Social & Emotional Growth Activities From Sesame Street

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For more than 50 years, Sesame Street‘s timeless message has been that everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, is equally deserving of respect, opportunity, laughter and joy.

The videos, activities, printables, tips, recipes and other resources below teach children how to live their best lives, and they guide parents and caregivers in supporting a child’s social and emotional growth.

A classic!

Watch a compilation of favorite episode clips from across the decades:

You’ll meet some of your favorite Sesame Street characters, like Big Bird, Elmo amd Abby Cadabby, along the way, too.


» The collection of fun activities and helpful tips


» Watch a video about KERA’s Sesame Street legacy

» Take our Sesame Street quiz

» See a timeline of Sesame Street history

» View photos from the Sesame Street Road Trip event in Dallas

Activities, Videos & Tips

These 12 collections open up conversations between adults and children on important themes using videos, online storybooks, printable activities, how-to guides and more from the Sesame Street in Communities initiative.

KERA’s Sesame Street Legacy

Ralph B. Rogers, chairman emeritus of KERA, envisioned a visual guide for childcare providers to help kids prepare for school. In 1990, the Sesame Street Preschool Educational Programming collaboration was born:

Take Our Sesame Street Quiz!

What’s the name of Elmo’s pet fish? See how many questions you can answer about the show’s beloved characters:

PHOTOS: Sesame Street Road Trip in Dallas

KERA celebrated Sesame Street‘s 50th anniversary in 2019. One of the ways we celebrated was by attending the Sesame Street Road Trip event. We had great fun with North Texas families at the interactive festival and stage show, which took place July 6, 2019, in downtown Dallas:

50th anniversary for Sesame Street

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