On Thursday's morning show we got onto the topic of classic Christian kids shows and had some fun going down memory lane.

Thankfully, you don't need to dust off the VHS player to still enjoy some of these shows. We've gathered some great videos right here so you can sit down and show your kids what our entertainment was like in the olden days.

Circle Square

Paulette kicked things off by texting us on the Shine Dental Talk & Text Line. Circle Square was her favourite. The show was a Canadian production and ran from 1974 to 1986. 

Circle Square featured human actors interacting with puppets, and had singing as well as plots that taught biblical lessons to young people.



Puppets and kids' ministry went hand-in-hand in the '80s, and Gerbert was no exception. The title character was an orange child (don't worry, that was the puppet) who struggled with all the typical things young kids do, like whether they should clean their room or not when asked to.

And, of course, it featured plenty of songs which taught important moral lessons.

It aired on CBN television in the USA, but many Canadians had VHS copies from their local Christian bookstores.


McGee and Me!

Now we shift from puppets to cartoon characters coming to life and interacting with humans. The show is centred around the young Nicholas Martin, and his cartoon creation, McGee, who comes alive and serves as Nick's conscience. 

Nick faces plenty of struggles, including temptation, bullies, and more. Through it all McGee serves as a steady companion and has plenty of his own adventures. 

There were a total of 12 episodes produced, as well as one special, through Focus on the Family.


The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible

Pastor Cher Paulson from Living Bible Explorers called in with this one. The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible was a cartoon put out direct-to-video by Hanna-Barbera.

It centred around two young archaeologists, Derek and Margo, who were joined by "their nomad friend," Moki. While the three were working on an archeological dig they came across "an ancient ruin that turns out to be a portal through time." Each episode saw the three young people taken through the portal and into a different biblical story, where they would see the accounts of both the Old and New Testaments come to life. The main characters would often interact with the biblical characters.

A total of 13 episodes were released between 1985 and 1992.