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

    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!

    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

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    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.

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

    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.

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

    Help return 100 chickens to their home sweet home! Can you find a place for each chicken? All 100 of them?!

    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

    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!

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

    Flipbooks are a fun way to bring drawings to life. In this activity, the drawings are scenes from the world of Peg + Cat. When you flip through the books, Peg and Cat dance and hop across the pages. As kids put together these pocket-sized picture books they get practice counting and sequencing numbers.

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

    Play hide and seek with giants! Find hiding places for Peg, Cat, and friends.

    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

    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.

    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

    Peg and Cat are having a birthday party for a friend! Can you help them make the cake? Students will learn about measurement and geometry.

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

    Peg and Cat make the number 100 out of pizza stuff (it's really bath stuff).

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

    Peg and Cat use 60 bubble beads to wash muddy Pig in the tub.

    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+