Celebrate 50 years of Mister Rogers this summer

Pass on the lessons of television's favorite neighbor this summer with these Mister Rogers-inspired activities.

“We all have only one life to live on earth. And through television, we have the choice of encouraging others to demean this life or to cherish it in creative, imaginative ways.” – Fred Rogers

Between 1968 and 2000, the gentle wisdom and unflappable optimism of Fred Rogers brightened the days of countless children through the airwaves of PBS affiliates across the country.

In honor of this summer’s premiere of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?—a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood documentary in theaters June 8—I’ve compiled a resource pack in Britannica School as well as a few links to info and activities to remember his legacy and lessons all summer long.

Britannica School: Mister Rogers Resource Pack

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Activity Guide for Parents & Teachers

Cheers To 50 Years: Clips and memories of the show

Neighbors Of All Ages: Show info for kids

Timeline of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

The PBS Kids website also features 26 of the show’s best episodes available to watch any time. In addition to this summer’s documentary, an upcoming film about Rogers’ life called You Are My Friend is in the works staring Tom Hanks.

And of course, kids today can explore The Neighborhood of Make-Believe in the current adventures of Daniel Tiger on PBS.

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Jennifer Keating

Senior Professional Development Specialist
Britannica Education

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