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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.

  • Picking Up Chickens | Peg + Cat

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

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Problem Solved | Peg + Cat

    In this clip that corresponds to the activity "Count Your Chickens," Peg and Cat solved the problem so... it's time to sing!

    Grades: PreK-2
  • 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
  • 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

    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-2
  • Peg's Pizza Place

    In this game based on the series Peg + Cat, it’s a busy day at Peg’s Pizza Place you’ll have to make pizzas that have the right number of toppings.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Star Swiper

    In this game based on the series Peg + Cat, Big Mouth is taking all the stars on Purple Planet. When you see him peek out, clap your hands! He’ll drop one star he’s holding. Keep clapping and counting until the sky is filled with stars again! This game can be played with the sound input as described above, or with a traditional keyboard input for those players without a built-in mic.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Counting Chickens | Peg + Cat

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

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

    Peg and Cat aren't tired, so they have a dance party and watch Ramone and Pig's totally cool music video about the number twenty. Use this catchy song to remember the numbers between 1 and 20.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • 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-1
  • The Great Banana Has Landed | Peg + Cat

    Those pirates are fighting again. This time over something even better than peaches… The Great Banana. Peg and Cat know how to solve a problem like cranky pirates, by dividing fairly. By the end of this video, kids should know how to evenly distribute objects.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • 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-1
  • Chickens in Space! | Peg + Cat

    A strange space ship visits Peg, Cat and Richard on The Purple Planet. It’s the chickens! Specifically, 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: 1, 0, 0.

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

    The Pirates are sleeping over at Peg's house. They've 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. By the end of this video, kids should be able to recognize a number sequence.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Math in the Bath - Fair Sharing | Peg + Cat

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

    Grades: PreK-2
  • 10 Friends Escape the Giants | Peg + Cat

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

    Grades: PreK-2
  • 10 Friends | Peg + Cat

    10 friends sing about sticking together. Remind kids that there are multiple ways to arrange a group.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Add 1 | Peg + Cat

    The Electric 11 sings their hit song Add 1! This song video emphasizes the operation adding and helps kids understand what happens when you add the number 1.

     

    Grades: PreK-2

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