STORIES

No Such Thing as a Mistake | Wander & Wonder
October 13, 2021 | 7 min

Make art with your children while exploring how making mistakes can help us learn something new!

Family Halloween Costumes
October 14, 2021

Halloween is the perfect time to show off your love of your favorite PBS or PBS KIDS show! If you’re looking for costume inspiration, check out our ideas from shows old and new and for fans of all ages. Bonus: We’d love to see your costumes, PBS inspired or not - add them to our gallery !

Northern Lights | Wander & Wonder
September 20, 2021 | 6 min

Explore the beauty of the Northern Lights and create Northern Lights window art!

Watch New PBS KIDS Programming This Fall
September 1, 2021

Are you an Iowa PBS KID? Don’t miss out on fun new adventures this fall with some of your favorite PBS KIDS programming - a new grade for Arthur, an introduction to Alma and her neighborhood in the Bronx and traveling the globe with new episodes of Let’s Go Luna!

Become Your Hero | Wander & Wonder
July 21, 2021 | 10 min

Abby & Vaden visit the Des Moines Playhouse and create homemade costumes to dress up as their heroes!

Plants & Water | Wander & Wonder
June 23, 2021 | 6 min

Abby and Alana visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to discover that plants have lots of ways to collect, direct and absorb water!

Flower Parts | Wander & Wonder
June 8, 2021 | 7 min

Abby and Braelyn visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to discover the parts of a flower and the important role flowers play in pollination!

Parent and son chalk drawing
June 4, 2021

The subject of art is vast, providing many ways for a child (or an adult, for that matter) to express themselves. Kids are creative by nature, and can take ideas and run with them. But sometimes the challenge is to simply come up with something new and different. Here are a few suggestions to spark imagination and help kids find their creative voices.

Experimenting with Water
May 28, 2021

Playing in the water is a standard summer pastime, but it can also be an opportunity to conduct fun experiments and enjoy Iowa's outdoors! Learn, play and explore with us and water all summer long!

Connecting with Friends and Neighbors
May 28, 2021

Whether in person or from a distance, connecting with others is vital for little ones. What can they do to be good friends and citizens? Learn, play and explore with us and others all summer long!