KBTC Kids - Just For Parents & Join In http://www.kbtckids.org/parents Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:43:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 2014 Writers Contest http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/write http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/write#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:18:08 +0000 http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/?p=2271 2013WritersContest_728x90_01c

Entry dates: January 1st 2014 – March 31st 2014

It’s time to write and illustrate a story!

We invite students in kindergarten through third grade to write and illustrate a story, and submit it to KBTC in our local contest. Winners from each grade level will then move to the national contest! Take a look at the Writers Contest Rules to see the word count and other important information for each grade, and check out the Materials for Teachers below for great resources and worksheets to get started.

To get ideas for your story, check out the 2013 Writers Contest winners from KBTC; you can watch them read their stories! Or visit PBS KIDS to see the national winners.


Entry Forms

Writers Contest Entry Form 2014

Writers Contest Rules

Materials for Teachers

Teachers’ Guide


Get Ready To Write

Write This

Draw This

Story Revision Checklist (write-in)

Story Revision Checklist




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Come Play Computer Games Outside http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/mobile-tech-lab http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/mobile-tech-lab#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:52:16 +0000 http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/?p=2187 Come Play Computer Games Outside

This Summer, KBTC has partnered with Metro Parks to bring PBS educational games outside. The Ready to Learn Mobile Tech Lab is in Tacoma’s Wright Park Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, June 17 – August 16. Students learn math and literacy skills as they play computer games staring their favorite PBS characters. They get sticker journals to track their adventures, record what they learn, and win prizes. Join us!

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Vulture Beats Villain http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/vulture-beats-villain http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/vulture-beats-villain#comments Tue, 21 May 2013 22:05:09 +0000 http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/?p=2178


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Puddle Trouble http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/puddle-trouble http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/puddle-trouble#comments Tue, 21 May 2013 21:59:28 +0000 http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/?p=2173


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If I were a Boy Scout http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/if-i-were-a-boy-scout http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/if-i-were-a-boy-scout#comments Tue, 21 May 2013 21:47:08 +0000 http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/?p=2168


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PBS KIDS Days at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/pbs-kids-days-at-the-childrens-museum-of-tacoma http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/pbs-kids-days-at-the-childrens-museum-of-tacoma#comments Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:00:51 +0000 http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/?p=2132

Spark your imagination and creativity with KBTC and the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. Join us each month at the museum for a learning adventure themed around your favorite PBS KIDS shows. Workshops are FREE, but registration is required and space is limited, so sign up today!

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2013 STEM Video Game Challenge Workshop Photos http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/2013-stem-video-game-challenge-workshop-photos http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/2013-stem-video-game-challenge-workshop-photos#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:49:00 +0000 http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/?p=2119 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge Workshop

February 23, 2013
KBTC Public Television

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2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/stemchallenge http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/stemchallenge#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:51:33 +0000 http://www.kbtckids.org/parents/?p=2015 Make Video Games and Win Prizes

The National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition that aims to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games. Middle and high school youth are encouraged to submit their original game designs for the opportunity to earn recognition and prizes for themselves, as well as monetary prizes for their school. For more info, and to enter the contest, visit stemchallenge.org.

KBTC Game Design Workshop

Thanks to all the students and families who joined us for the game design workshop. It was so much fun! We look forward to seeing your games submitted to the national contest. Good luck!


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2013 PBS KIDS GO! Writer’s Contest

Thanks to everyone who entered KBTC’s 2013 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. We are pleased to announce the following winners. Watch for these stories to air on KBTC television around your favorite PBS KIDS shows. Thanks to everyone who submitted a story to the contest. We loved reading your creative adventures and look forward to reviewing more next year. Until then, happy reading and writing!

Kindergarten - “The Vulture Beats the Villain” by Emily Anne Spector-Van Zee from Ferndale, WA.

1st Grade “How They Learned” by Claire Pruner from Seattle, WA.

2nd Grade “If I were a Boy Scout” by Owen Fife from Granite Falls, WA.

3rd Grade “Puddle Trouble” by Darya Baker from Puyallup, WA.

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