Kids Moral Stories

The Two Wolves

A grandfather is telling his grandson a story:

"Inside each of us, there are two wolves constantly at battle. One is evil - it's anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is good - it's joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth."

The grandson thinks for a moment and asks, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?"

The old man replies, "The one you feed."

The Moral:

This story teaches us about the internal struggle between positive and negative emotions or traits within ourselves. It emphasizes the importance of nurturing positive qualities and virtues while acknowledging that our actions and choices determine which side of us becomes stronger.

The Pencil Maker

A pencil maker was showing a pencil to his five-year-old daughter. He explained, "There are five things you need to know before I send you out into the world. Always remember these lessons and never forget them, and you will become the best pencil you can be."

"The first: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone's hand."

"The second: You will experience painful sharpening from time to time, but it's necessary to become a better pencil."

"The third: You have the ability to correct any mistakes you make."

"The fourth: The most important part of you will always be what's inside."

"And the fifth: On every surface you touch, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write."

The Moral:

This story uses the analogy of a pencil to convey life lessons about being held by someone who guides us, enduring challenges to grow, learning from mistakes, focusing on inner qualities, and leaving a positive mark on the world.

The Lion and the Mouse

Once upon a time, in a vast jungle, there lived a mighty lion. He was feared by all the animals, big and small. One day, while resting, the lion was woken up by a tiny mouse running across his paw. The lion grabbed the mouse and was about to eat it when the mouse pleaded, "Please spare me! I may be small, but someday I might help you."

The lion laughed at the idea that such a small creature could ever help him but decided to let the mouse go.

Days passed, and one day, while the lion was out hunting, he found himself trapped in a hunter's net. He roared for help, but no one came to his aid. Suddenly, the little mouse appeared and saw the lion in trouble. Without wasting a moment, the mouse began to nibble at the ropes of the net until the lion was free.

The lion was astonished and grateful to the mouse for saving him. From that day on, the lion and the mouse became great friends.

The Moral:

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." This story teaches children the value of kindness, compassion, and how even the smallest beings can make a big difference. It emphasizes that helping others, regardless of their size or status, can lead to unexpected rewards and lasting friendships.

The Wise Owl and the Squirrel

Once upon a time, in a lush green forest, there lived a wise old owl named Oliver and a young,

playful squirrel named Sammy.

One sunny day, Sammy noticed Oliver perched on a branch, looking very serious. Curious, Sammy approached Oliver and asked, "Why do you look so serious today, Oliver?"

Oliver blinked slowly and said, "I'm worried about the approaching storm. The winds are strong, and the rain will soon pour down. I fear for our homes and safety."

Sammy, being full of energy, replied, "Oh, don't worry, Oliver! I'm quick and nimble; I'll gather food and secure our nests in no time!"

Oliver nodded appreciatively but cautioned, "Remember, Sammy, while it's essential to prepare for the storm, it's also crucial to help others. There are animals in the forest who may need our help."

Sammy dashed around, gathering nuts and leaves, but soon he noticed a family of rabbits struggling to secure their burrow from the strong winds.

Without hesitation, Sammy rushed to help them. Together, they reinforced the burrow, and the rabbits were safe.

As the storm grew stronger, Sammy returned to Oliver, feeling proud of his good deeds.

Oliver smiled and said, "You see, Sammy, preparing for ourselves is good, but lending a helping hand to others is even better. You showed bravery and kindness, and in doing so, you made a real difference."

Sammy beamed with joy, realizing that helping others brought greater satisfaction than just securing his own needs.

And so, in the end, they both weathered the storm safely, teaching Sammy that true happiness comes not only from taking care of oneself but also from helping others in need.

  • Moral: Kindness and helping others in need bring greater joy and satisfaction than just taking care of oneself.

The Two Friends and the Bear

Once in a dense forest, there were two best friends, a rabbit named Max and a deer named Leo. They spent their days exploring the woods together, enjoying each other's company.

One sunny day, as they roamed the forest, they stumbled upon a cave. Curious, they decided to investigate. Little did they know that it was the den of a grumpy bear who was fast asleep inside.

As they tiptoed in, Leo accidentally stepped on a twig, causing a loud snap. The bear awoke abruptly, growling with irritation at the unexpected intrusion.

Leo, quick-witted and calm, whispered to Max, "Don't move! Bears usually don't like noise or sudden movements. Let's play dead."

Max, terrified but trusting his friend, lay flat on the ground beside Leo, trying to mimic a lifeless rabbit. The bear sniffed around and nudged Leo, who stayed motionless.

The bear, thinking they were no threat, eventually lost interest and went back to sleep.

Once the bear was sound asleep again, Leo whispered to Max, "We need to leave quietly."

They slowly and cautiously tiptoed out of the cave and raced back into the safety of the forest.

Once they were a safe distance away, Max, shivering with fear, asked Leo, "Why did you tell me to play dead? Weren't you afraid?"

Leo smiled warmly and said, "Sometimes in life, staying calm and still in the face of danger is the best way to survive. I knew if we stayed calm, the bear wouldn't harm us. And we made it out together, my friend."

From that day on, Max and Leo's friendship grew even stronger, as they learned the value of staying calm and trusting each other during difficult times.

Moral: Keeping calm and composed during challenging situations and trusting those close to us can help us navigate through difficulties.