Popular preschool series kicks off with a week of brand-new episodes emphasizing music, dance and visual arts
A new season of Pinkalicious & Peterrific is set to premiere on PBS KIDS beginning March 30 with a week of brand-new episodes. The preschool series is based on the HarperCollins book, “Pinkalicious,” written and illustrated by Victoria Kann and co-written by Elizabeth Kann.
The series follows the adventures of Pinkalicious and her brother, Peter, as they explore the town of Pinkville with their friends. Together, they find creative opportunities and imaginative solutions to problems, encouraging young viewers to do the same.
Season 2 episodes dive deeper into arts education plotlines, covering areas such as music, dance and visual arts.
Premiering March 30
“A Birthday Party for Kendra”
Pinkalicious is shocked to hear that Kendra has never celebrated a birthday before, so she decides to throw her a surprise party with the help of their friends! But a pinka-perfect party isn’t what Kendra had in mind.
Curriculum: (Visual Arts) Different people react differently to colors and visual styles.
“Norman Plans a Playdate”
Norman the Gnome is excited - his friend Edna is coming over to play! Pinkalicious and Peter put their gnome-thinking caps on to help Norman plan the perfect playdate.
Curriculum: (Theatre / Visual Arts) Use role play to experiment with interacting with different types of people (and to help understand different types of personalities).
Interstitial: Kids meet comic book creator LJ Baptiste and learn how choosing different color palettes can convey a variety of feelings.
Premiering March 31
While at the beach, Pinkalicious and Peter meet Aqua, a merminnie! The three become friends and play together until it’s time for Aqua to go home. But Aqua’s home isn’t quite what Pinkalicious is expecting – it’s even more pinkamazing!
Curriculum: (Visual Arts) A color can come in many different shades (focus on blue).
“Sing in the Spring”
Spring has come to Pinkville, but none of the flowers have bloomed. Turns out all the springtime fairies have the flu. But with a little fairy dust and a lot of singing, Pinkalicious and Peter make the flowers bloom and help bring in the spring.
Curriculum: (Music) Sing songs that use gestures to illustrate or substitute for words.
Interstitial: Kids observe the same lake from different angles and paint their perspectives with watercolors.
Premiering April 1
Peter is missing one of his favorite lucky socks. To help her brother out, Pinkalicious creates a sock puppet with the sock Peter has. Pinkalicious and Peter then work with the puppet, Mr. Socko, to retrace Peter's steps to find its other pair.
Curriculum: (Visual Arts) An introduction to creating a puppet through found objects and learning to manipulate (or operate) it to create its character and show emotion.
“A Pinkapurrfect Pet”
The Pinkertons discover a cat on their front doorstep. Pinkalicious and Peter realize that while taking care of a cat is tough, things can get even hairier when they wake up to find three new kittens.
Curriculum: (STEAM) Explore the design thinking aspect of STEAM.
Interstitial: Kids build puppets with Sarah Nolen and learn how to bring character and movement to puppet performances.
Premiering April 2
Flora’s goat Greta has escaped her farm, and Pinkalicious and Peter help track it down. After running all over Pinkville, they find the goat on top of Town Hall. How in the world are they going to get Greta down?
Curriculum: (Music) Introducing the singing form of yodeling, with a focus on using both high and low pitches.
The Pinksters have a new mascot – the pinkatoo. Pinkalicious and friends make a mascot costume, but who will wear it and help cheer the soccer team on?
Curriculum: (Theatre) To create a character and embody that character when putting on a costume.
Interstitial: Kids learn how to create a variety of different sounds using just their mouths with the help of beatboxer, Nate Ball.
Premiering April 3
“The Sparkle Kart”
Pinkalicious and Peter spot Kendra in a flashy store-bought go kart. With some help from Mommy, they make a homemade kart, the Sparkle Speedster, but is it fast enough to beat Kendra?
Curriculum: (Visual Arts) Construct Assemblages; (STEAM) Engineering – creating something out of existing materials.
“The Pinkville Merry-Go-Round”
The new Pinkville merry-go-round has…one bench? That’s no fun to ride. Pinkalicious and friends search all over Pinkville to find ways to make the merry-go-round more pinkamazing.
Curriculum: (Visual Arts) Model flexible thinking as part of creative problem solving.
Interstitial: With help from Jay (AKA “The Pastry Queen”), kids accessorize their bikes with robot-inspired decorations to ride in a parade.
Source: PBS Kids