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Pinkalicious & Peterrific Mini-Marathon Friday Night at 6:00PM on WILL-TV


In the second of our Friday Family Movie Night series, WILL-TV brings you a mini-marathon starring Pinkalicious and Peterrific Friday, April 3 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm on our 24/7 KIDS Channel. Here are episode descriptions and tips for talking about each episode with your child.

6:00PM A Birthday Party for Kendra/Norman Plans a Playdate

In “A Birthday Party for Kendra,” Pinkalicious is shocked to hear Kendra has never celebrated a birthday before so she decides to throw her a surprise party with the help of their friends! But a party isn't what Kendra had in mind. Parents: Curriculum: (Visual Arts) Different people react differently to colors and visual styles. In "Norman Plans a Playdate," Norman the Gnome is really excited - his friend Edna is coming over to play! Pinkalicious and Peter put their gnome-thinking caps on to help Norman plan the perfect playdate. Parents: Curriculum: (Theatre / Visual Arts) - Use role play to experiment with interacting with different types of people (and to help understand different types of personalities). Interstitial: Kids meet comic book creator LJ Baptiste and learn how choosing different color palettes can convey a variety of feelings.

6:30PM Aqualicious/Sing in the Spring

In “Aqualicious,” while at the beach, Pinkalicious and Peter meet Aqua, a merminnie! The three become friends and play together until it's time for Aqua to go home. But Aqua's home isn't quite what Pinkalicious is expecting - it's even more pinkamazing! Parents: Curriculum: (Visual Arts) A color can come in many different shades (focus on blue).  In "Sing in the Spring," Spring has come to Pinkville, but none of the flowers have bloomed. Turns out all the springtime fairies have the flu. But with a little fairy dust and a lot of singing, Pinkalicious and Peter make the flowers bloom and help bring in the spring. Parents: Curriculum: (Music) Sing songs that use gestures to illustrate or substitute for words. Interstitial: Kids observe the same lake from different angles and paint their perspectives with watercolors.

7:00PM Mr. Socko/A Pinkapurrfect Pet

In “Socko,” Peter is missing one of his favorite lucky socks! To help her brother out, Pinkalicious creates a sock puppet with the sock Peter has. Pinkalicious and Peter then work with the puppet, Mr. Socko, to retrace Peter's steps to find its other pair. Parents: Curriculum: (Visual Arts) An introduction to creating a puppet through found objects and learning to manipulate (or operate) it to create its character and show emotion. In "A Pinkapurrfect Pet," The Pinkertons discover a cat on their front doorstep! Pinkalicious and Peter realize that while taking care of a cat is tough, things can get even hairier when they wake up to find three new kittens. Parents: Curriculum: (STEAM) Explore the design thinking aspect of STEAM. Interstitial: (Reuse from Season 1) Kids build puppets with Sarah Nolen and learn how to bring character and movement to puppet performances.

7:30PM Yodelahee Goat/Pink Mascot

In "Yodelahee Goat," Flora's goat Greta has escaped her farm, and Pinkalicious and Peter help track it down. After running all over Pinkville they find the goat on top of Town Hall! How in the world are they going to get Greta down? Parents: Curriculum: (Music) Introducing the singing form of yodeling, with a focus on using both high and low pitches. In "Pink Mascot," the Pinksters have a new mascot - the pinkatoo. Pinkalicious and friends make a mascot costume, but who will wear it and help cheer the soccer team on? Parents: Curriculum: (Theatre) To create a character and embody that character when putting on a costume. Interstitial: Kids learn how to create a variety of different sounds using just their mouths with the help of beatboxer Nate Paul.

8:00PM The Sparkle Kart/The Pinkville Merry-Go-Round

In “The Sparkle Kart,” Pinkalicious and Peter spot Kendra in a flashy store-bought go kart! With some help from Mommy, they make a homemade kart, the Sparkle Speedster, but is it fast enough to beat Kendra? Parents: Curriculum: (Visual Arts) Construct Assemblages; (STEAM) Engingeering - creating something out of existing materials. In "The Pinkville Merry-Go-Round," the new Pinkville merry-go-round has... one bench? That's no fun to ride. Pinkalicious and friends search all over Pinkville to find ways to make the merry-go-round more pinkamazing. Parents: Curriculum: (Visual Arts) Model flexible thinking as part of creative problem solving. Interstitial: With help from Jay (AKA "The Pastry Queen"), kids accessorize their bikes with robot-inspired decorations to ride in a parade.

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