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Daniel's Strawberry Seeds

Episode: 320b
Air Date: February 26, 2018
Previous Episode: 320a - Daniel's Goldfish Dies
Next Episode: 321a - Daniel Wants To Be Alone
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Daniel and Margaret go to the Enchanted Garden to pick strawberries for a fruit salad. They pick up Katerina Kittycat on the way.

Inside the garden, they enjoy looking at a mama bird with her baby in a nest. Soon, however, they discover that the strawberry plants in the garden have died. Mom Tiger encourages them to ask questions and explains that the plants are no longer growing or able to make new strawberries. Daniel and Katerina are sad and ask several questions about the dead plants.

Mom Tiger suggests planting seeds for new strawberry plants which makes Daniel and Katerina feel a little bit better. As they plant their seeds, Daniel find a worm and make-believes that he is underground with the worm.

Daniel and Katerina are disappointed that they will not have strawberries to contribute to the fruit salad. Prince Wednesday, who has been picking blueberries, offers to provide his berries on behalf of his friends.

When the friends look in the bird's nest a second time, they find that the mama bird is missing and wonder where she might be. Mom Tiger explains that the mama bird may have gone to find food for her baby. The mama bird returns with food as everyone gathers to mix the fruit salad.


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Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a girl planting flowers.



This episode originally aired along with Episode 1101 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- a pairing made in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Among others, the strategy from this episode was used in the special episode, Won't You Sing Along With Me?.



Episode Credits

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

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