13 Stories for Kids That Teach Valuable Life Lesson

Every parent, teacher, or babysitter will, at some point, find themselves playing storyteller and sharing children’s stories, whether it’s bedtime stories, stories by the campfire, or to pass the time. 

There are so many fun things to do with kids, but for the days when you’re looking for a quick and straightforward way to entertain the kids, short stories are a great way to do it.  

Here are the 13 Short Stories for Kids That Will Help Teach Important Life Lesson

1. The Lion and the Mouse

This children’s story is about a Lion who decides to spare a mouse’s life when the mouse says he will repay him in the future. The lion laughs, thinking, how could a mouse ever help me.

2. The Boy Who Cried, Wolf

It’s about a boy who repeatedly lies about a wolf chasing the sheep. His lying causes him to lose credibility. And when there is a wolf, none of the villagers believe him because he has lied so many times.

3. The Golden Goose

The Golden Goose is a story about greed. A farmer and his wife have a goose who lays golden eggs. They start to think that the goose must have gold inside of it, so they kill the goose.

4. The Thirsty Crow

In this kids can learn about persistence and problem-solving. A crow finds a pail of water half full but can’t quite reach the water. He adds pebbles to the can until the water rises high enough for him to drink.

5. The Three Little Pig

 The pigs who choose quick building methods are easily destroyed, whereas the pig who takes his time to make a quality house can withstand the wolf.

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