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We're on a mission to bring traditional virtues to modern kids! Young hearts and minds are formed by the stories they are told which is why each original episode will highlight a traditional virtue such as courage, honor, grace, and beauty. These captivating stories & songs will sweep your kids into…

Lamplighter Kids Stories


    • Nov 24, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    37. Thankfulness: Mrs. Smith's Colorful Pumpkin Experiment

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 20:42

    Our virtue in this episode is: Thankfulness! Mrs. Smith has been growing pumpkins for many years now and one day she has a question. Why do pumpkins always have to be orange? Why can't they grow in many different rainbow colors? Join us in our episode today as Mrs. Smith and her new friend Aliah use science to try and create colorful pumpkins. Discussion questions for kids: Question 1) What things are you thankful for today? Question 2) What does it feel like when you are thankful?

    36. Loyalty: Kids, A Cat, and LEGO at Night Act 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 24:07

    Our virtue in this episode is: Loyalty! Join us for the conclusion of our great LEGO adventure as Jun, Kai, and Nightwalker journey across the house to see what happened to Sky. What dangers will they face on their way? Will Jun and Kai be able to get big again before sunrise? Find out on our adventure today! Discussion questions for kids: Question 1) When you have a need, who comes to help you? Would you say that person is loyal to you? Question 2) Are you loyal to someone - a friend, family member, or pet? Tell your adult why you like to be loyal to that person!

    35. Loyalty: Two Kids, A Cat, and LEGO at Night Act 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 22:47

    Our virtue in this episode is: Loyalty! If you love to play with LEGO then you will love this adventure! Come meet Jun and Kai, two siblings who love to play with LEGOs together. Then, in the middle of the night, something strange happens which casts them into an unexpected adventure! Find out what it is in this episode! Discussion questions for kids: - We will add discussion questions in Act 2 of this story!

    34. Compassion: The Tobler's Alaska Adventure

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 22:51

    Our virtue in this episode is: Compassion! The Tobler family has a unique hobby: flying their small plane together! When they decide to rent a cabin in Alaska for a month and enjoy flying around up there, they don't realize what surprising adventures await. Follow them on their journey today and find out what it means to have compassion! Discussion questions for kids: 1. What does compassion feel like? 2. How did the Tobler's show compassion to the calf in this story?

    Momo's Summer Camp Stories #4: The Grand Finale

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 6:07

    Momo McSquirrel is bringing you the last episode of Momo's Summer Camp Stories today! Come listen to the grand finale with Momo, Sammy, Yuki, and Dolores... and don't be too surprised when Momo keeps getting distracted by thoughts of acorns! We hope you enjoy this final episode of Momo's Summer Camp Stories!

    Momo's Summer Camp Stories #3: Dolores the Sparrow

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 7:11

    Momo McSquirrel is bringing you another exciting story today while Rebecca is on summer vacation! Come listen while Momo interviews his friend, Dolores the Sparrow, and listens to a thrilling story of bravery! While you're listening, see if you can spot the virtue. We hope you enjoy this third episode of Momo's Summer Camp Stories!

    Momo's Summer Camp Stories #2: Yuki the Rabbit (Fixed!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 6:47

    Momo McSquirrel is bringing you another exciting story today while Rebecca is on summer vacation! Come listen while Momo interviews his friend, Yuki the Rabbit, about how a few stolen carrots ended up turning into a great friendship. While you're listening, see if you can spot the virtue! We hope you enjoy this second episode of Momo's Summer Camp Stories!

    Momo's Summer Camp Stories #2: Yuki the Rabbit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 6:07

    Momo McSquirrel is bringing you another exciting story today while Rebecca is on summer vacation! Come listen while Momo interviews his friend, Yuki the Rabbit, about how a few stolen carrots ended up turning into a great friendship. While you're listening, see if you can spot the virtue! We hope you enjoy this second episode of Momo's Summer Camp Stories!

    Momo's Summer Camp Stories #1: Sammy the Reindeer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 6:07

    Momo McSquirrel is bringing you an exciting story today while Rebecca is on summer vacation! Come listen while Momo interviews his friend, Sammy the Reindeer, about something wonderful that happened to him in his ice cream shop. While you're listening, see if you can spot the virtue! We hope you enjoy this first episode of Momo's Summer Camp Stories!

    Courage: Captain FluffyCheeks and the Hamsternauts Go to Space

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 27:11

    Our virtue in this episode is: Courage! Join Captain FluffyCheeks and his team of hamsternauts team as they try to become the first hamsters to ever walk on the moon. As they travel through space in the LunaWisker1 they encounter a problem. Will they have enough courage to make it fix this problem? Find out in our episode today! Discussion questions for kids: Question 1) What does it mean to have courage? Question 2) Can you think of a time when you had to be courageous? Tell your adult about it!

    Confidence: The Firetruck Who Always Lost His Way

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 22:25

    This episode is all about a firetruck named Splash who has a big problem. Every time the fire station bell rings, he looses all his confidence and gets lost. He wishes with all his heart that he could be a firetruck hero, but how can that happen if he can never get to the emergencies in time? Listen to today’s episode to find out if Splash learns how to find his way! Discussion questions for kids: Question 1) What kind of things are you good at doing? Do you have confidence in your ability to do these things? Question 2) Why is it important to have confidence?

    Wisdom: The Young Saddle Merchant and the Sultan’s Palace Act 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 24:10

    Join us for the rest of the story about Tariq the young saddle merchant! What will happen to him as he goes to meet with the Sultan? Can he help the Sultan with his problem? What if the Sultan doesn’t like the wisdom that Tariq shares? Find out what wisdom is and why it’s important in this episode! Discussion questions for kids: Question 1) Can you think of somebody wise in real life or in a story? What wise decisions did they make? Question 2) What could have happened if the Sultan didn’t listen to Tariq’s wise advice?

    Wisdom: The Young Saddle Merchant and the Sultan's Palace Act 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 21:18

    Today’s story will take you on a journey far away to a city surrounded by hot, sandy deserts. Here in this city a young man named Tariq is known both for the beautiful saddles he makes and also for the wisdom he holds. When the Sultan - the ruler of all the land - hears about this wise saddle maker, he decides to seek his wisdom, as well. Will Tariq be able to help the Sultan with his problem? Or will his fear overcome him? Discussion questions for kids: - We will add discussion questions in Act 2 of this story!

    Creativity: Bunny Ballerinas and the Great Happy Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 20:37

    Meet Jingle, a bunny who loves ballet dancing almost as much as she loves her older sister, Jubilee. After a very sad mishap, Jingle comes up with an idea that could make everything a little bit better. But… will she be able to do it in time? Join us in this episode to see how using creativity can help make the world a more beautiful place! Discussion questions for kids: Question 1) What are your favorite ways to use your creativity? Question 2) Can you think of anyone who’s used their creativity to make the world a more beautiful place?

    Honesty: An Exciting Adventure for Samira the Cheetah

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2021 19:53

    Our virtue in this episode is: Honesty! Cheetahs and children are not supposed to play together… at least that’s what Samira’s mom had said ever since she was a young cheetah cub. Find out what happens when Samira accidentally stumbles upon the human village and has an exciting adventure there. Should she tell her mother the truth? What will her mother think? Find out in today’s episode! Discussion questions for kids: Question 1) Why is it important to practice honesty? Question 2) Can you remember a time where you did or didn’t practice honesty? How did it make you feel?

    Diligence: Brando Bird and The Great Acorn Tournament

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 21:41

    Our virtue in this story is: diligence! Brando Bird is very keeps messing up during practice for the Great Acorn Tournament. Even his team mates are annoyed at his constant fumbling. When his dad shares a story with him about what diligence means, it gives Brando an idea. Will it help Brando’s team with the Great Acorn Tournament? Find out in today’s episode! Discussion questions for kids: Question 1: What are some goals you have that need diligence to reach them? Question 2: Have you ever worked very hard to accomplish something? Tell your adult about it!

    Acceptance: A Horse in Unicorn Land

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2021 19:16

    Cassup loves being a unicorn in Unicorn Land. The flowers are sweet, the grasses come in all different colors, and the rivers are made of juice. Then, somebody very different moves into their land - a horse family! Will Cassup be able to have fun with the new young horse (who isn't magical), or should she just play with her old friends? Find out in our episode! Discussion questions for kids: Question 1: When do you feel accepted by others? Question 2: What are some good ways to show acceptance to people who may look or act differently than you?

    Gentleness: The Surprising Roar that Makes a New Dental Assistant

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 20:18

    Our virtue in this story is: Gentleness! Meet Bonnie, a monkey in the zoo who dreams of becoming a dental assistant. Little does she know that her dream may be closer than she thought when the lion across the way chips his tooth. Will she be able to help him? Will the dentist be gentle enough to fix a lion's tooth? Find out in our episode! Discussion questions for kids: Question 1: What is gentleness? Question 2: Do you know someone who is a gentle person?

    Joy: The Winter Rescue Act 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2020 18:32

    Join us on an our final act of Bodie and Braiden's adventure! They will face difficulties, meet an unexpected friend, and find out what it really means to find joy. Discussion questions for kids: Question 1: What or who brings you the most joy? Question 2: Why is it important to remember that joy waits for us on the other side of sadness?

    Joy: The Winter Rescue Act 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 18:05

    Join us on an epic adventure today as twin brothers Bodie and Braiden decide to rescue their dear Grandma Evie from a sneaky fox. They learn along the way that joy doesn’t always come easy, especially when something you love has been taken. Will they get through the forest safely? Will they find the sneaky fox? Find out in our episode! Discussion Questions for Kids: Find them in our next episode!

    Holiday Announcement: Letters from Momo is Here!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 0:55

    Letters from Momo is a once-a-month, snail-mail subscription service where Momo writes to his fans about virtues! To subscribe or learn more about Letters from Momo, please visit www.lamplighterkids.com!

    Thankfulness: What Happened at Benjamin’s Amazing and Altogether Fun and Fantastic Toy Shop

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 24:26

    Our virtue in this episode is: Thankfulness! Prince Filipe loves buying toys from Benjamin - the greatest toymaker in town. One day while shopping for yet another toy, Prince Filipe meets Luciana, the toymaker’s assistant. Little does he know that this new friend will teach him some big lessons about thankfulness! Discussion questions for kids: Question 1: Can you think of 3 things that you are thankful for? Question 2: Do you think it’s harder to be thankful when you have a lot or a little?

    Kindness: Gary the Garden Gnome and His Pumpkin Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 21:26

    Our virtue in this episode is: Kindness! Gary is a beloved garden gnome. His bright clothes and happy face bring joy to all the kids who walk by his garden. Then a large autumn storm blows through, causing the gardener to forget to put Gary back in the shed for the winter. Will Gary have to spend the long cold winter outside? Find out what happens in today’s episode! Discussion questions for kids: Questions 1: Can you think of someone who has shown you kindness? How did they show you kindness? Question 2: How can you show kindness to someone around you today?

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    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 0:59

    Humility: A Race Car Dream Come True

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2020 21:09

    Our virtue in this episode is: Humility! Meet FireFlash - the fastest race car in the world! He is very popular among cars everywhere, but one night learns that there's more than just racing and fame when he meets a young car named Sam. Will FireFlash choose humility and help Sam achieve his race car dreams? Find out in our episode! Discussion questions for kids: Question 1: What does it mean to practice humility? Quesiton 2: Can you think of someone in a book or a movie or in real life who practiced humility?

    Presence: The Wise Old Tree and the Very Busy Gardener

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2020 21:24

    Our virtue in this episode is: Presence! Up on a quiet hill in the middle of a busy city lives an old wise tree. She loved living life slowly, and wanted to help others to do the same. One day she decided that she needed to help the park’s gardener, who was always very busy, to enjoy the sunrise happening right in front of him. Come listen and see what can happen when we slow down and enjoy the beauty all around us! Discussion questions for kids: 1) What are some of the things that you like to enjoy in your life? 2) How does it make you feel when you notice the beautiful things around you?

    Love: Ninja Dog Island and the Boy Who Needed a Friend

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2020 19:02

    Our virtue in this episode is: Love! Come visit Ninja Dog Island off the coast of Japan where many dogs are training to find their future families. Michi is one of those Ninja Dogs, dreaming of the day when he'll find his forever home. When will that day come? What kind of family will need him? Will he be able to love and defend his new family? Find out in today's episode! Discussion questions for kids: Question 1: Who are the people that you love most in your life? How do they make you feel? Question 2: What are some ways you can show those people you love them?

    Patience: The Hermit Crab Who Waited for a Shell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2020 20:47

    Our virtue in this episode is: Patience! Follow Jerome the Hermit Crab as he longs for a new shell for his home. Every day he looks in the tide pools to see if any shiny new shells have washed up, but every day he is disappointed. Will he find a new shell before he gets noticed by the hungry seagulls? Listen to today's episode to find out! Discussion questions for kids: Question 1) Can you remember a time in your life where you had to have patience to wait for something good? Question 2) What does it feel like when you have patience? What does it feel like when you don’t have patience?

    Loyalty: The Llama Discovery in Machu Picchu

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2020 19:47

    Our virtue in this episode is: Loyalty! Join us high up in the Andes mountains where we meet a pack llama named Flora. She loves her job and especially loves her wonderful owner, Elena. While they are hiking around the ruins of Machu Picchu, they encounter an exciting and dangerous adventure! Discussion question for kids: 1) Can you think of someone who is loyal to you? How does it make you feel knowing that they’re loyal to you? 2) Can you think of a character in a movie or book who practiced the virtue of loyalty?

    Hope: How Marco Found his Family After the Storm Act 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2020 16:10

    Our virtue in this episode is: Hope! Join us to hear the rest of the story about Marco and his journey through the jungle. Will he be able to find his way home? Will he ever find out who his first family was or where he came from? Find out in our exciting episode today! Discussion questions for kids: 1) Why is it good to have hope? 2) Has there been a time when you’ve felt hopeful even when something bad happened?

    Hope: How Marco Found his Family After the Storm Act 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2020 19:35

    Our virtue in this episode is: Hope! Meet Marco, a boy who lives in an amazing hot air balloon home with his kind caregivers, Don and Elizabeth. They had found him alone in the jungle as a young boy and took him into their lives and hearts. Come join us for Act 1 of the story as they try and discover who Marco's first family is... until a large storm interrupts all their plans! Discussion questions for kids: * Find them in the next episode which will conclude this adventure!

    Resilience: The Big Explosion in Dinosaur Valley

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2020 18:33

    Our virtue in this episode is: Resilience! Come with us on a prehistoric adventure today. Ella the maiasaura just hatched from her egg and is enjoying the beautiful valley that she lives in when all of the sudden, something surprising happens that could ruin the dinosaurs valley forever. What will the dinosaurs decide to do? Find out in our story today! Discussion questions for Kids: Question 1: Think about a time that something hard happened to you and you had to practice resilience… what did it feel like? Question 2: Can you think of anybody in a movie, book, or maybe even your life, who has practiced resilience?

    Empathy: The Leprechaun in Fairy Forest Act 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2020 20:36

    Our virtue in this episode is: Empathy! Last time we heard about the two fairy friends Fergus and Fiana and how they found a leprechaun stealing all the four-leaf clovers! How will the three fairy kingdoms react to this news? Will they get their four-leaf clovers back? Discussion questions for Kids: Question 1: What does empathy mean? Question 2: Can you think of a real example when someone showed you empathy? Maybe your mom or dad or a friend? How did it make you feel?

    Empathy: The Leprechaun in Fairy Forest Act 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2020 16:35

    Our virtue in this episode is: Empathy! Join us for Act 1 of an epic adventure featuring fairy kingdoms, mossy forests, four-leaf clovers, and leprechauns. In this episode you will meet the fairy friends Fiana and Fergus and find out what they saw in the forest that will shock all the fairies of the 3 Kingdoms. Discussion questions for kids: * Find them in the next episode which will conclude this adventure!

    Friendship: The Lonely Robot who Took Out the Trash

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2020 19:34

    Our virtue today is: Friendship! Join us as we travel to the future where robots do all the household chores. TR4 is just another robot and... he's very lonely. None of the other robots in the house want to talk or play with him, they are all busy doing their jobs. Will he ever find a friend? Find out in today's episode! Discussion questions for kids: 1) Who are some of your good friends? What do you like about each of those people? 2) What makes someone a good friend?

    Grace: A Bee and A Shrew Find Dessert in the Desert

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2020 18:27

    Our virtue today is: Grace! Today's story takes place in the hot desert of Africa. Zuri the shrew loves nothing more than to drink the sweet nectar from the flowers in the springtime, but, just as he finds the last patch of flowers, a mean bee steals them away from him! Will Zuri remain angry at the bee, or will he choose to show her grace and help her when she's in need? Find out in our episode! Discussion questions for kids: 1) What is grace? 2) Has anyone ever given you grace? Has your mom or dad or friend been kind to you even when you have been mean to them? How did that make you feel?

    Perseverance: The Pigeon Choir of Notre Dame

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2020 18:01

    Our virtue today is: Perseverance! Join us in the beautiful city of Paris where we meet the famous pigeon choir of the Notre Dame. Ever since she was little, Madeline Macron has dreamed of joining the choir but - will she sing well enough during the try-outs to be chosen? Sometimes reaching your dreams requires a lot more work than you expected! Discussion questions for kids: 1) What are some of your dreams? What do you want to be when you grow up? 2) Have you ever persevered when something got hard? How did it feel when you did that? Was it worth it in the end?

    Bravery: Timothy the Barn Mouse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2020 18:51

    Our virtue today is: Bravery! Meet Timothy, a little mouse with a big problem - he is scared of almost everything! He was the last mouse in the world who ever thought he could be brave, but then something happens that helps him change his mind. He realizes that being brave doesn't always mean being big and strong, sometimes you can choose to be brave even when you feel scared! Discussion questions for kids: 1) When do you feel scared? 2) What does it look like for you to be brave when you’re scared?

    Compassion: Mortimer and the Christmas Owl

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2019 16:53

    Our virtue today is: Compassion! Mortimer is a happy old cat, content with his way of life when something happens that shakes up his normal. Join us for a snowy, heart-warming Christmas story and learn more about what it means to have compassion! Discussion questions for kids: 1) How do you think Mortimer felt when he saw that the little owl couldn't get out of the stocking on his own? 2) Has anyone ever shown you compassion? How did it make you feel?

    Generosity: The Frost Feast Act 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2019 17:09

    Our virtue today is: Generosity! Join us for the last part of our Frost Feast adventure! Will Aprina be able to collect enough gifts to give to the merchildren across the trench? Will the Frost Feast be saved? Find out what generosity looks like in our story today! Discussion questions for kids: 1) What are some ways you can show generosity to others this season? 2) How do you think it makes others feel when you are generous towards them?

    Generosity: The Frost Feast Act 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2019 15:52

    Our virtue today is: Generosity! This festive holiday story takes place... underwater! Get to know Aprina, an Arctic mermaid, as she discovers a world she never knew existed, and is faced with a choice she never thought she'd have to make.

    Forgiveness: The Tale of Pokey Town Act 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2019 15:34

    Our virtue today is: Forgiveness! Come hear the second and final part of the Tale of Pokey Town. Thanks to Mertle and Gerty, the hedgehogs have found their missing diamond but... there is a problem. Find out what happens in this exciting and heart-warming episode! Discussion questions for kids: 1) What is forgiveness and why is it important to forgive? 2) Have you ever had to forgive someone for hurting you? How did it make you feel after you forgave them?

    Forgiveness: The Tale of Pokey Town Act 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2019 13:56

    Our virtue today is: Forgiveness! Come hear the first part of the Tale of Pokey Town where you will meet talking hedgehogs! They love their town and they love each other but one morning they wake up to find that something awful had happened! The hedgies of Pokey Town are shocked and angry. What will they do? Find out in our adventure today!

    Beauty on the Inside: The Surprising Birthday Present

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2019 15:49

    Our virtue today is: Beauty on the Inside! Join Momo and Rebecca as they tell a story about a young boy who wants a dog more than anything else in the world. Instead of a dog, though, he ends up with a very... surprising present. Find out what happens in our story today! Discussion questions for kids: 1) What does it mean to have beauty on the inside? 2) Can you think of anyone you know who is beautiful on the inside? How do they make you feel?

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