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The Royal Sandbox

Episode: 126a
Air Date: May 21, 2013
Previous Episode: 125b - All Aboard
Next Episode: 126b - Daniel Says I'm Sorry
Purchase/Stream: Amazon

Daniel Tiger is at the castle playing with Prince Wednesday in his sandbox. Scooping up the sand, they make a variety of sand pies and pretend that they have a pie store. Making even more pies, Daniel make-believes that everything they've made in the sandbox is real.

Prince Wednesday decides to make a special pie topped with Prince Tuesday's crown which he spots nearby. When he returns from baseball practice, Prince Tuesday is not happy to find that his crown is covered in sand. Calming himself down by counting to four, Prince Tuesday is appreciative of the Daniel and Wednesday's apology. Still upset, though, he is not interested in playing with them. At Prince Tuesday's suggestion, Daniel and Prince Wednesday clean up the crown.

Prince Wednesday and Daniel make more sand pies decorated with rocks and flowers. when Prince Tuesday picks up several pies and begins acting silly, he accidentally drops them to the ground. Daniel and Prince Wednesday are upset when they see their pies smooshed on the ground, but Prince Tuesday says he's sorry and helps them make the pies all over again.


  • "Saying 'I'm sorry' is the first step. Then 'How can I help?'"


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes two friends playing in the sand on the beach.



When Prince Tuesday calms himself down, he uses a strategy taught in Episode 104: When you feel mad, "take a deep breath and count to four."

During the live action segment, Find a Way to Play Together plays in the background.

This episode is featured on the It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood DVD release.



Episode Credits

Written by Becky Friedman
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

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