Short stories for kids | Moral Lessons

Kids today love stories. This short stories for kids are enjoying to them when their parents sits with them and tell them interesting stories from the past. Most of which might be of animals and their colonies or Tales of the past.

With this short story for kids, you can teach your children moral lessons without sounding strange and hard. Kids today understands stories very fast, thus the need to change the way we teach them to using interesting and Morally packed stories.


Short stories for kids with moral lessons

The Mother Camel and the baby

A mother camel and her young baby were chatting on a certain day. The young baby camel asked, “Mother, why do we have humps?” The mother replied, “Our humps are for storing water so that we can survive in the desert”.

  • The baby camel said,“Oh”, “and why do we have rounded feet mother?”
  • mother camel, “Because they are meant to help us walk comfortably in the desert. These legs help us move around in the sand.”
  • Mother camel “Alright. But why are our eyelashes so long?” “To protect our eyes from the desert dust and sand. They are the protective covers for the eyes”.

The baby camel thought for a while and said, “So we have humps to store water for desert journeys, rounded hooves to keep us comfortable when we walk in the desert sand, and long eyelashes to protect us from sand and dust during a desert storm. Then what are we doing in a zoo?”

The mother was surprised by the babies understanding.

Moral Lesson

Your strengths, skills, and knowledge are useless if you are not in the right place.

The Midas touch

Midas was a wealthy king in ancient Greek. He everything he needed as a king including golds. Midas love his gold very much, but the love he has for his wealth is not up to that he has for his daughter.

One day in Midas’ Rose garden, a satyr named Silenus got drunk and passed out. Midas that day allows Silenus to rest in his place until he gets himself with the mythical believe that Satyrs do bring Good luct to people who help them, but this is against his wife’s the queen and the daughters wish. Remember his satyr is a friend to Diinysus, the god of wine and celebration. When Dionysus heard of this kindness towards his friend by Midas, he decided to reward the keg.

Then Dionysus asked Midas to make a wish and he said: “I wish everything I touch turns to gold”. Though not a great idea, he granted his wish.

Filled with joy over his new gift, Midas went into his garden and touch things and there turn into golds, one of which is an apple tree which turned into a shiny gold apple tree. This makes his subjects and palace staffs to be amazed.

With this state of happiness, he ran into his house and hugged his daughter and she turned into a gold before he new what was happening. Midas at thus time was confused and ran back to Dionysus to besiege him to take back the gift and make his daughter human again. Dionysus reversed the whole thing and there turn to their original items. At this time, Midas has learnt his lesson to alway be happy with what he have.

Moral Lesson

Do not get greedy. Be happy and content with what you have.

The Miser and his Gold Coins

This short stories for kids with moral lessons talks about a gold miser.

An old Miser who lived in a house that has a garden hid his gold coin on a ditch he dug under some stone in the his garden. This miser do go to those stones he hid the gold coin to count them before he goes to bed every day. He never spend the gold coins but continue to hid them.

Unknowingly to this miser, a thief who knows his little secret one day waited for him to do his usually counting and go in, then the thief went and dug up the golg coins. As the day breaks, he started crying as he noticed his life time treasure has been stolen.

As people hear his cry and gathered and see the reason he was crying, his neighbours asked him,“Why didn’t you save the money inside the house? It would’ve been easier to access the money when you had to buy something!”

“Buy?”, said the miser. “I never used the gold to buy anything. I was never going to spend it.”

After hearing his story, the neighbor threw a stone into the pit and said, “If that is the case, save the stone. It is as worthless as the gold you have lost”.

Moral Lesson

A possession is just as worthy of what it is used for.

The Tortoise and the Bird

You can agree with me that kids love stories about tortoise, now this is a short stories for kids which talks about tortoise and the bird.

A bird has its next on a big tree and also a tortoise was resting under the tree. A day comes that the tortoise spoke to the bird mockingly, saying “What a shabby home you have! It is made of broken twigs, it has no roof, and looks crude. What’s worse is that you had to build it yourself. I think my house, which is my shell, is much better than your pathetic nest”.

The bird replied saying “Yes, it is made of broken sticks, looks shabby and is open to the elements of nature. It is crude, but I built it, and I like it.”

The tortoise said “I guess it’s just like any other nest, but not better than mine, You must be jealous of my shell, though.”

“On the contrary”, the bird replied. “My home has space for my family and friends; your shell cannot accommodate anyone other than you. Maybe you have a better house. But I have a better home”, said the bird happily.

Moral Lesson

Better a crowded hut than a lonely mansion.

The four students short stories for kids

There were four students and friends who hated studying their books. One day there planned to skip their exam by telling their lecturers lies but actually they were partying all through the night. They meet with their dean of studies and told hime that they attended a wedding the last day and on thier way back has a flat tire and with no extra tire had to push the car home all through the night an because of this they are not ready for the exam.

Their dean after listening to their story agreed for them to write the exam another day which make this four friends happy and they went and prepared seriously for the exam for the later scheduled day. As the day reached, the dean asked them to sit in different classrooms and there did so.

The examination paper was served to them which had only two questions, for a total of 100 marks. The questions were thus:

  1. Your name:
  2. Which tire of the car burst: a) Front left b) Front right c) Rear left d) Rear right

Moral Lesson

You may be smart, but there are people smarter than you in the world.

At this stage you must agree with me that this short stories are quite interesting and have good moral lessons for your kids. If you language is not English, you can also get this short stories in Hindi, Chinese, and many more by using Google translate. Now lets continue.

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Other short stories for kids with moral lessons

True friends will always love you

Lord Krishna and Sudama were childhood friends. On his part Krishna thrived and flourished, and Sudama to the opposite. He lived a life of a poor Brahmin man, as he lived with his wife and kids in a small hut. From this reality, his kids don’t have enough food to eat from what Sudama got as alms. As time passed, his wife suggested that he go to his friend Krishna and ask for help.

This suggestion didn’t go well to Sudama as he was reluctant to ask for favour from his friend, and still don’t want his kids to continue suffering. To get him prepared to visit krishna, his wife borrowed rice from neighbours and prepared rice snacks that his friend like and gave the husband to gave him as he go. As he reach Dwaraka, were the palace was, he was amazed by the beautiful palace build with gold. On his way to getting inside the palace, he was stoped by the guards because of his outward appearance.

Sudama at this point asked the guards to let krishna know that he(Sadama) is the one that wants to see him. The guard reluctantly went and informed the master. On hearing that Sudama was there to see him, Krishna stops everything he was doing and runs barefoot to meet his childhood friend

True friends !!!!

On seeing him, Krishna hugs Sudama and welcomes him to his place and treats him with utmost love and respect. Sudama, ashamed of the poor man’s rice snacks he got for Krishna, tries to hide it. But knowing that Krishna asks Sudama for his gift and eats his favorite rice snacks that his friend brought for him.

Krishna and his friend Sadama spend quality time laughing and talking about their childhood days but being overwhelmed by the kindness and compassion showed by his friend, Sudama was unable to ask Krishna for help.

As he returns home, Sudama finds out that his poor man’s hut has been changed and a huge mansion was in its place and also his wife and kids are dressed in fine clothes.

Sudama realized how lucky he was to have a true friend like Krishna. He didn’t even ask, but Krishna knew what Sudama wanted and gave it to him.

Moral Lesson

True friends do not distinguish between rich and poor. They are always there for you when you need them.

The Wolf and the Farmer

Have you heard about this short stories for kids that talks about a wolf and the shepherd. Now let talk about it.

One day a wolf that was chased away from a farm for trying to steal some of the sheep for food from a farmer’s pen. As time passed, the wolf came back to the farm hoping to find some food. As the wolf peeped inside the house through the fence, he found the farmer and his family feasting and enjoying themselves on lamb roast.

“Aha!”, the wolf said in his mind. “If I were to do the same thing that the farmer and his family are doing now, I would be shunted and chased, or even killed for killing a weak, innocent lamb.”

Moral Lesson

We are quick to judge and condemn others for what they do, but see nothing wrong in doing so ourselves.

The Dog at the Well

A certain dog and her puppies was living on a farm and inside there was a well. In other to protect the pups, the mother told them that there should not go near the well even when playing. Not satisfied with the mother’s advice, one of the pups want to explore the well and went and climb the well and peep inside.

In the well, the pup saw his reflection and thought it was another dog. The pup also notice that the other dog in the well (his reflection) was doing everything he was doing, and got angry for imitating him. He decided to fight with the dog and jumped into the well, only to find no dog there. He barked and barked and swam until the farmer came and rescued him. The pup had learned his lesson.

Moral Lesson

Always listen to what the elders say. Question them, but do not defy them.

Wet pants (Short stories for children)

A certain boy who aged 9 sitting on his desk in his class suddenly felt wet on his pants and and this formed a pool of water at his feet. Seeing this, his mind skipped as this will bring disgrace to him and his classmates will use that to make fun of him

As he saw his class teacher and classmate named Susie coming, he wanted to do something so that the teacher will not notice what happend. Susie who was carrying a bowl of goldfish as they came closer tipped and pours some water on his laps, he pretends to be angry with her for doing that but actually was grateful to God.

At this time all his classmates thinks it is Susie’s fault that his pants got wet. The teacher even help him change into dry clothes, and the class continues. Later that evening, the boy asks Susie, “You did that on purpose, didn’t you?” “I wet my pants once too”, whispers Susie.

Moral Lesson

Each one of us goes through good days and bad days. Only those who help you out on your bad days are your true friends.

Good company, bad company

This short stories for kids on Good company bad company must be understood perfectly because it is very important for raising children.

A mother and father parrot build their nest on a tree. With them there was their young kids. Every day the two goes out in the morning and comes back in the evening in search of food. One day the two kid parrots has caught by a bird hunter.

Luckily for one of the parrots, he escapes the hunter and ran away. He flew to a recluse and grew up there listening to compassionate and kinds words from him. While the other parrot live with the cruel hunter and the family inside a cage. Here at the hunters house no much things as compassionate and kind words.

One day, a traveller was resting outside the hunter’s hut. On seeing someone outside, the parrot in the cage said, “Fool, why are you here? Fool! Leave! I’ll cut your throat”. This made the traveller to be scared and he left the hunters place. On his journey, he got to the recluse house where the other parrot was. The parrot at the recluse said to him, “Welcome traveler. You are free to stay here as long as you want”.

At hearing that the traveller was surprised, he told the parrot that he met a similar parrot somewhere and that one was very cruel. How is that you are so kind?” the traveller asked. The parrot replied, “That must be my brother. I live with the sages, and my brother lives with hunters. I learned the sage’s language, and my brother learned the hunter’s language. The company we keep decides who we will be”.

Moral Lesson

Keep good company if you want to be a good person.

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