Celebrate 50 Years of Sesame Street with KERA


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



September — Food Safety Education Month

Featured Character: Zoe

ZoeIn honor of Zoe’s birthday month of September, her one and only wish is to focus on clean and healthy eating during Food Safety Education Month!

This month teaches us how to become food safety superheroes. This provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the steps you should take to prevent foodborne illness and stay as healthy as possible.

Be sure to check out the following activity, videos and planner/guide to learn the importance of you and your child’s health.

These tools provide small steps you can take together:

» Activity: Helping Families Get Healthy Food

» Video: Exploring Healthy Snacks

» Printable: Recipes, Shopping List, and Meal Planner (PDF)

» Video: Fun Songs To Sing While Washing Your Hands


Access past resources



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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