Education, Fun Friday, K-12, Videos

OK. Seriously. How DO You Get to Sesame Street?

Today’s Phun Phriday post is a series of adorable videos in which Jimmy Fallon collaborated with the Sesame Street characters.  In this one, Jimmy and the Roots get together with the gang to sing the theme song for the show.  There’s a cool rap added in the middle to make it a bit more 21st century 🙂

screen shot from Sesame Street Hashtags
screen shot from Sesame Street Hashtags

Maybe, when you were a kid, you got very frustrated by that unanswered question, “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?”  If so, you’re apparently in good company.  You can see the Sesame Street characters read a tweet about this and some other #WhenIwasaKid tweets on this next video. (By the way, #WhenIwasaKid, I totally believed that people lived inside my television set just so they could perform for me. I couldn’t understand how they all fit.)

Tonight Show Celebrity Photobomb with Sesame Street Characters is my favorite video of the 3.  Jimmy and several other puppets deliberately photobomb some photos of extremely cute youngsters. The photobombs are hilarious, but the reactions of the kids once they find out are particularly priceless.

Have a great Friday!

Creative Thinking, Education, K-5, Videos

I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon

I don’t know if you recognize the title of this post as a Sesame Street song (I didn’t), but it is.  The song was written by Jeff Moss, but there is a new cover of it that appears in this Laughing Squid post.

screen shot from Dave Werner's cover of Sesame Street's "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon"
screen shot from Dave Werner’s cover of Sesame Street’s “I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon”

Dave Werner is the artist responsible for this delightful version.  I’m embedding his video below.  However, the Laughing Squid post is worth visiting as it includes the original version as well as a beautiful video that explains how Dave Werner made his rendition, which is truly a love letter to family, Sesame Street, and the incredible talent of Jim Henson.

Education, Fun Friday, K-5, Parenting, Problem Solving, Teaching Tools, Videos

Star S’Mores

This week’s Phun Phriday post is the hilarious Sesame Street parody of Star Wars – Star S’Mores.

Star S'mores from Sesame Street
Star S’mores from Sesame Street

How can Flan Solo keep himself from eating his best friend and partner, Chewy? Watch the video below to find out if Darth Baker has the answer!

K-12, Science, Teaching Tools, Videos

Interactive Sink and Float Video

O.K.  It’s Sesame Street.  But you would be surprised how engaged kids of all ages can be by this series of linked videos that allow the viewer to make choices that determine the next video that will be watched.  An experiment showing whether or not different objects float is the purpose of the video.  However, it could also be used as a general lesson that demonstrates the Scientific Process.  If you enjoy this interactive video experience, and would like to learn how to make your own set of videos that link together, you can find some very simple instructions here.