155. The Build: a mindful story for kids

155. The Build: a mindful story for kids

The construction crew has a new build. What will they make today?

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “The Build” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

The Build Excerpt:

Ellie the Excavator woke with a smile, as usual.  She was ready to continue the tunnel project and hoped that the others were ready as well.  Sunshine spilled into her cozy garage as the door slowly rolled open. Ellie rumbled happily out of her garage, excited to see the others. Of course Danny the Dump Truck was already out and waiting for Ellie.  He felt excited, too.

“What took you so long?” Danny asked with a twinkle in his eye.

“I didn’t want to wake you,” Ellie replied, smiling. “Are you ready to work on the tunnel again?”

“I sure am!  I think the train noticed us last time, and wants to use it as well.  So we had better get going,”  Danny said.

“Hold on, Danny.”  Ellie understood his excitement; she wanted to impress the train, too.  “We’re going to need the others today.  We finished digging the trench, remember?”

Then the little excavator spotted Dizzy the Concrete Mixer.  Dizzy drove over towards them, already spinning. Ronald the Roller joined them as well, eager to get started.

Then the Contractor walked out to the construction crew.

“OK, everyone.” He paused.  “Ellie and Danny have done a great job digging the tunnel carefully through the forest.”

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness.

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In the press:

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