Celebrate 50 Years of Sesame Street with KERA

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Fifty years ago, the world met a colorful community of monsters, birds, grouches and humans. Half a century later, it’s still a place where everyone counts!

Through the years, Sesame Street continues to remind us of the importance of their timeless message that everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, is equally deserving of respect, opportunity, laughter and joy.

We at KERA would like you to join us for our yearlong celebration of Sesame Street featuring some of your favorite characters — from Big Bird to Elmo to Abby Cadabby — with tips and resources to help you live your best.


» Browse this month’s activities and printables

» Browse previous months’ activities and printables

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

» Watch a video about KERA’s Sesame Street legacy

» Take our Sesame Street quiz

» See a timeline of Sesame Street history


December — A Month of Giving

Featured Character: Rosita

In spirit of the holiday season, Rosita would like to spend her birthday month focusing on the value of giving.

The holidays are not the only season of giving, but it’s a special time to remember those who are less fortunate. It’s a big world, and we all have to do our part to make it a better place for everyone.

Parents, children need your help to develop healthy relationship-building skills and learn the importance of giving back to others.

These videos, activities and articles from Sesame Street in Communities can help:

» Browse the entire Caring & Sharing topic page

» This video explains the concept of empathy to children

» This video and activity help kids learn even more about empathy


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PHOTOS: Sesame Street Road Trip in Dallas

KERA had great fun with North Texas families at Sesame Street’s interactive festival and stage show, which took place July 6, 2019, in downtown Dallas:


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:



Explore these hashtags: #Sesame50 | #KERAKids

50th anniversary for Sesame Street



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