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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.

  • The Chicken Problem: Picking Up Chickens | Peg + Cat

    Peg and Cat have a really big problem: they have to get the chickens back in the coop before the farmer notices. This clip corresponds to the activity Count Your Chickens.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • The Problem Solved Song | Peg + Cat

    In this clip that corresponds to the activity Count Your Chickens, Peg and Cat sing a song to celebrate solving the problem.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • The Space Creature Problem: Counting by 10's | Peg + Cat

    In this clip that corresponds to the activity Chicken Feed, Romane shows Peg, Cat, Richard and Pig how to count by 10's to 100 while collecting space rocks for NASA.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Counting by Tens Song: 100 Chickens on the Purple Planet | Peg + Cat

    In this clip that corresponds to the activity Chicken Feed, Ramone and Peg sing a song about counting by 10's while they save the chickens from Big Mouth.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Hungry Pirates Game | Peg + Cat

    In this game based on the series Peg + Cat, the Pirates are on the hunt for the buried treasure chest full of delicious snacks! Just follow the maps and some clues to where X marks the spot.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Peg's Pizza Place | Peg + Cat

    Use this game resource to help foster the skill of counting objects and placing different objects on halves and quarters of a circle. Get ready for your tastiest challenge yet! It’s a really busy night at Peg’s Pizza Palace, and you’re the master chef in charge of the toppings. Help Peg feed all her hungry customers by counting the right number of yummy toppings to pile onto each pizza.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Counting Chickens | Peg + Cat

    Work on counting beyond 10 and remembering the numbers from 11-20 as the Pirates count 20 chickens to fall asleep.

    Grades: K-1
  • Counting to Twenty | Peg + Cat

    The pirates are awake again and can't get back to sleep. Peg asks the chickens for help putting them back to sleep and shows the pirates how to count to twenty. By the end of this video, kids should be able to count to twenty and understand what the teens are.

    Grades: K-1
  • Ramone Shakes It Plenty…All The Way Up To Twenty | Peg + Cat

    Peg and Cat aren't tired, so they watch Ramone and Pig's music video about the numbers between 1 and 20.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Fair Sharing | Peg + Cat

    Peg and Friends sing a song about how helpful fair sharing can be. Encourage kids to share and teach them how to evenly distribute objects.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • The Great Banana Has Landed | Peg + Cat

    Those pirates are fighting again, this time over the Great Banana. Peg and Cat know how to solve the problem by dividing fairly. By the end of this video, kids should be better able to evenly distribute objects.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Hungry Pirates | Peg + Cat

    Ramone helps Peg and Cat divide peaches among four hungry, cranky pirates so that everyone gets their fair share.

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

    A strange spaceship visits Peg, Cat, and Richard on The Purple Planet. It's one hundred chickens and a pig!

    Grades: PreK-2
  • 100 is 1-0-0 | Peg + Cat

    To get home to Earth, Peg and Cat fly their spaceship towards the galaxy that looks like the number 100. By the end of this video, kids should understand the numbers that make up 100: ones and zeroes.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Four + One = Five Sleeping Pirates | Peg + Cat

    The Pirates are sleeping over at Peg's house. How many sleeping bags and pillows do they need? By the end of this video, kids should be able to recognize a number sequence. The Pirates never had a sleep-over away from home and are feeling sad. Peg and Cat help them feel comfy and cozy so they can sleep. 

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Math in the Bath: Fair Sharing | Peg + Cat

    Peg and Cat share an equal amount of rocks to build their spaceship. Encourage kids to share and teach them how to evenly distribute objects.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Ten Friends Escape the Giants | Peg + Cat

    Peg, Cat, and eight friends try to escape the Giant's house. Kids should be familiar with adding and have a better understanding that there are multiple ways to arrive at an answer, after watching this clip.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Ten Friends | Peg + Cat

    Peg, cat and their friends sing about sticking together and explain the different numerical combinations that add up to the number ten. Remind kids that there are multiple ways to arrange a group.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Add One | Peg + Cat

    This music video emphasizes adding and helps kids understand what happens when you add the number one. The Electric 11 sings their hit song Add One

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Electric Eleven | Peg + Cat

    Peg counts all eleven members of the Electric 11! After watching this clip, kids should be more familiar with counting to eleven.

    Grades: PreK-2