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Story On: adventures in storytelling for kids

Join us as we explore the elements of storytelling in a fun and engaging way – through the performance of original stories! Story On is created for kids aged K-5 and aims to inspire them to share their own stories. Subscribe to stay connected. Visit storyonpodcast.com for more information. Proud #kidslisten member!

Episodes

  • Beware the Flowers of the Forest - Fairy Tales

    Feb 26 2021

    Laura talks about what makes a fairy tale...a fairy tale. Then, she shares her story "Beware the Flowers of the Forest." Farmer Wyatt and his horse Ivy are traveling an unfamiliar road when they find themselves drawn into a nearby forest with the most incredible flowers. When Wyatt bends down to smell the beautiful blossoms, he is instantly spellbound and doomed to spend the rest of his days stuck in the horrible paradise. Being immune to the spell, Ivy sets off to find the evil sorcer...more

  • Dotty and Stripes Forever - Making a Silly Story About Friendship

    Feb 12 2021

    Laura talks about how she went about planning a silly story about friendship. Then, she shares her story "Dotty and Stripes Forever." Dotty and Stripes are a mismatched pair of socks. Stripes gets tired of the same old thing and decides to take off on an epic adventure. Things go wrong almost immediately but, lucky for Stripes, Dotty will do anything to help his best friend. Are they just two stray socks destined for the garbage or the perfect pair? Find out in this footwarming tale in...more

  • Guardians of the Toast - Wonky Wednesdays with Story On

    Jan 31 2021

    Laura introduces Wonky Wednesdays, which take place the first Wednesday of every month on our twitter and instagram feeds. Then, she shares her story "Guardians of the Toast." This story is based on the Wonky Wednesday story idea for January. Jett and Charlie are two birds reluctantly doing their part to guard the magical bird toast while the rest of their flock is having tons of fun splashing in a little pool. Unbeknownst to the birds, a sly little fox named Cece is slowly making her ...more

  • The Christmas Blast by Lincoln - Our Whoopsie! Writing Contest Winner!!

    Jan 13 2021

    We are thrilled to present to you the winning story of Whoopsie! our holiday writing contest for kids! This hilarious story is written by 11-year-old Lincoln from Brooklyn, NY. Enjoy!! :)Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode!Become a patron by signing up for as little as $2 a month. https://www.patreon.com/storyonpodcastConnect with us on twitter (@storyonpodcast) and on Instagram (Story On Podcast)Visit storyonpodcast.com for more information.

  • Rudolphia the Red-Nosed Deer Mouse - A Familiar Story with a Twist!

    Dec 27 2020

    Laura talks about how you can put a twist on a familiar story to make it your own. Then, she tells her story "Rudolphia the Red-Nosed Deer Mouse." Rudolphia is a little mouse on her way to watch the 2000th annual Reindeer Games when she finds herself in an unexpected situation. Santa is missing and the world is counting on her to find him! Will Rudolphia be able to save Christmas!? Draw a picture of Rudolphia the Red-Nosed Deer Mouse! Don't forget her shiny red nose! Make sure to ...more

  • Whoopsie! A Holiday Writing Contest for Kids!

    Dec 23 2020

    Story On is excited to be holding a writing contest for kids! More info over at storyonpodcast.comWe'd like to thank our friends at Whenever Wherever Kids Podcast, Cool Facts About Animals, and Story Seeds for helping us spread the word about our contest! The promo code for Imagination Lab: Experiments in Creativity  is IMAGINATION.Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode!Become a patron by signing up for as little as $2 a month. https://www.patreon.com/storyonpodcast...more

  • Journey to the Realm of Sweets - Foreshadowing

    Dec 05 2020

    Laura shares some exciting news! Then, she talks about foreshadowing and what it can add to a story. Next, in  "Journey to the Realm of Sweets," an adventure that starts at the sledding hill takes a sugary turn. But this magical place isn't as sweet as it seems. Find out why!Can you draw a picture of the Realm of Sweets? Or the tricky character the girls meet there?Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode!Become a patron by signing up for as little as $2 a m...more

  • Princess Scratchipants and the Thanksgiving CATastrophe - Personification

    Nov 24 2020

    Laura talks about personification. Then, she shares her story "Princess Scratchipants and the Thanksgiving CATastrophe." Princess Scratchipants is a cat on a mission. Will she get the bite of the thanksgiving turkey that she so desperately wants!?Can you draw a picture of Princess Scratchipants on her mission??Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode!Become a patron by signing up for as little as $2 a month. https://www.patreon.com/storyonpodcastVisit storyonpodc...more

  • The Trolls' Cabin - Irony

    Nov 21 2020

    Laura discusses what irony can add to a story. Then, she shares her story "The Trolls' Cabin." Anthony and his sister Makela discover a family of trolls that live in a tiny cabin. The children are enjoying getting to know the trolls when some unexpected company arrives. Who will it be? Draw a picture of the trolls' cabin and how you imagine it! Can you include the children and the other characters in your picture?Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode...more

  • The Creature in my Candy - Starting with ACTION!

    Oct 30 2020

    Laura shares why it can be fun to start a story with action. Then, she shares the story "The Creature in my Candy." Sarah is shocked to find an unusual creature hiding in her candy wrapper. Little does she know this tiny guy has even more surprises in store for her! Find out what in our last Halloween story this month! How do you imagine Zroiq and his family? Draw a picture! We love seeing your art and reading your stories! Send them to laura@storyonpodcast.com.Make sure to subscribe t...more

  • The Legend of Boogery Larry - Urban Legends

    Oct 24 2020

    This is our third Halloween episode! Laura talks about urban legends. Then, she shares her story "The Legend of Boogery Larry." Lydia and Felix decide to play a game and end up getting more than they bargained for. Will Boogery Larry be there to stay!?How do you imagine Boogery Larry?? Draw a picture of how he looks in your mind. Take a picture and send it to laura@storyonpodcast.com! We love seeing your drawings and may even ask to share it online! :)Make sure to subscribe to Story On...more

  • Becoming a Therewolf - Starting with a Hook

    Oct 17 2020

    This is our second Halloween story of the month! Laura talks about a few ways that you can hook your audience in the beginning of a story. Then, she tells the story "Becoming a Therewolf." Fuzzy is a werewolf that loves chasing squirrels and eating berries. Then, an encounter with some frightened children changes everything. Will she find the peace she's looking for!?Do you have an idea for a home that could turn a where-wolf into a there-wolf!? Draw or build it! Take a picture an...more

  • It Went Dance in the Night - Halloween Nouns

    Oct 10 2020

    This is our first Halloween story of the month! Laura draws five Halloween nouns from a jar to help her create her story. Then, she shares the story "It Went Dance in the Night." Boney is a decorative Halloween skeleton that comes alive at night to do what he loves most...dance! Boney realizes that he must find a partner to dance with. He tries a couple silly options but they don't seem to be a good fit. Will he be able to find the perfect dance partner!?Do you have a Halloween sk...more

  • Halloween Announcement!

    Oct 04 2020

    Listen in for a short and exciting Halloween announcement! Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode!Become a patron by signing up for as little as $2 a month. https://www.patreon.com/storyonpodcastVisit storyonpodcast.com for more information.

  • Cicely's Quest for Company - The Unexpected

    Oct 03 2020

    Laura talks about how unexpected events or details can make a story more interesting. Then, she tells the story "Cicely's Quest for Company." Cicely is an unusual character and she is struggling to find some good company. Time is running out. Will she be able to find what she's looking for!? Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode!Become a patron by signing up for as little as $2 a month. https://www.patreon.com/storyonpodcastVisit storyonpodcast.com f...more

  • The Boy from the Sea - Plot

    Sep 26 2020

    In this week's episode, Laura and a special guest talk about plot. Then, Laura tells the story "The Boy from the Sea." Maria meets a special kid named Dax. She wants to be his friend but Dax's mom thinks that's a terrible idea. An unexpected turn of events could provide Maria a chance to prove herself, but will she be brave enough?Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode!Become a patron by signing up for as little as $2 a month. https://www.patreon...more

  • Shock of the Cyborg - Setting (Time)

    Sep 19 2020

    Laura talks time in the setting of a story. Then, she shares "Shock of the Cyborg." Twins Jayden and Sebastian get caught in a thunderstorm and have to deal with the consequences. Will they be able to cope!?Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode!Become a patron by signing up for as little as $2 a month. https://www.patreon.com/storyonpodcastVisit storyonpodcast.com for more information.

  • Persimmon of Orangetown - Inspiration

    Sep 12 2020

    Laura had a different plan for today's show, but she was just so inspired by another idea, she decided to change her plan. Laura shares what inspired her and then tells the story "Persimmon of Orangetown." Persimmon lives in a world very different from ours, but could it all change with a chance discovery and a dash of adventure? Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode!Become a patron by signing up for as little as $2 a month. https://www.patreon.com/storyo...more

  • When the Eggs Hatch... - Setting (Place)

    Sep 05 2020

    Laura and a special guest talk about setting. Then, in the story When the Eggs Hatch..., Clara and her little brother John find some frog eggs in their neighborhood pond. After the kids get the eggs home and settled in the tank, the eggs begin to change. It quickly becomes apparent that these are not frog eggs. What could they be? Give a listen to find out!Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode!Become a patron by signing up for as little as $2 a month. https://www.patreo...more

  • Next-door Neighbors, Part 2 - Protagonists and Antagonists

    Aug 29 2020

    In this episode, a special guest stops by to talk about protagonists and antagonists in a story. Then, Laura shares Next-door Neighbors, Part 2. In this story, Max continues to learn about his magical discovery. Chloe causes a big problem for Max. Will he be able to solve it without Chloe finding out?Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode!Become a patron by signing up for as little as $2 a month. https://www.patreon.com/storyonpodcastVisit storyonpodcast.com for more inf...more

  • Next-door Neighbors, Part 1 - Designing Characters

    Aug 29 2020

    In this episode, Laura thinks about who she wants her characters to be for her next story. Then, she tells part one of Next-door Neighbors. In this story, Max makes a pretty surprising discovery in his backyard. He has find out more!Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode!Become a patron by signing up for as little as $2 a month. https://www.patreon.com/storyonpodcastVisit storyonpodcast.com for more information. 

  • Arya's Magic Day - Brainstorming

    Aug 28 2020

    Laura is ready for her very first show...except she needs to think of an idea for a story first. Join her as she brainstorms for ideas and then tells the story of Arya, a kid who discovers she has a very unusual and unbelievable problem. Will she be able to fix it? Make sure to subscribe to Story On so you never miss an episode!Become a patron by signing up for as little as $2 a month. https://www.patreon.com/storyonpodcastVisit storyonpodcast.com for more information.