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Cook Up Some Fun with Donkey Hodie!

This year during the winter holidays, we’re hoping to spend more time with friends and family (which means more time in the kitchen!). Cooking with your kids is a great way to bring family closer together and learn all kinds of lessons about science, math and creativity. Just like Donkey Hodie, your children can learn to love trying new things and taking risks.

Join Donkey Hodie and her pals as they teach children how to be resilient and build confidence. New episodes are available to stream online.
A photo of a man and a young boy looking expectantly into an oven through its closed glass door. The photo is overlaid with text reading Learning Snacks: Cooking up some fun... and learning how to wait.

FOR KIDS: PLAY SOME GAMES WHILE YOU WAIT!
Why not play some games while waiting for your food to cook? Try Donkey Hodie’s coloring pages, maze games and matching activities here to pass the time! Online games include Purple Panda’s Space Bop, Art Pals or Donkey’s FroYo Stand. It will be time to eat before you know it!

FOR PARENTS: FUN RECIPES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
The recipe for Donkey Hodie’s Flying Flapjacks teaches your child measurement and fine motor skills as they mix and pour batter. We know the first pancake never comes out quite right, but that’s okay! Donkey Hodie knows making mistakes is all part of the fun and helps us grow!

PBS KIDS recipes are healthy and delicious — from cheesy bacon brussels sprouts to a warming vegetable soup.

FOR EDUCATORS: HELPING KIDS COPE WITH WAITING & DISRUPTION
As students excitedly wait for the holidays, their routines are often disrupted and changed. Waiting is not easy (even for teachers). Playing this waiting game with your students can help start this conversation.

Discussing the feeling of waiting with students is important. Sometimes it’s a short amount of time — like waiting for something to cook. Sometimes it lasts much longer — like waiting to exchange holiday gifts! Donkey Hodie can help your students navigate these feelings and express others during lessons about out-of-order routines and changing plans.


IT'S A SEASON OF CELEBRATION WITH PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS is kicking off the winter holiday season with a festive lineup of special holiday programs from Molly of Denali, Arthur, Elinor Wonders Why, Donkey Hodie and Wild Kratts! Tune in from November 26 through December 25 to celebrate the season! Here’s the complete schedule.