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Give Thanks to God!

Mr. Conductor takes the kids to the bookstore, but it doesn’t have a book one of the kids is looking for, so they get upset. The kids learn about giving thanks even when disappointed. Miss Koala gives the children an activity to help them remember all the things they are thankful for. Oliver Owl tells the story of Paul the Parrot, who learns to be thankful for the thorn in his wing. Eddie the Explorer takes the kids to the Split Rock where God provided water for the Israelites even though...


But I Want to Be Popular!

The kids try to be famous just so people will like them. Miss Koala tells them about the time she died her fur to have stripes like a cool tiger. That was a mistake! Mr. Oliver Owl tells the story of a king who wanted to be the most famous musician, so he forced his subjects to only listen to his music! Eddie the Explorer takes the kids to Babylon where they learn about King Nebuchadnezzar. Sally Sea Lion explains to the kids how she used to race in swimming matches for all the wrong reasons.


It’s Okay to Feel Sad

One of the kids is sad because his grandpa is sick and they can’t hang out. Miss Koala, teaches the kids how they can help when people are sick. Mr. Oliver Owl tells the story of Jesus and Lazarus. Eddie the Explorer takes the kids to the ruins of Lachish where they learn about Jeremiah, the Weeping Prophet. Sally Sea Lion is very upset because her strawberry garden was destroyed! The kids help her feel better by explaining the lessons they’ve learned.


Tablet Troubles

When one of the kids brings a tablet on the Good News Express™, all his attention is focused on the tablet. Miss Koala explains that idolatry is treating anything like it’s more important than God. Mr. Oliver tells a story from Anne of Green Gables. She idolized beauty so much that she dyed her hair, but it turned green. Eddie the Explorer takes the kids to Mars Hill where Paul talked to the Athenians about their idol to an unknown god. There’s only one true God worthy of being worshipped!


Greed Grows into Weeds

Greediness comes back to haunt one of the kids after they eat too much. Miss Koala suggests the kids decorate thankfulness jars and write down what they’re thankful for and stick in the jar. Mr. Oliver tells a story about Maggie the Magpie, who learns that only God, not things, can satisfy her. Eddie the Explorer takes the kids to the Israel Museum and talks about Ananias and Sapphira, whose greed led to even more sin. Sally Sea Lion helps the kids practice taking turns on her friend’s...


The Christmas Train

The train is pulling into the station and it’s all decorated for Christmas. The entire gang is going to a Christmas party at the Salty Seashore, bur first, Mr. Conductor and the children have an important mission. The town of Hope Hills has hit hard times and there are many people in need. So, the Good News Express is delivering gifts to all the children! That is, if it can get through the snow storm. Don’t worry, God’s in control!


Little White Lies

Things go awry aboard the Good News Express™ when lies get told. Miss Koala talks about telling the whole truth in love and confessing any lies. Mr. Oliver reads Little Critters: It’s True! Little Critter has to face the consequences when his lies grow bigger than he can handle. Eddie the Explorer takes the kids to an ancient cistern in Israel like the one Joseph’s brothers threw him in. Sally Sea Lion plays a game about telling the truth with the kids. In the end, it’s always best to be...


God’s Good Gifts

Mr. Conductor guides the kids through learning how to take care of their things, time, and words. Miss Koala challenges the kids to pick up trash in their neighborhood or local park. Mr. Oliver reads as story about Little Squirrel, who planted a nut that Mr. Farmer gave him. Eddie the Explorer takes the kids to the Mount of Olives where Jesus told the disciples about the Parable of the Talents. Sally Sea Lion does push-ups with the kids. Ultimately, we live for God and not for ourselves.


Obey Your Parents

One of the kids wants to eat candy his mom says he’s not allowed to eat. Miss Koala teaches the kids how obeying her mom taught her to love baking. She tells the kids to do their chores before they are asked to. Mr. Oliver Owl tells a story about two sister bears as different as can be and how they learned to obey their mother. Eddie the Explorer takes the kids to the Nile River. Sally Sea Lion teaches the kids a fun game that requires great listening skills.


Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving!

A special Thanksgiving adventure on the Good News Express™! All the gang will be there and some new friends will join the party too! Now you may ask, “What does a koala bring to Thanksgiving dinner?” Don’t worry, she has all the koala-fications to make something yummy! Join us for fun, adventure, and to find out what all the characters are most thankful for.


To the Rescue!

One of the kids comes to the rescue when her friend drops his candy by sharing her candy with him. Miss Koala challenges the kids to offer to water their neighbor’s garden for them. Mr. Oliver reads them The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors. Eddie the Explorer takes the kids to the setting of The Good Samaritan. At the Salty Seashore, everyone pitches in to help a family pack up their beach gear. Being kind shows others God’s love! All aboard! Welcome to the Good News Express™, an...


Do Not Be Afraid

When a big storm looms over the train, the kids get scared. Mr. Conductor teaches them they can trust in God. Miss Koala gives an activity to help the children remember that God can overcome their fear. Oliver Owl tells a story about David being brave and fighting Goliath. Eddie the Explorer takes the kids to the Red Sea where they learn how God saved the Israelites when they were afraid. God is bigger than our fears!


But I'm Only a Kid!

The children worry that they can’t do big things for God because they are only kids. Miss Koala tells the kids they can be a big help to their parents by carrying groceries. Oliver Owl tells the story of The Girl and the Giant Calamity. Eddie the Explorer takes them to Tel Megiddo where they learn about Josiah the boy king. And they all help Sally Sea Lion build a strawberry garden. Through all the adventure, they learn that kids can do big things too!


Why Do We Need a Savior?

When one of the kids steals candy from the Honey Sweet Candy shop, the children learn that everyone sins and makes mistakes. Miss Koala Kindness gives the kids an activity to help them forgive others. Mr. Oliver tells the children a parable about a rancher and his rebellious son who learned a hard lesson. Eddie the Explorer takes the kids to Golgotha where they learn that the cost of sin is death. But there’s good news! God has a plan for forgiveness: Jesus! Sally Sea Lion teaches them a...


Turn the Light On!

During this nighttime adventure, the Good News Express winds through dark, forested mountains. Miss Koala challenges the kids to write their memory verse on homemade bookmarks to give to a friend. Mr. Oliver tells them how the Bible comforts him when he’s scared or lonely. Eddie takes the kids through pitch black Hezekiah’s Tunnel and reminds them that God is always with them. Sally Sea Lion tells the kids about lighthouses lighting the way for sailors just like the Bible lights the way...


Can You Hear Me Now?

Miss Koala Kindness challenges the kids to practice good listening skills throughout the week. Mr. Oliver tells the story of God talking to Samuel in the Temple. Eddie the Explorer takes the kids to Damascus and talks about Jesus appearing to Paul, who obeyed what Jesus told him to do. One of the kids doesn’t pay attention to Eddie’s instructions and gets lost in Damascus, learning that hearing involves doing. The kids play Simon Says with Sally Sea Lion.


The Treasure Map

When Mr. Conductor and the kids discover a treasure map at the Honey Sweet Candy Shop, they set off to find the treasure. Along the way, Miss Koala challenges the kids to clean out their toys and give away ones they don’t want to kids in need. Mr. Oliver tells them a story about a violinmaker who makes beautiful music for God. “X” marks the spot when Eddie the Explorer takes everyone to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and the kids find the treasure. Sally Sea Lion gets the kids off their...


The Great, Big Earth

Mr. Conductor introduces each train car to the kids before setting off on a grand adventure. They learn about each day of creation. Miss Koala challenges them to plant seeds to share food or beauty with others. Mr. Oliver tells them a story about Jesus creating lots of food from only a little. Eddie the Explorer whisks them away to En Gedi, a beautiful oasis in Israel, and tells them how God created humans in His image. Then they build sandcastles with Sally Sea Lion and rest in honor of...


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