Looking for a Christian TV show or cartoon for your preschooler to watch? These are our favorite TV shows for preschoolers — and siblings too!
My kids watch TV.
We do limit screen time, but they sure do love curling up on the couch and switching on the television. I don’t mind if my kids spend some time watching TV, but I do limit and monitor what they watch.
My role as a mom is to help guard the hearts and minds of my kids, and I don’t want them putting things in their minds that are scary, contrary to God’s truth and the way He calls us to live, or which influence negative behavior (like sassiness, disrespect, or treating siblings poorly).
I don’t always get it right, but I work hard to stay on top of our TV choices.
Finding quality, faith-based entertainment can be a challenge.
We don’t only watch Christian programs. Since we don’t have cable, sticking with Netflix, Hulu +, and the shows we’ve purchased through iTunes definitely helps us keep boundaries on what our kids watch.
Hearing my 20 month old sing every word to the Paw Patrol theme song is a great reminder of how quickly little ones memorize and repeat what they hear! Guarding how my kids spend their time and what enters their little minds is so important!
If you’re looking for Christian cartoons and TV shows for preschoolers, check out this list of some of our favorites!
Our Favorite Christian TV shows for Preschoolers
We absolutely love Owlegories. With relatable characters, catchy music, and applicable lessons, the kids really enjoy this show, and we really appreciate the Biblical teaching throughout the episode and explicitly at the end. At the end of each show, Bible teachers and Christian leaders expand on the episode by sharing a brief Bible lesson.
Get Owlegories on their website or on Amazon or watch on Jelly Telly.
Boz the Bear
My kids love Boz the Bear! Even my eight-year old picks Boz during TV team. Bob is a big green bears and he, along with his cast of friends, teach valuable life lessons in a fun and musical way.
Get Boz on Amazon or CBD.
Yep, think old school – Psalty the big blue singing songbook! My husband and I both grew up on Psalty, and we still love the music and shows today. The DVDs are quite dated, but the kids don’t care. Every one of my four kids have watched — and loved — the Psalty DVDs and CDs.
Get Psalty on their website or on Amazon.
Hermie & Friends
Max Lucado is a fantastic storyteller, and the Hermie & Friends tv shows are his creation for kids. Each animated show covers a topic like faith, courage, God’s love, or other Biblical lessons.
Get Hermie & Friends on Amazon, CBD, PureFlix, or Jelly Telly!
Veggie Tales is a huge hit with my (almost) 4 year old. I don’t necessarily recommend all of the Veggie Tales episodes that are out (and there are quite a few we’ve never even seen), but some of the Bible stories and a few of the newer movies are engaging, accurate, and catchy!
Get Veggie Tales on Amazon, iTunes, PureFlix, or Jelly Telly!
We’re pretty new to 3-2-1 Penguins, thanks to Jelly Telly, but after two episodes, the kids are already asking for more! This show was created by Big Idea Productions – the same crew from Veggie Tales – and similarly, use engaging character, upbeat music, and fun stories to teach Bible lessons and Christian values.
Get 3-2-1 Penguins on Amazon, iTunes, PureFlix, or Jelly Telly!
What’s in the Bible
I have to say that my kids haven’t loved What’s in the Bible, but since so many others rave about the videos, I thought I’d include them here. We have used these lessons with great success in our Sunday School program. I really appreciate how thorough the What’s in the Bible videos are. Context is given and the information is excellent. Though lots of kids watch these as preschoolers, I definitely think these are geared toward Kinder and up.
Get What’s in the Bible on their website, Amazon, iTunes, or Jelly Telly!
Adventures in Odyssey
We love the audio drama best, but the kids also enjoy the Adventures in Odyssey tv shows, too. These are really geared toward 8 and up, but my little ones are often watching with the bigger kids. (We do preview ahead just to make sure the themes are appropriate for little hearts.) AIO tackles everything from Bible stories to history lessons to stories about friendship, social pressures, and more.
Get Adventures in Odyssey on Amazon or iTunes.
Theo Presents is a cartoon that teaches big theology to little kids! Each episode in this cartoon tackles themes like grace, forgiveness, the Fruit of the Spirit, and even redemption!
Get Theo Presents on Amazon, PureFlix, or Jelly Telly!
Jesus Storybook Bible
The Jesus Storybook Bible DVDs are a favorite of mine. When all of my kids were little (at the same time), I’d often use it in the morning while I had my Bible time. Each story comes to life in short animated features. Keeps the kids attention and reinforces the Word!
Get The Jesus Storybook Bible DVDs on Amazon or watch on Jelly Telly!
There will be times your kids watch TV, why not put something on that reinforces what you want them to learn? :) A great option is Pureflix!
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Question for You ::
What are some of your favorite Christian shows for preschoolers?
We are really enjoying Rigt Now Media. Our church and school gave it as an Easter gift to our entire student body and congregation.
Erika Dawson says
What a great gift!!
Hello! I am a daycare provider and my daycare kids loved the TBN children’s program. It had worship songs they loved to sing. Vegetables and all. It keep a good atmosphere in the room. All of a sudden they canceled all the programs. It is my responsibility to guard these children’s heats while they are in my care.
I just looked up box the bear … more like a green alien (didn’t have good vibes from the imagery) … then 123 penguins… I see the episode “the amazing carnival of complaining” … I see this green creepy weird creature (I have nothing against the Color green, intact I love it…) … I do not want my 2 &1/2 year old having that distorted and creepy imagery come in through her beautiful eyes…. Parents we have to be way more on it than this. Whatever tho you do you and this is your opinion. I apologize if you all disagree with me but I would rather play on the side of caution and trust my gut feeling / intuition …. Than let uncomfortable/ bad vibes have a chance to be exposed to my beautiful child. We can do what we can and we trust GOD with the rest yes… just my opinion. My you have a revelation of the Live of Christ individually and uniquely for you and your family today. Bless you.
I am a father by the way.
Mark Brekke says
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God Bless and thank you for your consideration.