813. Peaceful Pond: a mindful story and meditation for kids

Oliver Elephant wants to be rowdy at the pond, but Hettie Hippo is in the mood for more quiet games. What will they do?

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:10

Peaceful Pond Excerpt:

In Ahway Island’s Animal Sanctuary, the bright morning sun lit up the vast grassland below. The sky was clear and blue, with only the occasional fluffy cloud lazily floating by. Oliver Elephant woke up to the sun shining on his back, warming his skin like a blanket.  For a moment, Oliver considered closing his eyes again and just basking in the comforting sun rays for a bit more. But then he remembered – he, his mother, and the other elephants were going to travel to the big pond today!

Oliver enjoyed going to the pond. It was deeper and wider than the nearby pool. Oliver loved to play in the water and the mud with his friend Hettie the hippopotamus. Oliver liked to jump and splash in the pond, and he couldn’t wait to show it to all the other elephants.

Today’s Meditation: Picture floating in the safe and comforting waters of a tranquil pool.

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