Kids Listen Activity Podcast

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The Kids Listen Activity Podcast is a collaborative effort from members of Kids Listen. While kids across the globe are unexpectedly home from school we’ll be packaging and releasing daily episodes. Each day will be a favorite episode of a new Kids Listen Show, including an activity suggestion to help parents and kids engage more deeply and get the most out of these days. Kids Podcasts can help with learning and fun (which should go hand in hand).

Episode Date
Noodle Loaf: Fortress of Groovitide

A series of interactive music themed games to get you
singing, moving, drawing and laughing.

Apr 07, 2020
Girl Tales: Nova's Lab! Becoming Malala Yousafzai's Microphone

In this episode, kid scientist, Nova travels to Norway in 2014 to become Malala Yousafzai’s microphone as she accepts the Nobel Peace Prize. Learn all about how microphones work and Malala’s fight for girls’ education. Plus! Make your own megaphone with just paper and tape!

Apr 06, 2020
This Week In the Multiverse: Video Games from Other Earths

This Week in the Multiverse is a podcast of skits and stories that aim to find laughs and thrills in the idea of alternate Earths. Recommended for the middle-grade set, ages 8+. More info at This special Kids Listen Activity edition of the show takes clips from past episodes to help set up a guided lesson in creating your very own parallel Earth! After you give it a listen, head to for the step-by-step instructions laid out in the podcast. Also check out for printable alternate Earth worksheets!

Apr 03, 2020
Unspookable: The Black Plague

On this episode of Unspookable we look back at The Black Plague and other historical pandemics to see how working together and trusting science can help in times of confusion. Recommended for middle graders ages 8+.

Apr 02, 2020
Story Spectacular: April fools Day

Today we will celebrate April Fools Day by telling jokes, playing pranks, singing a song and even hearing some foolish "fake" facts. There will be lots of fun friends stopping by, including real-life listeners just like you. It's sure to be the best April Fools Day ever!!! NO FOOLIN'

Apr 01, 2020
Curious Kid Podcast: Lightning and Thunder

In this episode, we learn about lightning and thunder.  What causes lightning?  How hot is lightning?  Can you have lightning without rain?  Can you have thunder without lightning?  Olivia interviews Greg, a meteorologist, to ask him some questions about lightning and thunder and see if some of the things we've heard about lightning and thunder are true.  

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Mar 31, 2020
Best Day Yet

Today we're teaching you a 20 second hand washing song that you can sing every time you wash your hands. This song was inspired by the ancient practice of loving kindness, and it reminds us to take a moment to wish ourselves and our worlds kind thoughts.

Mar 30, 2020
Aaron’s World - Origin of Dinosaurs

Aaron’s World is a fun and imaginative science-themed audio adventure for kids. It’s a 50-episode story that follows the time-traveling adventures of a little boy and his trusty computer companion, as they explore the prehistoric world. In this sample episode, Aaron and FLASH must figure out why they have been teleported to a Mesozoic jungle where dinosaurs are just beginning to evolve.

To learn more about the Aaron’s World podcast visit

You can find the Dino Doodle activity mentioned in this podcast at the link below.

Mar 27, 2020
What If World: What if Dinosaurs Were Alive Today

The episode is a fun story-telling activity, and there’s even a What If Story tossed in as a demonstration.

Lessons include: we are all capable of telling each other fun stories; even the greatest treasure in the world can’t replace all of life’s simple joys.

If you want some questions to use as story prompts, try our What If Question Generator!

Mar 26, 2020
Timestorm: The Storm


Timestorm is a serialized audio fiction podcast about time-traveling twins from Newark, New Jersey. In this episode, Alexa and Beni Ventura are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history.This episode was originally released on 8/1/19. Credits and show notes are available at:!86963

 For accompanying activity, visit:

Mar 25, 2020
Tumble: The Case of the Sparkly Minerals

Today, Tumble is sharing their episode, The Case of the Sparkly Minerals.

In this episode, we take a trip to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, where we get special behind-the-scenes tour of their mineral collection. Plus, we learn what makes rocks sparkly.

This episode comes with an activity to make your own classification system. We have a step-by-step description and printable guides available on

Mar 24, 2020
Little Bedtime Stories

A special Kids Listen Activity Podcast Episode of Little Bedtime Stories! Check for more, and accompanying activities!

Mar 23, 2020
Book Club for Kids - The Crossover

Khalil, Novaun, Kyle, Kofi, and Joseph from Watkins Elementary on Capitol Hill discuss Kwame Alexander's Newbery Award winning novel about brothers and basketball "The Crossover" with host Kitty Felde.

The fifth graders speak frankly about their own relationship with siblings and even admit to a tear or two when an older sister went away to college.

Our celebrity reader is LA Laker Tarik Black. Kwame Alexander joins us as well. 



Mar 20, 2020
Good Words Podcast: Fungible

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell explains the word, "fungible" with excerpts from the book Henry Ford's Own Story by Rose Wilder Lane, a "Do Over" about "The Popular Girls," and concluding song, "Black Socks."  As always, it also includes, "GET IT?!?!?"

Mar 19, 2020
Cool Facts About Animals: Tarantula Hawk Wasps with Dr. Justin Schmidt

We are coming up on our 100th episode, and this one is one of our most popular of all time, and for good reason. We get to speak with Dr. Schmidt, who invented the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. Do you kow how he invented that index? He got stung. A lot. And then told people about how much each one hurt on a scale from 1 to 4. It’s a really fun episode, filled with lots of animal facts from a super cool scientist. After the podcast ends, it’s time to get started on the activity!

Head to to find activities relating to this podcast, including inventing your own index, drawing your defensive superpowers, doing in-depth bug observation, and lots more.

Share your activities with us with help from your adult! Use the hashtag #kidslistenactivitypod to post a photo on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook .

Mar 18, 2020
The Past And the Curious - Bridges!

Two tales connected by bridges. First, Emily Roebling winds up as a lead engineer in the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the first American woman to find herself in such a position.
Second, Sonny Rollins, one fo the greatest saxophonists in history isn’t happy with his playing, despite the fame he receives. His days on a bridge change his life.

Also quiz time, and a visit from Dr. Awkward, the Palindrome Professor.
Featuring Mick Sullivan, Meg Samples, Graeme Gardiner, and Lani Powers.

Originally released April 2018

Activity recommendations at

Mar 17, 2020
Introducing the Kids Listen Activity Podcast

For years Kids Listen has been the leader in kid-focused podcasts, and over the next little while we're coming to a podcatcher near you with an extra layer of engagement. As parents and kids adjust to spending more time at home, we'll be offering some favorite member episodes, in addition to supplemental activity suggestions. Join us for learning and fun!

Mar 15, 2020