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Snowflake Day!

Episode: 133
Air Date: November 25, 2013
Previous Episode: 132b - Dress Up Day
Next Episode: 134a - A Snowy Day
Purchase/Stream: Amazon

It's Snowflake Day, a day when everyone gathers in the Enchanted Garden to share music, food, and fun! With the snow falling, Daniel and his parents observe that each snowflake is different: "Snowflakes are just like people. They look a lot alike at first, but one is different and each one is special."

Inside the Enchanted Garden, the stage is set for the show as everyone makes final preparations. Mom Tiger helps Daniel change into his snowflake costume as he spends time practicing his lines. Kateriana Kittycat arrives and puts on her fairy costume and shows the pieces of stage scenery her mother has made. They soon find O the Owl and his uncle X preparing refreshments and Miss Elaina's family practicing music. Chrissie is in the Neighborhood for Snowflake Day and gladly takes on the job of showing everyone where to sit.

The show is ready to begin but Daniel is nervous about being on stage. With encouragement from his friends and family, he is reminded that he is not alone and Daniel bravely delivers his welcome to the audience. The play features Miss Elaina who is visited by a fairy (Katerina) and is offered three wishes. Miss Elaina wishes for three presents (played by O the Owl, Prince Wednesday, and Chrissie) but soon regrets this decision when she realizes that she has no friends to play with. The fairy returns and changes the presents to friends for Miss Elaina.

Just as the show is about to finish, the stage lights stop working and Daniel asks the guests to light the stage with their twinkle light lanterns. The play concludes with Miss Elaina pleased to have three new friends.

Everyone gathers on the stage to release their snowflake lanterns in celebration of Snowflake Day!


Appearing In This Episode


The opening song is a holiday version of the usual theme, It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

As in other episodes, there is not a specific strategy offered for future use.

This episode ends with a selection of clips from previous episodes played over the song You Are Special.

Songs from this episode were released for purchase/download in December 2013.

The storyline of this episodes is featured in the book Snowflake Day!.

This episode is included on the DVD Daniel Tiger's Happy Holidays

A short clip from this episode is used during the closing song -- A Neighbor is Here to Help -- of Episode 215b.



Episode Credits

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

2013 The Fred Rogers Company

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