PBS KIDS brings content and resources to communities to help keep students active and encourage exploration at home and outdoors with their favorite characters.


Summer is an important time for learning. According to the Summer Learning Association, more than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be credited to unequal access to summer learning opportunities.


To help address this, KBTC and community partners offer educational resources, including tips, activities and summer programs, for children and families to make learning fun, all summer long. 

KBTC Summer Programs

KBTC partners with community organizations to offer summer camps and other learning opportunities to children in the Tacoma area. Find information on local offerings below.

July 06, 2020

Lunch and PBS KIDS Activity- Grab N Go

Bay Terrace Tacoma: 2550 S G St, Tacoma, WA 98405

Drop by to grab a nutritious lunch and a grab-and-go PBS KIDS activity every Thursday from 12:50pm-1:50pm.

Thursday, July 9th, 2020- Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Hillside Gardens Apartments: 1708 S G St, Tacoma, WA 98405

Drop by to grab a nutritious lunch and a grab-and-go PBS KIDS activity every Thursday from 2:00pm-3:00pm.

Thursday, July 9th, 2020- Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Salishan Family Investment Center: 1724 E 44th St, Tacoma, WA 98404

​Drop by to grab a nutritious lunch and a grab-and-go PBS KIDS activity every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020- Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Bergerson Terrace: 5303 S Orchard St, University Place, WA 98467

Drop by to grab a nutritious lunch and a grab-and-go PBS KIDS activity every Monday and Friday from 11:30am-1:30pm.

Monday, July 6th, 2020- Friday, August 28th, 2020

March 27, 2020

Little Free Libraries- Grab N Go Acitivites

A huge thank you to our partners at the Salishan Family Investment Center and Peace Community Center- KBTC has been able to replenish FREE fun and educational PBS KIDS activities in little free libraries in the Eastside and Hilltop communities of Tacoma EVERY Friday.

Find KBTC at your local Little Free Library. New books and activities have been an ongoing project as of March 2020 and will continue to thrive this Summer 2020!

March 27, 2020

PBS KIDS Activity Packets

KBTC has been providing educational activity packs for kids and families during school closures. With Grab N Go meals and activities ending due to the academic school year, we have a list of activities included in the packets that we've been sharing and distributing! Keep kids playing and learning all summer long.

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TPS Summer Meals

​Tacoma Public Schools Nutrition Services Department is one of many partners offering free breakfast or lunch to children and teens ages 18 and younger throughout the community as part of the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Tacoma Public Schools will begin its Summer Meal Program

for Tacoma kids on Monday, June 29 and provide meals

through Friday, August 18.

The 2020 Summer Meals Program offered by TPS:

  • Curbside Grab 'n' Go service

  • 10 a.m. to noon

  • Monday through Thursday

Meals packs will include a breakfast and lunch. All sites will

distribute 2-day meal packs on Thursdays. Parents or

guardians may pick up meals for students.

TPS Summer Meal Program sites: 

  • Baker Middle School, 8001 S. J St.

  • First Creek Middle School, 1801 E. 56th St.

  • Giaudrone Middle School, 4902 S. Alaska St.

  • Gray Middle School, 6229 S. Tyler St.

  • Meeker Middle School, 4402 Nassau Ave NE

  • Stewart Middle School, 5010 S. Pacific Ave.

  • Truman Middle School, 5801 N. 35th St.

Additional Meal Programs

St. Leo's, beginning June 29, Monday-Friday: 

  • St. Leo's is creating several Grab N Go mobile routes throughout the city inspired by our Meals on Wheels program and based on route information we were able to provide. This will target some of our high-need elementary locations, apartment complexes, and other high-density areas, such as in parts of Hilltop and Central Tacoma.

Mary Bridge, starts July 6, Monday-Friday: 

  • Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, located near Jason Lee, is preparing to serve 200 curbside per day. (To provide service to families who have been going to Jason Lee.)

Metro Parks Tacoma, starts July 6, Monday-Friday: 

  • Wright Park, Franklin Park, South Park, Titlow Park, Wapato Park, Verlo Playfield and Portland Ave. Park. 

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