4 Short Moral Stories for Kids to Remember

As important as the toys are for your child’s recreation, the books and short stories are going to be a memorable gift to them. When they grow old or walk into society, they will interact with like-minded people and observe that this story fits precisely into their situation which the parents informed them in childhood.

Short, interesting stories are beneficial and results in time well spent with your junior. It helps them feel special and loved, and they subconsciously learn lessons that they might think of as being lectured.

If you are the parent who feels like your child needs some attention and other activities than screen time or gadgets, do not worry because we got some exciting ideas for your little buddy who’s going to love them.

By reading moral stories to your kid, you will enjoy it yourself too because it reminds us of our childhood when our mama’s used to read stories to us, and we’ll be thrilled to know what happened next!

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Our brain loves the stories, and it can relate to real-life situations, which is a positive sign towards the creation of interest in our mind. You would have heard the typical saying.
“Great minds think alike.”

But did you ever wonder what makes a great mind? Why is reading being emphasized, and the importance of education is so significant? Yes, of course, you have been hearing this all your life and know it very well (congratulations). However, there is a moral lesson to learn here: to invest time in your children intellectually. It will not only make them prudent citizens but also aware of the results and consequences in advance.

Let’s dive into the world of short moral stories, which will be informative for your child and help him learn life lessons. There is an extraordinary tip for you too at the end of this article, which would make your mind rethink!

The Proud Rose

In the Arabian Desert, pleasant and soothing for the beautiful plants to grow, came a gorgeous-looking rose. She was the only beautiful plant amongst the scary-looking cactuses and the desert plants, which made her super proud.

She felt superior compared to the dry and rough cactuses and often boasted about her looks. It became her routine to insult the nearby cactus, who remained quite humbly. Other plants in the vicinity tried to knock some sense into her, but they were not successful in their attempt due to her superior illusions.

You might think that the rose was correct because it was far prettier than a cactus. It had lush-colored petals, whereas the cactus is rigid and has prickly pears.

However, on one sizzling summer, the desert became barren and left no water for the plants. The rose immediately started to wither. Her lovely petals evaporated, losing their rich tone.

She saw a sparrow dunk his mouth into the prickly plant to drink some water, looking to the desert flora. Although embarrassed, the rose inquired as to whether she could have some water. The humble desert flora promptly nodded, helping them both through the intense summer as companions.


Looks are not the basis of judgment.

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Elephant and Companions

Once upon a time, an alone elephant walked through the woods, searching for companions. She saw a monkey and continued to ask, ‘Would we be able to be companions, monkey?’

The monkey immediately answered, ‘You are large and can’t swing on trees as I do, so I can’t be your companion.’
Crushed, the elephant kept on looking through when it found a rabbit. The elephant continued to ask, ‘Would we be able to be companions, rabbit?’

The rabbit looked at the elephant and answered, “You are too enormous to fit inside my tunnel. You can’t be my companion.”

At that point, the elephant proceeded until she met a frog. She asked, “Will you be my companion, frog?”
The frog answered, “You are too huge and heavy; you can’t hop like me. I apologize, but you can’t be my companion.”

The elephant kept asking the creatures she met on her way yet consistently got a similar answer. The next day, the elephant saw every creature running in dread. She stopped the bear to ask about the rush. The animals were terrified and running at their top speeds away from the hungry tiger.

The elephant needed to save different creatures, so she went to the tiger and said, “Please do not eat my companions; leave them alone.”

The tiger didn’t heed attention to what the elephant said and advised the elephant to stay out of other people’s affairs.

Seeing no alternate way, the elephant kicked the tiger and frightened him off. After knowing about the daring story, different creatures came and said, “You are the perfect size to be our companion.”


Shape and size do not matter while choosing companions.

The Ants and the Grasshopper

Once upon a time, in the forests where the animals lived in prosperity. It was summer, and everyone worked diligently in harmony. The birds singing, squirrels chattering, branches creaking, leaves rustling, wind whistling around trunks, and insects humming.

There worked a family of ants tirelessly all day long in collecting the grains before the upcoming winter. The grasshopper, who lived nearby them, laughed at them and said, “why do you even care to be afraid of the coming winters when EVERYTHING is available in this forest.

The ants grinned at his mocks and continued with their efforts. Grasshopper lay down on the ground and singing and living his life to the fullest, enjoying his moments, jumping from one plant to the another.

After few months, when the winter came, and the forest became cold, the ants stayed in their cozy shelter and enjoyed their hard-earned meal, whereas the grasshopper who had not prepared for the winters was now scared and searching for food.

He came to the ants to ask them for help, and the ants said: “What did you do in the entire summers when we were collecting grains?” He answered: “I sang music and enjoyed it.” The ants responded: “then it’s time to face the music.”


There’s a time for work and time for play.

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Controlling Anger

Once, there was a young man. This kid had issues controlling his anger fluctuations. When he blew it up, he would not consider or think who is in front of him and would spit out the abusive words, even if they affected the other person.

One evening, his dad taught him how to hammer a nail and gave him a heap of nails. He said, “At whatever point you get stressed and feel like breaking up, you need to hammer a nail into that fence.”

In the first few days, the kid spent a portion of the nails. For the following weeks, he spent fewer nails until he controlled his temper. At that point, his dad requested that the little fellow eliminate a pin for when he mastered controlling his anger for a day.

On the day when the kid eliminated his last nail, his dad advised him, “You have done great, kid. Yet, would you be able to see the openings in the fence? The fence is never going to be something very similar to what it was before.

Similarly, when you express mean things out of frustration, you’ll leave a scar.”


Outrage resembles a blade — quite possibly the riskiest weapons. When you use it, the injuries will eventually heal; however, the scars would remain.


After reading these stories, we hope that these are not the lessons only for our kids, but we might also learn from them. We being human beings are always in a learning stage at each stage of life.

After reading these short stories, we hope it might have made you rethink from an improvement perspective as well because the quote is influential:
“The capacity to learn is a gift,
the ability to learn is a skill,
the willingness to learn is a choice.”
Are you willing to learn with your little fellow?

Comments would be appreciated.

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Sarah Collins

I’m the mother of two wonderful children. My oldest son John is 7 years old, and my daughter Jemma is a little seven-month-old girl. My kids are the main reason why I decided to start this website. Having been a mother for the last 7 years, I’d like to share some useful tips with anyone who might be interested.

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