Kids Stories with Morals
Do you like listening to and reading stories for kids with morals? There are lots of illustrated children's stories for kids of all ages.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a story about a boy who falsely accuses a wolf of trying to get his sheep. When a wolf really does come, no one believes him, thus teaching children honesty.
The Ant and Grasshopper
Kids learn how to take responsibility for themselves in The Ant and Grasshopper, which describes a busy ant gathering food for the winter while a grasshopper plays and ends up hungry.
The Tortoise and the Hare
Recounting the road race between a rabbit and a turtle, Aesop's fable of the Tortoise and the Hare teaches children to keep trying and not to brag.
The Frog and the Ox
Little ones learn the dangers of bragging in The Frog and the Ox, which tells the story of a frog who thought so highly of himself that he actually burst.
The Monkey and the Crocodile
The Monkey and the Crocodile teaches children not to underestimate themselves through a story about a monkey who might have been fooled by a hungry crocodile had he not trusted his instincts.
The Honest Wood Cutter
In The Honest Wood Cutter, kids learn that being honest often comes with a reward. The story recounts a woodcutter who lost his ax, but refused to steal someone else's ax.
The Wet Pants
Many children may be able to identify with The Wet Pants, a story about a boy who wet his pants and the girl who spilled water on him to save him from ridicule. The moral teaches children to help others.
- The Lion and the Rabbit
Ideal for older children, The Lion and the Rabbit is about a lion who is eating all the forest animals. The rabbit's turn to be eaten comes but he tricks the lion, teaching children that being smart is more important than being strong.