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Teacher Harriet's Birthday

Episode: 122b
Air Date: April 1, 2013
Previous Episode: 122a - The Dragon Dance
Next Episode: 123a - Clean Up Time
Purchase/Stream: Amazon

Daniel Tiger heads to school with Mom Tiger and is excited that they will be throwing a surprise birthday party for Teacher Harriet.

At school, Mom Tiger stays with the children while Teacher Harriet does some work in the school garden. Daniel and his friends quietly work together to make preparations for the party by decorating the classroom with rainbow streamers.

After Daniel make-believes that he's in a rainbow world, the children continue decorating for the party. At the table, they use colorful clay to make a special rainbow cake for Teacher Harriet.

When Teacher Harriet returns from the garden, she is pleasantly surprised by the children's hard work and thoughtfulness.


  • "If you can't do it alone, work together."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes children playing and working in groups.



Daniel forms his clay into a ball which he flattens on the table and shouts "Splat ball!" Splat ball is also mentioned in Episode 101b and Episode 403.

As Teacher Harriet returns from the garden, she is humming the tune to It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

This episode is included on the DVDs Daniel Tries Something New and Tigertastic 50-Pack.



Episode Credits

Story by Angela C. Santomero & Becky Friedman
Written by Eva Steele-Saccio
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

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