Pinkalicious & Peterrific®
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

Premieres October 22, 9am, 2:30pm, 50pm
Streaming on WGBY Kids 24/7 on October 22
Encore presentations throughout the month

  • “Pink or Treat” – A huge storm has knocked out Pinkville’s power lines just days before Halloween! It looks like the holiday will be canceled -- that is unless Pink-a-girl and Pirate Peter can find a way to save the day!
  • “Berry Scary” – Pinkalicious, Peter, Rafael, and Frida are off to collect berries for their homemade smoothies. But when they arrive at the community garden, they find birds have eaten almost all the berries! To keep the birds away, the kids build a scarecrow – but will it be scary enough?

Returning Halloween Favorites

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

Airs October 19, 8:30am & 2pm
Encore presentations throughout the month

Halloween's almost here! Hang onto your hats! It's George's first Halloween in the country, and Bill tells him and Allie about the Legend of No Noggin -- a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow who haunts the countryside on Halloween. But is the legend really real? George and Allie are determined to find out by taking a picture of No Noggin in hat-kicking action. But first George needs to figure out what he's going to be for Halloween so he can win the costume contest at the town Boo Festival. Will George's quest for the perfect costume interfere with his quest for the truth?
 

Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween!
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween!

Airs October 19, 7:30am
Streaming on WGBY Kids 24/7 on October 12
Encore presentations throughout the month

The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a wild Halloween ride in this all-new movie.  Their fright-filled adventure takes them deep into the Oooky-ma-kooky Closet, where Nick and Sally discover the very best Halloween costumes ever.

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

Airs October 20, 7am
Streaming on WGBY Kids 24/7 on October 26

Encore presentations throughout the month
This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and his friends. While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn’s amazing haunted house (that’s scarier than math class!). Muffy and Bailey decide to cut through a dark, rainy cemetery. And as for Arthur, Buster and Ladonna? Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted…but by what?

 

Get Spooked on PBS Kids Family Night

Super Spooky Halloween Marathon 

Pop some popcorn and settle in for a super spooky evening on PBS Kids! On October 19, 20, and 21 starting at 6pm, WGBY Kids will air a marathon movie night featuring Halloween-themed episodes of your favorite PBS Kids shows. Watch on-air or streaming on the WGBY Kids 24/7 channel.

Dinosaur Train: "Haunted Roadhouse/Big Pong Pumpkin Patch"

October 19, 20, & 21 at 6pm
Encore presentations throughout the month

Haunted Roundhouse: Dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decorated their Roundhouse into a "haunted house" for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature - a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep. Big Pond Pumpkin Patch: The Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate "Gourd Day" - a kind of Mesozoic Halloween.
 

Splash and Bubbles: “Yuck or Treat/The Thing From Above the Reef”

October 19, 20, & 21 at 6:30pm
Encore presentations throughout the month

In “Yuck or Treat,” after visiting a spooky cave, Splash and his friends visit the spookiest place they know, the cave of the old hagfish, who lives deep in the abyss. Then, in “The Thing From Above the Reef,” Dunk gets spooked by a creature in his home and thinks it’s a monster, only to discover a Baby Sea Urchin who is hiding from a giant “Thing” that circles in the waters above the reef – Mayor Sting!

 

Nature Cat: "Runaway Pumpkin/Lady Bug Tough"

October 19, 20, & 21 at 7pm
Encore presentations throughout the month

Daisy grows a big pumpkin and wants to bring it to a Halloween party but moving it is problematic. Tiny aphids are destroying Daisy's rose garden.

 

Odd Squad: “Haunt Squad/Safe House in the Woods”

October 19, 20, 21 at 7:30pm
Encore presentations throughout the month

In “Haunt Squad,” Odd Squad is haunted by a ghost. In “Safe House in the Woods,” Owen and new recruit Ozlyn wait out a storm while transporting a dangerous creature.
 

Ready Jet Go!: "That's One Gigantic Pumpkin, Jet Propulsion!"
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

October 19, 20, 21 at 8pm
Encore presentations throughout the month

The kids are attempting to grow prize-winning pumpkins in the back yard. Jet gets carried away and uses his Bortronian Grow-Lamp to grow a huge pumpkin. Now they just have to get his enormous pumpkin downtown to win the contest!
 

Wild Kratts: "A Bat in the Brownies"
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

October 19, 20, 21 at 8:30pm
Encore presentations throughout the month

When a bat gets trapped in the Tortuga HQ, the Wild Kratts team has to overcome its various negative feelings about the winged mammals in order to help him back out into the wild.
 

Wordgirl: "Tobey's Tricks and Treats/Escape Wham"
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

October 19, 20, 21 at 8:30pm
Encore presentations throughout the month

Tobey's Tricks and Treats: After losing the costume contest at school, Tobey sets his Robots on a candy-stealing spree and vows to ruin Halloween. Becky and Violet (in her WordGirl costume) plot to save the holiday...and the city. Escape Wham: When both Chuck and the Whammer attempt to steal famous, priceless Henry VIII artifacts, WordGirl assumes they're partners in crime. But instead of working together the two villains end up battling each other. Wham!

Cyberchase: The Halloween Howl

October 19, 20, & 21 at 9:30pm
Encore presentations throughout the month
The CyberSquad must "divide and conquer" in order to rescue the Mayor from Hacker's clutches and save Castleblanca's big Halloween Howl party, which all the little monsters are looking forward to.
 

Halloween Double Feature

Get into the spooky spirti with back-to-back Halloween-themed episodes of Arthur and Wild Kratts on October 26, 27, and 28 starting at 7pm o WGBY Kids and streaming on the WGBY Kids 24/7 channel.

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

October 26, 27, & 28, 7pm
Encore presentations throughout the month
This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and his friends. While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn’s amazing haunted house (that’s scarier than math class!). Muffy and Bailey decide to cut through a dark, rainy cemetery. And as for Arthur, Buster and Ladonna? Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted…but by what?
 

Wild Kratts: Creepy Creatures
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

October 26, 27, & 28, 8pm
Encore presentations throughout the month

The Wild Kratts aren't too sure what to do for Halloween. Should they go trick or treating or just have a Halloween party? The Kratt bros decide that the best thing to do is to discover some new "creepy cool" creatures. Heading off to find these new animal friends, Martin and Chris don't realize that Zach and the other villains have come up with a plan to ruin Halloween. Can the Wild Kratts defeat the villains and still celebrate Halloween?