822. Plans for Planting: an original short story for kids

Raj is excited to start planting in the community garden! What will he plant?

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 3:50

Plans for Planting Excerpt:

It was a crisp, sunny morning on Ahway Island. Birds chirped cheerily in the trees, singing their happy songs in the shining sun.  A gentle breeze swept past the windows of the Khanna house, carrying with it the last remaining chill of winter.

Raj paced back and forth in the living room. He was feeling a bit impatient as he waited for his mother to finish getting ready for the morning.  His parents had signed up for a plot in the Ahway Island community garden, and today, Raj and his mother were going to go visit so they could start plating!

Today’s Meditation: Relax as you imagine sunlight warming you as you lie in a grassy meadow.

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In the press:

Read about how and why we created Ahway Island in this feature from Global Comment!

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