Peg + Cat

The Peg + Cat on-air series and online resources provide many opportunities for educators to introduce or reinforce early math concepts.

In each 11-minute on-air episode of this animated, math-based series for 3-8 year olds, Peg and Cat find themselves thrust into the middle of a wacky word problem. This problem isn’t just an academic exercise for them—it’s a messy, funny, real-life crisis they have to solve to get out of trouble.

Peg and Cat grapple with all kinds of loopy obstacles under intense time pressure. They write out diagrams and charts on the graph paper that comprises their background. They interact with one another in their own quirky, comical way. And somehow, they always find a way to solve the math problem and save the day.

The resources in this collection help you explore the concepts introduced in Peg + Cat with activity ideas, video clips, and online games. Use these resources to help your students explore real-life situations involving math that they’ll be thrilled and entertained by.

  • Adventures - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this game with children to count, measure, and look for 3-D shapes in a series of adventures on a farm, the Purple Planet, Pirate Island, and in the Magic Forest. Peg’s “Totally Rockin’ Adventures” brings together the collection's many elements into simple, game-like pathways that reinforce interrelated stories and math content. The interface is designed with little kids in mind, allowing them to move from video, to game, to video, to activity, and collect rocks along the way!

    Utiliza este juego con niños para cuenta, mide y busca patrones y formas tridimensionales a través de una serie de aventuras en una granja, en el espacio, en una isla pirata y en el pasado. Las ‘totalmente emocionantes aventuras’ de Peg reúnen a los múltiples elementos de una colección y hacen de ellos unas sencillas rutas al estilo de juegos que refuerzan historias interrelacionadas y contenido matemático. Conforme los niños avanzan por las rutas, ellos pueden ver videos, jugar, hacer actividades prácticas y recoger piedras en el camino.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Beanie Doll | Peg + Cat

    For those not-so-savvy sewers out there, in order to make this Cat Beanie, you’ll need to sew, or at least be willing to try. But before you start “totally freaking out,” take a deep breath and count backwards from 5. Cat is just a squishy blob. Whatever you make will be great!

    Grades: PreK-K, 13+
  • Big Gig - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    This app cannot be used in a desktop browser. 

    Use this app with children to count and match numbers on a number line, and make musical patterns. Make music with Peg, Cat, and their friends. Select your band mates, favorite music tracks from the show, and instruments. Learn about numbers, and patterns. The Big Gig app includes two games where kids can practice number recognition and musical patterns and just enjoy making their own musical creations.

    Utiliza este juego con niños para contar y formar parejas de números en una recta numérica y crear patrones musicales. Ellos pueden hacer música con Peg, Cat y sus amigos. Seleccionen a sus compañeros de banda, sus pistas musicales favoritas del espectáculo y los instrumentos. Aprendan cosas sobre números y patrones. La app The Big Gig incluye dos juegos con los que los niños pueden practicar el reconocimiento de los números y los patrones musicales y también disfrutar de hacer sus propias creaciones musicales.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Bubble Bath - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this game with children to estimate and compare quantities, and understand how many more is needed to get a total. Help Peg and Cat fill the bath with water for a bubble party! Choose a container and estimate how many pours it will take to fill the tub.

    Utiliza este juego con niños para calcular y comparar cantidades y comprender qué tanto más se necesita para obtener un total. Ayudarán a Peg y a Cat a llenar la bañera con agua para tener una fiesta de burbujas. Elegirán un recipiente y estimarán cuántas vertidas de agua se necesitarán para llenar la bañera.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Chicken Coop - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this game resource with children to count to 100 by 10's. Help return 100 chickens to their home sweet home! Can you find a place for each chicken? All 100 of them?!

    Utiliza este juego con niños para contar de 10 en 10 hasta 100. ¡Ayuda a 100 pollos a que regresen a su hogar, dulce hogar! ¿Puedes encontrar un lugar para cada pollo? ¿100 de ellos?

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Chickens in Space | Peg + Cat

    In this activity, children will practice estimating size and quantity to send 100 chickens into space.

    Grades: PreK-K, 13+
  • Cut it in Half - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this video with children to cut pizzas and other objects in half. Peg and Cat sing and cut pizzas in half at the pizza place. They discover that they can cut lots of other things in half, too!

    Utiliza este video con niños para cortar pizza y otros objetos a la mitad. Peg y Cat cantan y cortan pizzas por la mitad en la pizzería. Ellos también descubren que pueden cortar por la mitad un montón de otras cosas.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Flipbooks - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    This activity will help children count by ones up to 24, and sequence numbers from 1 to 24. They can make Peg and Cat dance using just the pictures in these little books. They can just print out the pictures, put them in the right order, and flip through them really fast to make the action happen!

    Esta actividad ayudará a niños a contar de uno en uno hasta el 24 y seguir la secuencia de números del 1 al 24. Ellos pueden hacer que Peg y Cat bailen usando las imágenes de estos libritos. ¡Basta con imprimir las imágenes, ponerlas en el orden correcto y pasar las páginas rápidamente para activar la acción!

    Grades: PreK-K, 13+
  • Giant Hide and Seek - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this game with children to count and add the number of Peg and Cat's friends. Play hide and seek with giants! Find hiding places for Peg, Cat, and friends.

    Utiliza este juego con niños para contar y sumar el número de amigos de Peg y Cat. ¡Juega al escondite con gigantes! Encuentra lugares para que Peg, Cat y sus amigos se escondan.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Giant Pizza Party | Peg + Cat

    Children will count up to 100 as they work together to make a giant pizza.

    Grades: PreK-K, 13+
  • Having Fun with the Number 100 | Peg + Cat

    Ideas for crafts and activities, all using the number 100!

    Grades: PreK-K, 13+
  • Highlight Zone - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this game resource to help children learn how to recognize shapes, count to 10, and compare shapes and sizes. Everything is black and white in the Highlight Zone! Shapes and sizes have changed, too. Peg and Cat have to spot ten differences in the Highlight Zone to get things back to normal.

    Utiliza este juego con niños para aprenderles a reconocer formas, contar hasta 10 y comparar formas y tamaños. ¡Todo es blanco y negro en la zona de toques de luz, Highlight Zone! Las formas y los tamaños han cambiado también. Peg y Cat deben encontrar diez diferencias en la Highlight Zone para que las cosas vuelvan a la normalidad.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • I Spy Peg | Peg + Cat

    Children will go on a scavenger hunt to search for real-world objects that represent 2D and 3D shapes.

    Grades: PreK-K, 13+
  • Make the Cake - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this game resource with children to learn how to divide a circle into fractional parts, and fair sharing. Peg and Cat are having a birthday party for a friend! Can they help them make the cake?

    Utiliza este juego con niños para aprender como dividir un círculo en partes fraccionarias y hacer una distribución justa. Peg y Cat tienen una fiesta de cumpleaños de un amigo. ¿Pueden ayudarles a hacer el pastel?

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Math in the Bath: Peg's Pizza Place - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    In this video, count pizza toppings as Peg and Cat place different toppings on pizza halves and quarters. Peg and Cat make the number 100 out of pizza stuff (it's really bath stuff).

    En este video, cuenta los ingredientes de una pizza medida que Peg y Cat colocan diferentes ingredientes en cuartos y mitades de la pizza. Peg y Cat hacen el número 100 de la materia pizza (que es realmente materia del baño).

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Math in the Bath: Sloppy Pig - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this video to learn how to count by 10s to 60. Peg and Cat use 60 bubble beads to wash muddy Pig in the tub.

    Utiliza este vídeo para aprender a contar de 10 en 10 hasta 60. Peg y Cat usan 60 perlas de burbujas para lavar al enlodado Sloppy Pig en la bañera.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Numbers and Counting Educator Guide| Peg + Cat

    This educator guide outlines ways to teach your students about numbers and counting with videos, games, and activities featuring Peg + Cat. Your students will watch, play, explore, and share as they learn!

    Grades: PreK-K, 13+
  • Operation: Pirate Picnic - Activity Plan | PBS KIDS Afterschool Adventure!

    Ahoy Matey! Join PBS KIDS characters Peg + Cat to explore fair sharing and solve math problems to help a group of cranky pirates divide things fairly. Children will separate sets of objects into equal groups and divide single objects (i.e., bananas, pizzas) into halves and quarters. On the last day, children will use fair sharing skills to make and enjoy a fruit salad. Each section of this weeklong adventure is introduced by a video clip or online game that encourages children to explore math concepts and skills related to simple division and fractions.

    Grades: PreK-K, 13+
  • Parts of Peg | Peg + Cat

    Children label 2D shapes and learn shape attributes as they build a paper Peg doll.

    Grades: PreK-K, 13+
  • Peg + Cat: Big Problems - Activity Plan | PBS KIDS Summer Adventure!

    Peg and Cat have some REALLY BIG PROBLEMS — and in this unit, they will need help solving them! Each day, Peg and Cat will be faced with a new problem; they may need to find a missing toy, fill the bathtub for a bubble party, or perhaps rescue a baby fox. To help them out, children will need to learn new math skills, like using a pan balance, estimating capacity, or building a 3-D structure. At the end of every day, children will join Peg and Cat in a round of song to celebrate their problem-solving skills.

    Grades: PreK-K, 13+