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Spilled cereal? “Sorry!” Broken bongos? “Oops!” Overturned plant? “Sorry!” Stolen comic book? Accusations fly and tears fall as the cloud playhouse and Plony home confront the chaos of careless apologies and misplaced blame. A laser beam trap and giant basketball magically help Rafi and Ben learn that sometimes just saying sorry isn’t enough.

Ben and Lila fight over their favorite bath towel, cup and everything else. Papa Plony is so distracted by playing his banjo that he forgot to make the challah that he promised Mama. Even Gabi and Rafi argue over who gets to practice what on their small cloud. We’ve all been there. Fortunately, some howling monkeys join the chaos to help teach about compromise and taking turns. 

While looking for a lost baseball, Ben finds a Legend of Latka action figure and claims it as his own...

Scaredy spark Gabi must cross a narrow bridge to play on the beckoning bouncy cloud. During the family campout in a stormy back yard, Mama Plony confronts a clanky robot from outer space.  They both learn that “Courage isn’t about not being afraid. It's about doing things even though we’re afraid.”

Yasmin must hold her nose to wade through the garbage piling up outside the Plony house. Though she turns off the faucet and begs Momma Plony not to use extra paper towels, it takes a magical Sparks- inspired flood to sort out the real trash from the recyclables. Grab a sparkwich and join in the effort to reduce waste! Watch Season 1, Episode 6 – Waste Not!

How do we respond to the media coverage of Israel, some of which is accurate but much of which is outrageously slanted and distorted? How do we deal with our own confusions about Israel when trying to talk to our kids? Here are four principles to consider for guiding your discussion with children.

At the end of the Passover story The Greatest Escape, we left the Israelites celebrating their escape from slavery in Egypt. What happened next? Where did they go?

Papa Plony is obsessed with beating the Baloney family in the annual relay race. But when Yasmin flakes out on practice, and a new team member shows up with an unexpected physical difference - he panics. SHABOOM! The Sparks come to the rescue with incredible magic, including an upside-down rainbow ramp, a giant stuffed animal and a lesson in showing kavod, or respect. Watch and find out who wins the race. Kol hakavod!

The Plony family rallies to make donations for their synagogue’s charity drive, but Gabi and Rafael notice that Mom, Dad and Ben only want to part with broken or worn out items. 

Magical Rafael wants a new toy, specifically a hoversaurus dino-copter. In the real world, Lila and Yasmin are unhappy that their kite won’t fly without wind. A confused ‘sunbrella’ and a nest-building bird help Gabi the Spark teach Rafael, Lila and Yasmin a lesson about feeling grateful for what they DO have, whether it be a wingboard or a fun filled neighborhood park.

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