535. Tree Party: a soothing story and meditation for children

Simon Cicada plans a tree party for his old friends and ends up inviting a new friend as well.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:46

Tree Party Excerpt:

It was an early summer morning and Simon Cicada woke up with a great idea! He stretched his little legs and wings as the sun gently shone on him. Simon had realized that it had been far too long since he had spent time with his friends Dharma Dragonfly and Letitia Ladybug. The three friends all lived in the forest on Ahway Island and spent their days flying around the big, beautiful forest. Recently, the trio hadn’t had the chance to spend time together, so Simon decided to do something special for them.


“I know just what to do!” Simon said to himself. “I’ll throw a tree party!”


Simon started to get everything ready. He timed his party to ensure that the sun was shining right on his tree where the party would take place. He made sure there were plenty of leaves around to snack on and he even gently cleaned off the flowers. Finally, Simon was happy with the state of his home so he flew off to find his friends.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine that you are a graceful willow tree in today’s meditation.

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