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Summer Learning Family Fun Days

Streamed daily at 10:30 a.m. on all Mississippi Public Broadcasting and MPB Education social media and digital platforms. Plus, on MPB Classroom TV.

Welcome to MPB's 7th Summer Learning Family Fun Days –

three days of fun learning and family engagement!


The theme this year is PowerUp! Full STEAM Ahead!  The goals of this event are to keep students across the state of Mississippi excited and curious throughout the summer and to help accelerate their growth.

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Thank you for attending Summer Learning Family Fun Days: Power Up! 

Summer Learning Family Fun Days: PowerUp! Full Steam Ahead! 

Ask your parent and sign up. You must be ages 4-12 to join. Kids Club members get all kinds of cool stuff, like membership cards and stickers and even invites to Super-Special-Club-Members-Only events.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Watch Day 1 of Summer Learning Family Fun Days here.

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MPB LIVE: 2021 Summer Learning Family Fun Days, Day 1

Today's focus is on educating and encouraging students to grow their own food to use in healthy recipes at home. Felder Rushing will share some of his easy tips for student gardening. We will take a virtual fieldtrip to a local community garden and share highlights of community gardens across the state. The day will end with a fun art activity where students will make a scarecrow for their garden.


List of materials:

  • Colorful Construction paper
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Crayons, markers, or color pencils
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Decorations (googly eyes, stickers etc.)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Watch Day 2 of Summer Learning Family Fun Days here.

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MPB LIVE: 2021 Summer Learning Family Fun Days, Day 2

Today is reading day. MPB’s very own famous, rapping, and rhyming Ed Said, who promotes healthy lifestyles in children, will read Pete Moss and the Super Strong Spinach. The topic of the book is gardening, continuing the focus on growing and eating healthy foods which fuels the brain and body. We will round the day out with an Ed Said feature of his favorite songs and videos.


List of materials:

  • My Healthy Plate or Construction paper
  • Crayons, markers, or color pencils
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Magazine (optional)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Watch Day 3 of Summer Learning Family Fun Days here.

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MPB LIVE: 2021 Summer Learning Family Fun Days, Day 3

The final day, students will enjoy educational content produced by NASA, the Mississippi Department of Education, and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Our visiting teaching artist, Althea Jerome from Hattiesburg, MS, will lead participants in a fun activity about sound.


List of Materials:

  • Plastic spoon or fork (two)
  • Or Silver spoon or fork (two)
  • Unsharpened pencil
  • Chopsticks
  • Straw
  • Ring of keys
  • Container with beads inside or something else inside that will make sounds when shaken

PBS Kids Resources

As children grow, so does their wonder about the world around them. Cultivate your child’s curiosity by exploring plants, trees, and flowers in your own neighborhood. As the weather gets warmer, take advantage of the fresh air with a walk to search for signs of plant life in nature. Observe how the trees in your neighborhood have changed from winter to spring.  When you get home, talk more about questions that might have popped up, create an indoor garden project together, or go green on your screens with a nature-inspired app.

To watch PBS KIDS shows on things that grow, download the PBS KIDS Video app.

You can always create your own activity plan using the PBS KIDS for Parents Activity Finder and search by age and topic!

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