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


November — Diabetes Awareness Month

Featured Character: Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster thinking twice about eating all those cookies

Cookie Monster is thinking twice about eating all those cookies!

In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, Cookie Monster has three birthday wishes:

1. Practice eating a healthy diet

2. Maintain a healthy weight

3. Stay active

Diabetes education and prevention is very important. An estimated 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, which is approximately 8.3% of the population.

Fortunately, diabetes can be managed and, in the case of Type 2 diabetes, prevented, with proper diet and lifestyle modifications.

(P.S. Cookie Monster has vowed to slow down on the cookies!)

Check out these tips, activities and educational resources from Sesame Streets in Communities:

» View a list of healthy on-the-go snacks

» Download a printable meal planner, shopping list and recipes

» Watch videos on how to eat well

» Move your body! Get exercise tips

» Complete this printable Moving Together activity


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:



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50th anniversary for Sesame Street



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