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



August — National Wellness Month

Featured Character: Snuffleupagus

Snuffleupagus, Big Bird talking, full body pose, facing forward.Snuffy’s birthday is in August! To celebrate, he’s dedicating his birth month to spreading the word about self-care, managing stress and living a healthy lifestyle.

Having a healthy routine can radiate happiness inside and out. Whether you challenge yourself to eat more leafy greens or to decrease your time on the web, making a small change can go a long way for your mental and physical health.

Children are not the only ones to benefit from healthy routines. Caregivers can make a change, too. Doing self-care activities and routines together helps caregivers develop healthy habits while also teaching children to do the same.

Remember — doing small, daily acts of self-care and modeling a healthy lifestyle can lead to a lifetime of wellness for adults and children alike.

Here are some tips, videos, activities and guides for small steps you can take together:

» Routines
» Eating
» Health
» Exercise
» Parents and caregivers — your wellness matters! Here is some guidance just for you.

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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