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KERA Summer Learning Challenge 2024

The free summer learning program for kids!

Para español

Summer is around the corner, and that means KERA’s Summer Learning Challenge is back! This FREE program will keep children ages 2 to 8 active and engaged with a focus on awareness of their impact on the environment with resources such as PBS KIDS characters, hands-on activities, and more.

Start here! Register for the Challenge

The Challenge starts Tuesday, May 28, and runs through Thursday, August 1.

How to participate:

  • Check out our 2024 Summer Learning Challenge webpage for more info on activities and resources.
  • Register your child(ren) for the challenge.
  • All summer materials for 2024 are digital and can be printed at home or at your local library.
  • Send a picture of the completed checklist before midnight on August 1 to
  • We would love for you to send photos of your child(ren) completing one or more checklist items with your email submission to
  • Receive a prize pack in the mail when you complete the checklist!


The Checklist


How do you know if your child is on their way to completing the 2024 Summer Learning Challenge? The checklist! You don’t need to submit your checklist until the end of the summer, but view it to help stay on track:




KERA Kids Learn Facebook group


If you’re on Facebook, join our group. It’s where you can meet other parents and caregivers with children participating in the Challenge, share progress, plus get child development tips, articles and resources. If you’re not on Facebook, no worries. Ask questions or share photos with us by email:



PBS KIDS Episode Guide

Looking for shows and episodes to watch that highlight the theme of environmental awareness, protecting the planet, and other eco-friendly activities? Download this episode guide with links to our PBS KIDS Web player.



Monthly Calendars

Check out these PBS KIDS monthly calendars and play your way all summer long. These documents are only available in English, but some of the individual activities on the document are available in Spanish. 







Trash to Treasure: Hands-on Sustainable Activities and Projects

Note: All activities can be found on PBS KIDS For Parents

Summer Book recommendations

PreK – K Book List

Grades 1-2 Book List

Grades 3-5 Book List

PBS KIDS Reading Chart


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