Gather all your ghosts, ghouls, and frightful friends because it’s Halloween!
Halloween dates back thousands of years to the Celtic people of ancient Europe, who recognized October 31st as the last day of autumn with crop harvesting and celebratory festivals. They also believed this was the time that the regular world and spirit world were most closely connected, so people wore masks and costumes to fend off unfriendly spirits.
Over time, the holiday has evolved into a secular one, with trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples, scary movie marathons, and parades full of costumed revelers. Halloween is a great time to embrace your spooky, and silly, side with friends and family.
Keep scrolling to learn about the history of Halloween, explore the science of scary, and for PBS KIDS Halloween specials, fun crafts, costume ideas, and more!
Settle in for three nights of spooky fun with some of your favorite PBS KIDS characters!
Celebrate Halloween all weekend long with a PBS KIDS Family Movie Night featuring special episodes from Odd Squad, Ready Jet Go, Cyberchase,and more. Watch on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel, or online with the PBS KIDS Free Video App.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10/29 – 10/31
Odd Squad 7 PM
“Haunt Squad; Safe House in the Woods” Odd Squad is haunted by a ghost; Owen and Ozlyn wait out a storm.
Ready Jet Go! 7:30 PM
“Jet’s First Halloween” Sydney, Sean and Mindy plan fun things for Jet’s first Halloween, like carving jack-o’-lanterns, dressing up in costumes and going trick-or-treating; Carrot and Celery turn their garage into a haunted house.
Ready Jet Go! 8 PM
“That’s One Gigantic Pumpkin, Jet Propulsion!” Jet gets a little carried away when the kids attempt to grow prize-winning pumpkins in the backyard.
Cyberchase 8:30 PM
“The Halloween Howl” The children and Digit must rescue the mayor when Hacker takes over his castle.
Cyberchase 9 PM
“Watts of Halloween Trouble” The kids and Digit are trapped on R-Fair City when the portal system crashes.
WordGirl 9:30 PM
“Tobey’s Tricks and Treats; Escape Wham” Tobey sets his robots on a candy-stealing spree, vowing to ruin Halloween; Chuck and Whammer attempt to steal Henry VIII artifacts.
Cyberchase 10 PM
“Trick or Treat” Hacker pleads guilty to being the King of Chaos and says that he does not want to cause trouble anymore.