Season 40

Original Air Date:
December 24, 2009

Brought to you By:
T and 16

Educational Goal:

Word on the street: Canteen
 A small container for water that's used to drink from when you go hiking or camping.

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Episode Summary

Chris and Elmo are camping. They bring two sleeping bags and two canteens, one for each of them, and four hotdogs and four marshmallows, two for each of them.

A beaver emerges from the woods, and Elmo asks Chris if the beaver can stay for dinner (bark, please). Two turtles come along and Elmo invites them to stay for dinner, too (green leaves and dandelions, please). Then two raccoons appear, also ready for dinner (acorns and berries, please). It's time to dig in when four ducks arrive for their evening meal (snails, leaves, and bugs, please).

Finally, Chris, Elmo and all the animals eat dinner. Elmo and Chris both agree they should have a sleepover like this every night. Watch this episode with your child, and watch her build math skills while thinking about the great outdoors and the creatures in it!

Also in This Episode

Special Guest Stars: Abby Cadabby tries helping Cedric the Entertainer show what a canteen is by making one appear, but instead conjures up a hose, a fish tank and a bucket. Plus, Jason Mraz sings about being "Outdoors." In Abby's Flying Fairy School, Abby's class plays with Niblet, the class pet, and in Murray Has a Little Lamb, Murray and Ovejita go to cooking school. Finally, Elmo's World is all about wild animals.