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Best Day Yet: Affirmations, Meditations, & Mindfulness For Kids

Best Day Yet: Affirmations, Meditations, & Mindfulness For Kids

By Marjorie Stordeur


We lead affirmations + adventures + mindfulness tools for calmer, kinder, more confident kids.


We teach meditation, mindfulness, and affirmations for kids in a way that is fun and engaging for the whole family!


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Trillions of Cells Are Cheering You On!🧫📣
Brand new episode out today and it's all about the cells in our body cheering us on! We wrote and recorded this episode in response to a listener who asked for ways to feel less lonely. This is our last episode in season 3.  We are taking a break from writing and producing to slow down and be more mindful in our personal lives. Thank you for your patience as we take care of ourselves during this time. To learn about the 20 exclusive episodes on our Patreon account visit www.Patreon.com/bestdayyet To learn about sponsoring Best Day Yet visit https://www.bestdayyetpodcast.com/contact/ Today's Affirmations:  I am never alone. My breath is my constant friend My heart is beating for ME I've got trillions of cells and every single one of them is  cheering me on. My body is singing my song I've got this
13:00
March 07, 2022
You choose KIND (Even to Your Siblings)
This episode is about building our KINDNESS SUPERPOWERS! It's about being kind to your brother or your sister...which is not always easy to do. Ansel & Annie help practice the affirmations for superpowered sibling kindness and brainstorm ways to be more kind to our siblings. Todays' affirmations: I have the kindest heart My words are patient and kind I look for the good in everyone, even my sibling When it's too hard to be patient, I step away, and I take deep belly breaths Even when it's hard to do I choose kind, I choose kind, I choose kind I am the best brother I am the best sister YET
15:05
February 14, 2022
My Body Deserves Kindness & Respect
This new episode is all about appreciating our miraculous bodies. Our bodies do a lot for us every day and sometimes we forget to say thank you. So today we're going to thank our eyes, our ears, our noses, our mouths, our digestive systems, our hands, our legs, and our feet. Just like you like it when someone takes the time to appreciate you for who you are, your body likes it too. Get ready, bodies, we're going to appreciate you! Today's Affirmations: My body is one of a kind My body is just right My body deserves kindness and respect I am thankful for my body Best Day Yet is an AFFIRMATION podcast for KIDS! Mindfulness tools + Positive Thinking Adventures for a Calm & Confident School Day We practice: 🧘🏽‍♀️ Mindful breathing 🐆 Animal adventures 💗 Positive Affirmations Get your FREE PRINTABLES that go along with BDY episodes at www.bestdayyetpodcast.com Follow us on social media: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bestdayyetpodcast Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/best_day_yet_podcast/ Twitter at https://twitter.com/bestdayyetpod
13:37
January 24, 2022
Super Confidence Booster (w/Affirmation Station)
Today's episode is a POWER EPISODE jam packed with affirmations for self-confidence to help kidsfeel their best and have a calm, happy day.This episode comes with a FREE printable. The printable is an AFFIRMATION STATION that you can set up at a mirror at home and practice with or without this episode. Visit https://www.bestdayyetpodcast.com and sign up for free printables to get yours.Today's affirmations:I am braveI am calmI am versatileI am safeI am helpfulI am enoughI am strongI am resilientI am honestI am importantI am caringI am kindI am smartI am curiousI am loyalI am lovedI am hardworkingI am worthyBest Day Yet is an AFFIRMATION podcast for KIDS!Mindfulness tools + Positive Thinking Adventures for a Calm & Confident School Day We practice: 🧘🏽‍♀️ Mindful breathing🐆 Animal adventures💗 Positive Affirmations Get your FREE PRINTABLES that go along with BDY episodes at www.bestdayyetpodcast.comFollow us on social media: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bestdayyetpodcastInstagram at https://www.instagram.com/best_day_yet_podcast/Twitter at https://twitter.com/bestdayyetpod Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08:22
January 03, 2022
You Are Enough (Dream Pet Visualization)
Today we imagine a visit from a dream pet, and we are reminded that we are totally enough exactly as we are.Today's affirmations: I am enoughI am totally, completely enoughI love myself exactly as I amI am smart enoughI am good enoughI am LOVED enoughBest Day Yet is an AFFIRMATION podcast for KIDS!Mindfulness tools + Positive Thinking Adventures for a Calm & Confident School Day We practice: 🧘🏽‍♀️ Mindful breathing🐆 Animal adventures💗 Positive Affirmations Get your FREE PRINTABLES that go along with BDY episodes at www.bestdayyetpodcast.comFollow us on social media: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bestdayyetpodcastInstagram at https://www.instagram.com/best_day_yet_podcast/Twitter at https://twitter.com/bestdayyetpod Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09:41
December 13, 2021
CHEETAHS are Versatile (And so are YOU!)🐆💕
Today's episode is all about versatility! We're headed to the Sahara desert to meet an animal who understands that there are times we need to move fast and there times we need to move slowly and carefully.🐆Today's affirmations:When it's time to relax, I strut.When it's time to move, I flyI am calmI am readyI am versatile.Like a Cheetah!Best Day Yet is an AFFIRMATION podcast for KIDS!Mindfulness tools + Positive Thinking Adventures for a Calm & Confident School Day We practice: 🧘🏽‍♀️ Mindful breathing🐆 Animal adventures💗 Positive Affirmations Get your FREE PRINTABLES that go along with BDY episodes at www.bestdayyetpodcast.comFollow us on social media: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bestdayyetpodcastInstagram at https://www.instagram.com/best_day_yet_podcast/Twitter at https://twitter.com/bestdayyetpod Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13:32
November 29, 2021
May I Be Safe (Handwashing Song)✌️💕
We originally recorded this song in March of 2020. Now, nearly two years later, we still think it's important to wash our hands thoroughly and mindfully, so we're re-releasing this song as a tool for health and kindness inside and out. Whether you're learning it for the first time, or listening again, we hope you enjoy this song.What if instead of singing Happy Birthday each time we wash our hands, we sing a song that wishes ourselves and our world safety, health, peace, and kindness.We recorded a 20 second hand washing song to sing every time we wash our hands. This song was inspired by the ancient practice of loving kindness or metta meditation. There’s a lot of modern research that says loving kindness is a powerful tool that increases the well-being of both kids and adults.Special thanks to Kurt Gunn for the vocals and guitar. Check out Kurt Gunn at http://www.kurtgunn.com/And thank you to the children of Aldo Leopold Community School for the chorus.Enjoy and please share!Today's Affirmations:May I be safeMay I be healthyMay I be peacefulMay I be kindMay all be safeMay all be healthyMay all peacefulMay all be kindBest Day Yet is an AFFIRMATION podcast for KIDS!Mindfulness tools + Positive Thinking Adventures for a Calm & Confident School Day We practice: 🧘🏽‍♀️ Mindful breathing🐆 Animal adventures💗 Positive Affirmations Get your FREE PRINTABLES that go along with BDY episodes at www.bestdayyetpodcast.comFollow us on social media: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bestdayyetpodcastInstagram at https://www.instagram.com/best_day_yet_podcast/Twitter at https://twitter.com/bestdayyetpod Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06:07
November 15, 2021
Best HUG Yet!🤗💕 (Power Episode!)
This is a hugging meditation for kids, based on the practice created by Thich Nhat Hanh. Science says that kids who are hugged a lot actually grow smarter, bigger, healthier, calmer, and more resilient than kids who are rarely hugged. Pediatricians recommend that all kids get at least 17 hugs a day! We better get hugging right away!For this practice you will need a stuffed animal, a pet, a friend, or a family member.If you're in the car and don't have any of those things available, don't worry...because you can hug yourself!Today's affirmations are based on the way we feel when we get a really good hug:I am happyI am lovedI am well protectedToday is going to be a good dayBest Day Yet is an AFFIRMATION podcast for KIDS!Mindfulness tools + Positive Thinking Adventures for a Calm & Confident School Day We practice: 🧘🏽‍♀️ Mindful breathing🐆 Animal adventures💗 Positive Affirmations Get your FREE PRINTABLES that go along with BDY episodes at www.bestdayyetpodcast.comFollow us on social media: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bestdayyetpodcastInstagram at https://www.instagram.com/best_day_yet_podcast/Twitter at https://twitter.com/bestdayyetpod Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10:10
November 01, 2021
SPOOKIEST Day Yet!👻🔦
Grab your flashlights, we're going to a haunted house! Kid listeners call in with their tips on staying calm in spooky situations and then we put those tips to use while we walk through a dark house with...monsters?Best Day Yet is an AFFIRMATION podcast for KIDS!Mindfulness tools + Positive Thinking Adventures for a Calm & Confident School Day We practice: 🧘🏽‍♀️ Mindful breathing🐆 Animal adventures💗 Positive Affirmations Get your FREE PRINTABLES that go along with BDY episodes at www.bestdayyetpodcast.comFollow us on social media: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bestdayyetpodcastInstagram at https://www.instagram.com/best_day_yet_podcast/Twitter at https://twitter.com/bestdayyetpod Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10:12
October 18, 2021
Overcoming Fears with our Dog, Lucy
Today's episode is all about overcoming fears. In this episode listeners get to meet a special guest. (Spoiler alert...it's our dog Lucy, who had a rough start and once was afraid of pretty much everything!)In this episode we play a mindful breathing game and practice the following affirmations:Feelings come and feelings goIt's alright, I'm okayI am safeI am braver than my fearBest Day Yet is an AFFIRMATION podcast for KIDS!Mindfulness tools + Positive Thinking Adventures for a Calm & Confident School Day We practice: 🧘🏽‍♀️ Mindful breathing🐆 Animal adventures💗 Positive Affirmations Get your FREE PRINTABLES that go along with BDY episodes at www.bestdayyetpodcast.com Check out the live, interactive classes for kids at Supernow for just $9/month and get your first week FREE with code BESTDAYYET https://bit.ly/bestdayyetsupernow Follow us on social media: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bestdayyetpodcastInstagram at https://www.instagram.com/best_day_yet_podcast/Twitter at https://twitter.com/bestdayyetpod Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15:24
October 04, 2021
Daily Pledge for a Positive School Day
Our Daily Pledge is back!🎉We released a similar version of this in 2020 when so many kids were schooling at home. Now one year later, a lot of our listeners are going to school in person. So we're re-releasing the pledge, not just for virtual learners, but for ALL kids, regardless of where they are learning now, to practice right before they go to school.The daily pledge is a pledge to ourselves and our families and it's jam packed with powerful words for an incredible, positive day.Best Day Yet is an AFFIRMATION podcast for KIDS!Mindfulness tools + Positive Thinking Adventures for a Calm & Confident School DayWe practice:🧘🏽‍♀️ Mindful breathing🐆 Animal adventures💗 Positive AffirmationsGet your FREE PRINTABLE that goes with this episode at www.bestdayyetpodcast.comCheck out the live, interactive classes for kids at Supernow for just $9/month and get your first week FREE with code BESTDAYYET https://bit.ly/bestdayyetsupernowFollow us on social media:Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bestdayyetpodcastInstagram at https://www.instagram.com/best_day_yet_podcast/Twitter at https://twitter.com/bestdayyetpod Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08:55
September 20, 2021
Hummingbird Sleep Adventure!🌺
Today's episode is for deep relaxation.It's perfect for right before kids nap, go to sleep, or if kids need a relaxing break.This sleep adventure is based on the practice of yoga nidra, yet done is a super kid-friendly way with a hummingbird helper!Today's affirmations:You are safeYou are calmYou are protectedYou are at peaceBest Day Yet is an AFFIRMATION podcast for KIDS!We practice:🧘🏽‍♀️ Mindful breathing🐆 Animal adventures💗 Positive AffirmationsListen to the podcast and get FREE printables atwww.bestdayyetpodcast.comVisit www.Patreon.com/bestdayyet to access EXCLUSIVE Best Day Yet episodes!🎉 Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14:25
September 06, 2021
Emergency Calm for Kids 🌊🐚
This episode is for whenever kids need a calming reset.It's a perfect listen for whenever kids are transitioning from one activity to another, or if they need a short break to calm down.In the practice, we imagine that we can control the ocean waves with our breath, and (surprise!) we get to meet some friendly sandpipers.Today's affirmations:You are calmYou are strongGood things are coming your way.To access the free printable that goes along with this episode, visit www.bestdayyetpodcast.com and subscribe to our newsletter.For exclusive content visit www.patreon.com/bestdayyetAt Best Day Yet we create:Mindfulness tools for kidsPositive affirmations for kidsCalming meditations for kids Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07:44
August 23, 2021
Affirmations for a Calm & Confident School Day🎒📚
Hard to stay positive in the morning before school?😬We’ve got your back! Here’s a back to school episode filled with powerful affirmations to ensure your kiddo walks into school feeling calm and confident. You can listen to this episode before the first day, or before any day of school.Subscribe now, so you don’t forget to listen on the first day drive!This episode includes a short calming breath practice and the following affirmation practice:Inside I am calm I am connected to my centerMy school bell is a reminder to take a DEEP BELLY BREATHsI learn new things easilyI am smarter than I knowI am SO ready for school*Affirmations for Kids *Meditations for Kids *Self Confidence for Kids * Mindfulness for Kids *Growth Mindset for Kids Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12:21
August 09, 2021
Affirmations for Making New Friends (with DOLPHINS!!🐬)
We're about to release Season 3 of Best Day Yet, but as we prepare, we thought we'd share an episode from Season 1 all about making new friends.To make it even more fun, we get to trade our legs in for tail fins and swim with an animal friend (Surprise—it's a dolphin!) who teaches us all about friendliness and how to be a good friend.Today's affirmations:I am warm and brightI am compassionateI am a wonderful friendI am a magnet for friendshipI treat everyone with kindness and respectOther kids really need a friend like me *Positive Affirmations for kids*Meditations for kids*Mindfulness for kids*Growth Mindset for kids Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14:43
July 26, 2021
Introducing Best Day Yet
Best Day Yet is an AFFIRMATION podcast for KIDS!Together families practice...🧘🏽‍♀️ Mindful breathing🐆 Animal adventures💗 Positive Affirmationsin a way that is FUN and EMPOWERING for kids and adults alike!Find out more at www.bestdayyetpodcast.comGo to www.Patreon.com/BestDayYet to access 25+ exclusive episodes and monthly digital downloads.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:00
July 12, 2021
Wish You Well Car Ride🚘💛
Today's episode is a wish you well car ride episode. (But you can listen to it at home too. ;)We're going to practice wishing other people, animals, trees and even your car well.Learn more about Like You Pod at likeyoupodcast.comFor more information about our podcast or to send us a message or recording, check out www.BestDayYetPodcast.comFor 25 + exclusive episodes and digital downloads go to www.Patreon.com/BestDayYet Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11:02
July 12, 2021
You Are A Helper (with SHARKS!!)🦈
Today's episode teaches kids all about being helpful.It's a reminder that when we help others, we are also helping ourselves. And, we're going on an adventure!That's right. Today we're going deep under the ocean to meet a fish that helps others.But I have to warn you that the part of the ocean that we're going to has...a lot of sharks.Today we practice mindfulness by deep belly breathing ourselves a big shark-proof bubble and these affirmations:I am a helperHelping others makes me feel goodThe more I help others, the more I grow.I look for the chance to help someone else's day.Mindfulness for kids, Affirmations for Kids, Meditations for Kids Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13:20
June 28, 2021
You Focus On the GOOD (POWER EPISODE)
This episode is for any time that it feels like nothing is going your way.In this episode we practice mindfulness and gratitude by counting good things on each of our five fingers.Here's how we count our blessings using the five fingers on one hand: Your thumb stands for a relationship. Your pointer stands for an opportunity.Middle man stands for a place. Index finger stands for something you love. Your pinky stands for a simple joy.Check out Cool Facts About Animals at https://coolfactsaboutanimalspodcast.wordpress.comIn every episode of Best Day Yet, we teach kids tools for mindful breathing, mindfulness, and positive affirmations. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10:41
June 13, 2021
Self Love For Kids (Calming Episode)
Today's episode we're going to go to a field of daisies to celebrate YOU!This episode includes mindful breathing and positive affirmations on the theme of honoring and appreciating ourselves.Today's affirmations:I love my body I love myselfEvery day I appreciate myself more and moreand the people I meet can see me for who I amand they appreciate me tooI am good and brightinside and outEvery day I get better and better at loving MyselfBest Day Yet: Mindfulness for kids. Meditations for Kids. Positive Affirmations for Kids. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11:32
May 26, 2021
Morning Mood Booster (with Seals!)
NEW EPISODE!! This episode is a mooooood booster. It's for listening to when you're...well maybe not in the happiest mood. We're going to learn some powerful words that will help us start our day in a better mood. And we're going to meet some very cute animals that will teach us all about happiness, peace, and joy.Today's Affirmations: Today is going to be an amazing dayToday I choose peaceI choose happinessI choose joyToday I'm going to let my light shine*Mindfulness for Kids, Mediations for Kids, Positive Thinking and Affirmations for Kids Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16:02
May 17, 2021
People Are Different, and That's Okay! (Bird Listening Walk)
Today we're going on a listening walk!We're going to head into the forest and listen for birds. And we're going to practice affirmations about diversity and accepting others for exactly who they are.Today's Affirmations:People are different and that's okayI look for the good in everyoneI love myself for who I am, and I let others be who they areIt's fun to have friends who look different than meWhen I see someone who looks different than me, I wish them well*Positive Affirmations for kids*Meditations for kids*Mindfulness for kids*Growth Mindset for kids Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14:24
September 22, 2020
Mindful Brain Break (With Campfire Mudras)
This practice is for whenever kids or families need a calming "reset". It would be perfect listening for a mindful brain break in virtual or homeschooling or to help calm and connect just before bed.In this episode we practice calming mudras by placing our thumb on each of our fingers and imagining the sun, moon, earth, and universe. Today's affirmations:I am powerful, like the sun.I am gentle, like the moon.I am calm, like the earth. I am magic, like the universe.*Positive Affirmations for kids*Meditations for kids*Mindfulness for kids*Growth Mindset for kids Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11:11
September 08, 2020
Positive Words for Virtual Learning (With Movements!)
When we first created Best Day Yet Podcast, we designed it for kids to listen to in the car on their way to school. But this year a lot of kids will be learning at home. Since most kids need to move as much as possible, and virtual learning might include a lot of sitting down, we included guided movement with these affirmations.The intention of this movement episode is to help you get centered and gather up positive energy for your big day of learning at home.This episode includes positive affirmations, mindful breathing, and movement for kids and families to practice together. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09:14
August 23, 2020
Red Pandas Wear Masks Too!
Wooohooo! Season 2 is here with a brand new episode!!!All around the world we're seeing a lot of people wearing masks to keep themselves and others safe from Covid 19. On today's episode we get to float all the way to Nepal in GIANT BUBBLES and meet an animal that rocks a mask all day every day, and learn powerful affirmations that you can practice any time you wear a mask.Today's affirmations:My mask is a reminder to take deep breathsand speak  loud and clear.When I put my mask on I remember:I am safeI am seenI am quiet but I am stronglike a red panda.*Positive Affirmations for kids*Meditations for kids*Mindfulness for kids*Growth Mindset for kids Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14:55
August 11, 2020
ENCORE: Affirmations for Making New Friends (Dolphin Adventure!)
Just a few more weeks until we release season 2 of Best Day Yet! Until then enjoy this dolphin-tastic episode from last January. What if there were positive words we could tell ourselves that would help it be easier to make new friends? Well it turns out there are! And on today's episode we learn them. To make it even more fun, we get to trade our legs in for tail fins and swim with an animal friend (Surprise—it's a dolphin!) who teaches us all about friendliness and how to be a good friend.Today's affirmations:I am warm and brightI am compassionateI am a wonderful friendI am a magnet for friendshipI treat everyone with kindness and respectOther kids really need a friend like me *Positive Affirmations for kids*Meditations for kids*Mindfulness for kids*Growth Mindset for kids Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12:34
July 29, 2020
ENCORE: You Are Calm (POWER EPISODE)
Originally recorded in November of 2019, this is one of the most popular episodes we've ever created.This is a mini episode designed for kids to listen to over and over any time they are feeling worried, scared, or nervous.Today's affirmations:I am calm.I am surrounded by love and protection.Good things are coming my way.*Positive Affirmations for kids*Meditations for kids*Mindfulness for kids*Growth Mindset for kids Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07:20
July 14, 2020
ENCORE: KITTENS Are Worthy of Love And Respect. (And so are you!)
Join us for this encore episode where we meet our newest pet! She's absolutely adorable and reminds us that even though not everyone is going to like us, what matters most are the people who love us. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10:05
June 30, 2020
ENCORE: WATER BEARS Get Stronger Every Day (And So Do You!)
Encore! We'll be back with brand new episodes soon, and until then hope you're having the best summer yet.What has eight legs, a squishy body and is probably living on the moon RIGHT NOW? You'll find out in this episode of Best Bay Yet when we meet an animal that knows all about resiliency and how challenges help us grow.  Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09:58
June 16, 2020