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Family Friendly Podcasts

Gearing up to spend a few hours in the car traveling for spring break? Looking for something new to do on the morning commute to school?

A podcast is a great way for the entire family to connect and do something together. Check out these family friendly podcasts that everyone in the car will love:

 

Circle Round
Thoughtfully-selected folktales from around the world featuring top talent from the stage and screen. The stories are captivating and compelling and are nearly always accompanied by a positive message or moral.
BEST FOR: preschool and younger elementary

 


Highlights Hangout
A monthly podcast that brings Highlights Magazine to life in a whole new way. It offers a unique audio spin on the stories, characters, puzzles, and jokes, tongue twisters, poems, and wow-worthy science questions.
BEST FOR: preschool and younger elementary                                                                    

 

The Story of Pirates
Listen to a group of world-class actors, comedians, improvisors and musicians who adapt stories written by kids into sketch comedy and musical theater.
BEST FOR: ages 4-10

 

 

Pants on Fire
In the era of fake news, kids need to learn to be able to tell what’s true from what’s false. And what better way to do that than a game show that puts kids in the driver’s seat, adults on the hot seat, and a sound-effects robot strapped to the roof.
BEST FOR: younger tweens



The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian
Finn and his friends Abigail, Elias and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe space station to explore uncharted planets, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe.
BEST FOR: kids and tweens

 


Six Minutes
Eleven-year-old Holiday is pulled from the icy waters of Alaska with no memory of who she is or where she came from. Are her mom and dad really who they say they are? And when she begins to develop incredible abilities, she’ll soon discover she’s not alone in the world.
BEST FOR: tweens


Quest :: Week of April 6

God created us for friendships. He wants us to have friends, and He wants us to be a good friend to others. In fact, He wants it so much, God sent His one and only Son, Jesus, to show us how to be a good friend and make a way for us to be friends with Him forever.

Through children’s early relationships, they are learning how to be a friend, have fun with friends, get along with friends, problem solve with friends, resolve conflict with friends, and above all, love friends. This month, we hope children will learn that Jesus is their friend — the best friend they will ever have.

In this week’s lesson, Jesus shows us how to be a good friend and serve others. 

Cuddle with your child and pray, “Dear God, thank You for another day being [child’s name]’s mom/dad. Help us choose to be a good friend to others the way Jesus is a good friend to us. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

Download this week’s Parent Cue card HERE.


Safari :: Week of April 6

WE’RE LEARNING… Jesus is alive!
MEMORY VERSE: “He has risen!” Mark 16:6b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive! I Matthew 26-28

This month we’re learning, “Jesus is alive!” God sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross to for the wrong thing we’ve done. Three days later, Jesus came back and now He is alive and lives in Heaven.

We will learn the story, “Jesus is Alive!” in Matthew 26-28. It was part of God’s plan for Jesus to die on a cross for us. After Jesus died, some of His friends went to His grave and they were surprised to see an angel. The angel told them, “He isn’t here. He is alive!” Jesus loves us so much that He died on the cross! Now He is alive in Heaven and wants to be our friend forever!

We made a Bible Story Meal Time Mat to help us remember that Jesus is alive. Place the Bible Story Meal Time Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the place mat and review the Bible story with your toddler:

  • Who do you see in the picture? (Jesus, an angel, the women)
  • What did the angel tell the women? (Jesus was not at the tomb. He is alive!)

Say, “Jesus died on the cross for you and me, but He didn’t stay dead. He is alive and He lives in Heaven! Who is alive?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus is alive!”


Motion :: Week of April 6

We can’t always understand why some things happen. But we can believe in a God who keeps His promises. We can have hope, even in the toughest times, because we know He can make something good out of something bad.

We started our new series by taking a look at John 11:1-45 to learn about the time Jesus helped some of his friends who had lost all hope. When Lazarus died, Jesus raised Him back to life and used the opportunity to point people to God. 

Whatever happens, remember how powerful God is. God can do amazing things in your life. We pray that kids will understand when they face something difficult or hard to understand,  they’ll find hope that God’s power can help us through whatever we face.

At dinner tonight, ask: When was a time that hope carried you through something difficult?

Download this week’s ParentCue card HERE.


Motion :: Week of March 30

God is one of a kind. He has no beginning and no end. Everything He has created is unique and one-of-a-kind, including people created in His image.

Every person is an original reflection of God in how they love, care for others, imagine, create, and solve problems. Jesus lived this out in the way He loved all people and helped people feel like they had value no matter who they were or what they had done. We can reflect this in the way we live out how God created us.

We finished our series by taking a look at Matthew 22:34-40 to discover the greatest commandment. With the greatest commandment, Jesus clarified what it meant to follow God. Instead of following hundreds of commands, Jesus said we are to love God and love others as we love ourselves. When we put this into practice, it helps us prioritize love in all of our relationships.

God made me to love others. We’re not meant to do life on our own. God made us for relationships, but for those relationships to thrive, love must be our goal.

Work together to brainstorm some ways you can use your unique talents to show love to others in your family and community this week.

Download this week’s ParentCue card HERE.