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Elinor Wonders Why

Elinor, the most observant and curious bunny rabbit in Animal Town, introduces kids ages 3-5 to science, nature, and community through adventures with her friends Ari, a bat, and Olive, an elephant.

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A Garden for All/Band of Explorers

Elinor gives Hazel some strawberry seeds to grow at home. The Exploring Club goes on a musical march in the forest.

  • Thursday February 2, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Thursday February 2, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Sunday February 5, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Sunday February 5, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Monday February 27, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Monday February 27, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET

The Town Picnic; The Amazing Expandable Clubhouse

Premiered On: 09/08/2020

Ari grows impatient waiting for ketchup. Elinor, Olive, and Ari have to figure out how to expand their clubhouse to fit all the new members of The Explorer's Club.

  • Friday February 3, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Friday February 3, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Monday February 13, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Monday February 13, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET
  • Friday March 3, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Friday March 3, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Elinor's Fishy Friend/Do the Crane Dance

Elinor finds what she thinks is a fish in the pond, but she and her friends realize it's a tadpole turning into a frog. Elinor, Ari and Olive make up a dance.

  • Saturday February 4, 2023 8:30 am ET on KET
  • Saturday February 4, 2023 7:30 am CT on KET
  • Tuesday February 28, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday February 28, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET

Speedy Swimming; Strawberry Jam

Premiered On: 06/07/2021

The kids go to the local lake for a nice swim and discover that many animals can swim really fast. Elinor and Olive plan the perfect camping breakfast until they realize they're out of strawberry jam.

  • Saturday February 4, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Saturday February 4, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday March 1, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday March 1, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Water You Doing?; Thinking About Blinking

Premiered On: 11/23/2020

Elinor and her friends decide to make a stone walkway across a stream, but it stops the water flow. Ari is crowned the blinking champion after winning a bunch of intense staring contests at school.

  • Sunday February 5, 2023 8:30 am ET on KET
  • Sunday February 5, 2023 7:30 am CT on KET

The Science of Staying Warm; The Seed of an Idea

Premiered On: 09/09/2020

Elinor, Olive and Ari get ready to go out and play in the snow. Elinor wants to learn how Velcro works.

  • Monday February 6, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Monday February 6, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Butterfly Babies; Elinor's Circus

Premiered On: 03/15/2021

The kids realize that they've never seen a baby butterfly. Elinor, Ari and Olive decide to put on a circus for all their friends.

  • Monday February 6, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Monday February 6, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET

The House That Ants Built; Special Places

Premiered On: 09/10/2020

Elinor and her friends each have their own ideas about how to build a couch cushion castle. Ari can't remember where he left his favorite ball.

  • Tuesday February 7, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Tuesday February 7, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday February 15, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday February 15, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET

Big Trees; Baby Steps

Premiered On: 06/09/2021

The kids take a special field trip to the forest to see huge sequoias, the world's tallest trees. The kids realize that sometimes you can't do things because your body isn't ready yet.

  • Wednesday February 8, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday February 8, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Friday March 3, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Friday March 3, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET

Leave It to Ari; Snow Friend

Premiered On: 09/22/2020

Elinor, Olive, and Ari head to the forest to take a closer look at leaves. Elinor, Ari, and Olive build a giant snow friend, but it falls apart because they don't have enough snow.

  • Thursday February 9, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Thursday February 9, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Zig Zag Plant; Butterfly Drinks

Premiered On: 03/16/2021

A mystery is afoot at Elinor's school when one of the class plants grows in an unusual shape. Elinor dresses up as a butterfly for Insect Day at school, but she can't drink anything when her hands are busy being the wings!

  • Thursday February 9, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday February 9, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET

The Unsinkable Lynx; Rocky the Rock

Premiered On: 09/07/2021

Ari and Olive meet a new friend, Gael the lynx, and have fun playing a game of snow tag. Ari spots a funny looking rock and decides to make it his new friend, Rocky.

  • Friday February 10, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Friday February 10, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Friday February 24, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Friday February 24, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET

The Tomato Drop; Look What I Can Do

Premiered On: 09/14/2020

Elinor, Ari, and Olive enter the tomato drop contest at the Animal Town Tomato Festival. Elinor and Ari notice their friends are good at soccer, but they are not.

  • Monday February 13, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Monday February 13, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday February 22, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday February 22, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET

The Lizard Lounge; Feathers

Premiered On: 09/15/2020

Elinor and her friends come up with a plan when lizards get in the way of Mrs. Beaver's new park bench. Elinor and her friends observe birds.

  • Tuesday February 14, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Tuesday February 14, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Friday February 17, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Friday February 17, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET

Bubble House; The Syrup Tree

Premiered On: 09/28/2020

A spittle bug inspires Elinor and her friends to build a bubble house. Elinor and her friends help Farmer Bear make maple syrup.

  • Wednesday February 15, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday February 15, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Wind in the Web; The Pokey Plant

Premiered On: 09/23/2020

Elinor and her friends help Mr. Raccoon with his bakery sign. Elinor is excited for Plant Day at school - until she gets a cactus to bring home.

  • Thursday February 16, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Thursday February 16, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Butterfly Party; More Than One Right Way

Olive wants to organize a special garden party with REAL butterflies for her mom's birthday. Elinor, Ari and Olive make spiderweb decorations for Ms. Mole's classroom.

  • Thursday February 16, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday February 16, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET

A Change of Art; The Litterbug

Premiered On: 09/06/2021

Elinor and her class run out of paint while painting outdoors and experiment with natural items. Elinor, Ari and Olive help Mrs. Hippo pick up litter in the park.

  • Tuesday February 7, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday February 7, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET
  • Friday February 17, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Friday February 17, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Bird Song; No Need to Shout

Premiered On: 09/16/2020

Noisy birds keep Elinor's dad awake. Elinor loses her voice just before she and her friends are supposed to sing for the class.

  • Monday February 20, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Monday February 20, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Hiding in Plain Sight; Owl Girl

Premiered On: 10/05/2020

Elinor, Olive, and Ari use shapes, colors, and patterns to hide so that the Goat Twins can't spot them. Elinor decides to be an owl for the costume parade.

  • Monday February 20, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Monday February 20, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET

Ms. Mole's Glasses; Elinor Stops the Squish

Premiered On: 09/17/2020

Elinor and her friends set out to return Ms. Mole's glasses to her after she forgets them at school. Elinor and her friends want to bring Ms. Mole a cupcake for her birthday.

  • Tuesday February 21, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Tuesday February 21, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday March 1, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 1, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET

Follow Your Nose; Leaf Charms

Premiered On: 06/10/2021

After some investigating, the kids figure out that smelling is good for lots of reasons. Elinor and Camilla Dromedary use leaves to make special charms and necklaces.

  • Tuesday February 21, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday February 21, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET
  • Wednesday February 22, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday February 22, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Echo Location; Ears to You

Premiered On: 09/08/2021

On a camping trip the kids discover that Ari is great at playing Marco Polo, even when blindfolded! The kids explore how some animals hear even though it looks like they don't have any ears.

  • Thursday February 23, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Thursday February 23, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

The Little Drummer/Rest Is Best

Ari tries to be quiet so his sister can take a nap, but a woodpecker keeps making noise outside. The kids learn that all animals need some sort of rest to regain energy and stay healthy.

  • Thursday February 23, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday February 23, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET

Backyard Soup; Colorful and Tasty

Premiered On: 10/12/2020

Elinor loves making "Backyard Soup" because all the ingredients come from their backyard garden. Elinor and her friends are selling lots of yummy cupcakes, but no one is buying any.

  • Friday February 24, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Friday February 24, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Speed Racer; One of These Goats

Premiered On: 09/21/2020

Elinor and her friends try to make their race car go faster by changing its shape. The substitute teacher has trouble telling the Goat twins apart.

  • Monday February 27, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Monday February 27, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Feed the Birds; Senor Tapir Says Adios

Elinor worries how her chickadee friend Chicky will find food during the winter. Elinor and her friends decide to give Senor Tapir a going away present.

  • Tuesday February 28, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Tuesday February 28, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Frozen Fish; Pirate Treasure

Premiered On: 03/17/2021

After the lake freezes over, Elinor and her friends want to know what happens to fish during winter. When the kids forget where they buried their treasure, Philbert the Squirrel teaches the kids about landmarks and how to use them.

  • Friday February 10, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Friday February 10, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET
  • Thursday March 2, 2023 6:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Thursday March 2, 2023 5:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Underground Soup; Dandy Dandelions

Ari and Olive make Elinor's favorite snack, backyard soup, when she is stuck at home after hurting her foot. Elinor becomes fascinated with dandelions.

  • Thursday March 2, 2023 12:30 pm ET on KET
  • Thursday March 2, 2023 11:30 am CT on KET
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Recent

Hiding in Plain Sight; Owl Girl - S1 E2

  • Wednesday February 1, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday February 1, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Speedy Swimming; Strawberry Jam - S1 E24

  • Tuesday January 31, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Tuesday January 31, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Saturday January 14, 2023 8:30 am ET on KET
  • Saturday January 14, 2023 7:30 am CT on KET

Burrowing Owl Girl; Olive's Tree - S1 E23

  • Monday January 30, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Monday January 30, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Sunday January 15, 2023 8:30 am ET on KET
  • Sunday January 15, 2023 7:30 am CT on KET

A Moth Mystery; Just Peachy - S1 E34

  • Sunday January 29, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Sunday January 29, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Friday January 27, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Friday January 27, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Sunday January 8, 2023 8:30 am ET on KET
  • Sunday January 8, 2023 7:30 am CT on KET

A Garden for All/Band of Explorers - S1 E35

  • Thursday January 26, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Thursday January 26, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Zig Zag Plant; Butterfly Drinks - S1 E21

  • Saturday January 28, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Saturday January 28, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday January 25, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday January 25, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Butterfly Party; More Than One Right Way - S1 E32

  • Tuesday January 24, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Tuesday January 24, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Olive's Library; Nature Walk - S1 E31

  • Monday January 23, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Monday January 23, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Water You Doing?; Thinking About Blinking - S1 E19

  • Friday January 20, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Friday January 20, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Underground Soup; Dandy Dandelions - S1 E33

  • Sunday January 22, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Sunday January 22, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Thursday January 19, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Thursday January 19, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

These Sneezes; Ari's Lucky Shirt - S1 E17

  • Saturday January 21, 2023 8:30 am ET on KET
  • Saturday January 21, 2023 7:30 am CT on KET
  • Wednesday January 18, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday January 18, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Make Music Naturally; Light the Way - S1 E16

  • Saturday January 21, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Saturday January 21, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Tuesday January 17, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Tuesday January 17, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

The Paper Trail; Bath Time - S1 E15

  • Sunday January 15, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Sunday January 15, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Friday January 13, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Friday January 13, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Butterfly Babies; Elinor's Circus - S1 E20

  • Thursday January 12, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Thursday January 12, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Follow That Roly Poly; Rain, Rain Don't Go Away - S1 E18

  • Sunday January 29, 2023 8:30 am ET on KET
  • Sunday January 29, 2023 7:30 am CT on KET
  • Saturday January 14, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Saturday January 14, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday January 11, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday January 11, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Bubble House; The Syrup Tree - S1 E14

  • Tuesday January 10, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Tuesday January 10, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Backyard Soup; Colorful and Tasty - S1 E13

  • Monday January 9, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Monday January 9, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Follow Your Nose; Leaf Charms - S1 E27

  • Saturday January 7, 2023 8:30 am ET on KET
  • Saturday January 7, 2023 7:30 am CT on KET

Frozen Fish; Pirate Treasure - S1 E22

  • Friday January 6, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Friday January 6, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Echo Location; Ears to You - S1 E30

  • Saturday January 28, 2023 8:30 am ET on KET
  • Saturday January 28, 2023 7:30 am CT on KET
  • Sunday January 8, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Sunday January 8, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Thursday January 5, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Thursday January 5, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Wind in the Web; The Pokey Plant - S1 E12

  • Wednesday January 4, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Wednesday January 4, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

The Unsinkable Lynx; Rocky the Rock - S1 E29

  • Sunday January 22, 2023 8:30 am ET on KET
  • Sunday January 22, 2023 7:30 am CT on KET
  • Monday January 16, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Monday January 16, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Saturday January 7, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Saturday January 7, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS
  • Tuesday January 3, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Tuesday January 3, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Leave It to Ari; Snow Friend - S1 E11

  • Monday January 2, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Monday January 2, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

Ms. Mole's Glasses; Elinor Stops the Squish - S1 E8

  • Sunday January 1, 2023 9:30 am ET on KETKIDS
  • Sunday January 1, 2023 8:30 am CT on KETKIDS

The Lizard Lounge; Feathers - S1 E6

  • Sunday January 1, 2023 8:30 am ET on KET
  • Sunday January 1, 2023 7:30 am CT on KET
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