Based on the children's books by Marc Brown, ARTHUR premiered in 1996 as one of the first ongoing animated programs based on a book series. The show chronicles the adventures of Arthur (an eight-year-old aardvark) through engaging, emotional stories that explore issues faced by real kids. It is a comedy that tells these stories from a kid's point of view without moralizing or talking down. Situations on ARTHUR develop in realistic ways, and don't always turn out as we -- or Arthur and his friends -- might expect. Aimed at viewers between the ages of four and eight, ARTHUR's goal is to help foster an interest in reading and writing, and to encourage positive social skills.


Making Music

Making Music

Make music with homemade instruments.

Mailing Postcards

Mailing Postcards

Create and send postcards through the mail.

Breakfast Menu

Breakfast Menu

Prepare a "thoughtful" breakfast.



Identify and enthusiastically express emotions.

Monster Masks

Help your kids make masks so they can pretend to be scary creatures.


Write a true or make-believe collaborative story.

Self Portrait

Create self portraits and autobiographies.

Adventure Story

Create and illustrate a spine-tingling tale.

Culture Commotion

Delve into diversity and learn about other cultures. 

Making Shapes

Experiment with shapes to create unique greeting cards.

Making Music

Make music with homemade instruments.

Making a Band

Help children form their own band starring themselves.

Family Party

Everyone likes a good party, so plan one with your child!


Take care of make-believe infants.

Breakfast Menu

Prepare a "thoughtful" breakfast.

Box Vechicle

Turn a plain box into a creative invention.

Kooky Cooking

Draw up some unique dishes.

Newspaper Crafts

Play fun games with old newspapers.

Definition of Cool

Help your children develop self-esteem and an appreciation for others.

Investigate Cookies

Play detective while baking cookies.

Weddings Around the World

Explore wedding traditions from various cultures.

Bicyle Makeover

Pamper family bikes and trikes.

Let's Dance

Learn simple dances to familiar tunes.

Green Thumb

Grow beans from the ground up.

Active Art

Identify and enthusiastically express emotions.

Healthy Snacks

Distinguish healthy food from junk.

Memory Book

Build a collection of memories.

Film Festival

Transform stories into films.

Trying New Things

Put on a puppet show about having new experiences.

A Folk Tale Play

Explore folktales through drama.

Teasing is Tough

Help children cope with teasing.

New Lyrics

Give an old song a new twist.

Alphabet Shopping

Go on a letter-based scavenger hunt.

Home Olympics

Organize simple athletic events.


Play follow-the-leader games.

Lost and Found

Search for a missing team.

Appreciation Cards

Create special cards for special people.

DW's Unicorn Adventure


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