Best Short Moral Stories for Kids

The Lion and The Mouse

Lion spared mouse. Later, mouse saves lion from hunters. A tale of unexpected friendship and the power of kindness.

The Wolf and The Crane

Wolf seeks help for bone stuck in throat. Crane saves the day. Lesson on trust and gratitude. Stay tuned for more moral stories.


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The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Boy cried wolf, villagers came twice, ignored him on third; boy lost sheep.

The Fox and The Stork

Fox invites stork to dinner, serves soup in shallow bowl. Stork retaliates with tall vases, fox regrets.

The Little Ginger Bread Man

Gingerbread man baked, runs away; funny chase with cook, cat, dog, monkey; Bobby enjoys dish in the end.

King Midas and The Golden Touch

King Midas granted golden touch, realizes curse; daughter turns to gold; river washes away curse; learns valuable lesson.

The Milkmaid and Her Pail

Patty daydreams of riches, spills milk with head fling, learns a lesson.

A Bundle of Sticks

Father teaches sons unity with sticks; single sticks break easily, bundle remains strong; sons vow to stick together.

The Ant and The Grasshopper

Grasshopper sings, mocks ant's work; grasshopper starves in winter, ant thrives; hard work brings fruitful results.

The Woodcutter and The Golden Axe

Woodcutter loses axe, prays for help; river God offers golden and silver axes, woodcutter chooses the iron axe for his honesty.