Are you already running out of social distancing activities that will entertain the kiddos for more than ten minutes? Look no further than Elmo’s Playdate: Scavenger Hunt, which will premiere on Thursday, August 6, on HBO Max.
Elmo’s Playdate is joining forces with Sesame Workshop (a nonprofit educational organization) to launch an all-new half-hour special that’s designed to help children find joy in staying home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Elmo’s Playdate: Scavenger Hunt follows Elmo as he teams up with Abby Cadabby for a virtual scavenger hunt. The pair communicate via video chat, all while enlisting the help of other Sesame Street friends, including Big Bird, Grover, Rosita, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie.
Along the way, Elmo runs into several familiar faces, like Amy Sedaris, who walks viewers through an easy craft activity for the entire family. Oh, and how could we forget about Gabrielle Union, who kicks off a sing-along? The silly references and surprising twists will have your kids giggling until the very end—so much so that it might be played on a continuous loop. (You’ve been warned.)