I used to work in early elementary education and one thing I had in common with all of my students was our taste in cartoons. When the opportunity came to find some family-friendly streamable content, I was excited to share one of my passions with all of you! Below I have broken up my list into shows on Netflix and Hulu for convincing.


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Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts follows the tale of Kipo an average girl who lives in an underground burrow. After her home was destroyed, Kipo set off in the post-apocalyptic surface world to find her missing father. Along her journey, she finds new friends and encounters some strange beasts.


Hilda is a free-spirited young girl who lives with her mom in an enchanted woods. She has to deal with moving to a big city and meeting new friends along the way. Throw in some mysterious spirits and unique animals, and you have Hilda!

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is about the story of Adora who can transform into She-Ra. With the help of other magical princesses and a few interesting characters, She-Ra lead the rebellion against the evil antagonist Hordak.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events is based on the novels written by Daniel Handler and follows the tragic story of the Baudelaire orphans. These three children embarked on a journey to unlock familial secrets as well as defeat the evil Count Olaf.

The Floor is Lava

The Floor is Lava is a family-friendly competition show in which teams of three must navigate through treacherous obstacles. But they can’t touch the floor because the floor is lava!


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Star VS the Forces of Evil

Star Butterfly is the princess of the dimension of Mewn and was sent to Earth as a punishment due to her chaotic good nature. She became roommates with Marco Diaz and together they go on adventures to exotic dimensions and work on defeating Ludo, and an evil monster set on destroying Star.

Over the Garden Wall

Over the Garden Wall is an older, darker cartoon in which two half brothers travel across a forest to find their way home. This show is full of strange creatures, magic, and catchy songs the whole family will love.

Gravity Falls

Gravity Falls is centered on the story of Dipper and Mabel Pines, twins who are staying with their great uncle during summer break. The town of Gravity Falls is in Oregon and full of paranormal activity and supernatural creatures. During their summer break, the siblings help their great uncle run a tourist trap known as “The Mystery Shack”.

Kids Baking Championship

The Kids Baking Championship is a cooking competition focused on children who are amazing bakers. These talented kiddos are judged on their ability to present a beautiful dish as well as on taste and creativity. The winner of the competition is given a monetary prize and the competition is typically judged by Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli.

Making It

Making It is also a competition show hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman of Parks and Rec. This show is that it features different craftspeople who compete to be named the “Master Maker” and win $100,000. However, they don’t make a big deal about the money and instead focus on giving out patches to the winners of each challenge.

These are just a few of the hundreds of family-friendly shows available on Netflix and Hulu. Cartoons are clearly my specialty. However, if there are any other streamable family-friendly shows you love that I missed, let me know in the comments!