Best Moral Stories That Will Refresh Your Children’s Mood
Best Moral Stories For Kids with Valuable Lessons: Are you looking for those bedtime stories which serve as a potent source to deliver deep moral education to your kids in the fastest way? If yes, please follow us. Stories are a great way of teaching kids about essential moral values. They are a powerful medium to mould the thoughts and personalities of kids.
Moral stories are a primary source of kid’s education in almost every country of the world. Children love stories and you can easily shape their thought processes in the right direction. Also, By narrating stories to your kids, you will impart wisdom to them and also spend much-needed quality time with them.
Today, we are revisiting some popular moral stories and taking out some essential work advice from them. Read on as we tell you some simple messages that could help you at your workplace. Some of these stories are short and some are longer, so every reader can have a chance to be the narrator for the night.
1. Little Rabbit, Whale, and The Elephant: A Moral Story For Kids
One day little Brother Rabbit was running along on the sand, lippety, lippety, when he saw the Whale and the Elephant talking together. Little Brother Rabbit crouched down and listened to what they were saying. This was what they were saying: “You are the biggest thing on the land, Brother Elephant,” said the Whale, “and I am the biggest thing in the sea; if we join together we can rule all the animals in the world, and have our way about everything.”
“Very good, very good,” trumpeted the Elephant; “that suits me; we will do it.”
Little Brother Rabbit snickered to himself. “They won’t rule me,” he said. He ran away and got a very long, very strong rope, and he got his big drum and hid the drum a long way off in the bushes. Then he went along the beach till he came to the Whale.
How Brother Rabbit Fooled The Whale and The Elephant
“Oh, please, dear, strong Mr. Whale,” he said, “will you have the great kindness to do me a favor? My cow is stuck in the mud, a quarter of a mile from here. And I can’t pull her out. But you are so strong and so obliging, that I venture to trust you will help me out.”
The Whale was so pleased with the compliment that he said, “Yes,” at once.
“Then,” said the Rabbit, “I will tie this end of my long rope to you, and I will run away and tie the other end around my cow, and when I am ready I will beat my big drum. When you hear that, pull very, very hard, for the cow is stuck very deep in the mud.”
“Huh!” grunted the Whale, “I’ll pull her out if she is stuck to the horns.”
Little Brother Rabbit tied the rope-end to the whale and ran off, lippety, lippety, till he came to the place where the Elephant was.
“Oh, please, mighty and kindly Elephant,” he said, making a very low bow. “will you do me a favor?”
“What is it?” asked the Elephant.
“My cow is stuck in the mud, about a quarter of a mile from here,” said little Brother Rabbit, “and I cannot pull her out. Of course, you could. If you will be so very obliging as to help me.”
Certainly,” said the Elephant grandly, “certainly.”
“Then,” said little Brother Rabbit, “I will tie one end of this long rope to your trunk, and the other to my cow, and as soon as I have tied her tightly I will beat my big drum. When you hear that, pull; pull as hard as you can, for my cow is very heavy.”
“Never fear,” said the Elephant, “I could pull twenty cows.”
“I am sure you could,” said the Rabbit, politely, “only be sure to begin gently, and pull harder and harder till you get her.”
Then he tied the end of the rope tightly around the Elephant’s trunk and ran away into the bushes. There he sat down and beat the big drum. The Whale began to pull, and the Elephant began to pull, and in a jiffy the rope tightened till it was stretched as hard as could be.
“This is a remarkably heavy cow,” said the Elephant; “but I’ll fetch her!” And he braced his forefeet in the earth and gave a tremendous pull.
“Dear me!” said the Whale. “That cow must be stuck mighty tight;” and he drove his tail deep in the water, and gave a marvelous pull.
How The Wisdom Overpowers The Mighty
He pulled harder; the Elephant pulled harder. Pretty soon the Whale found himself sliding toward the land. The reason was, of course, that the Elephant had something solid to brace against, and, too, as fast as he pulled the rope in a little, he took a turn with it round his trunk! But when the Whale found himself sliding toward the land he was so provoked with the cow that he dove head first, down to the bottom of the sea.
That was a pull! The Elephant was jerked off his feet and came slipping and sliding to the beach, and into the surf. He was terribly angry. He braced himself with all his might and pulled his best. At the jerk, up came the Whale out of the water.
“Who is pulling me?” spouted the Whale.
“Who is pulling me?” trumpeted the Elephant.
And then each saw the rope in the other’s hold.
“I’ll teach you to play cow!” roared the Elephant.
“I’ll show you how to fool me!” fumed the Whale.
And they began to pull again. But this time the rope broke, the Whale turned a somersault, and the Elephant fell over backwards. At that, they were both so ashamed that neither would speak to the other. So that broke up the bargain between them. And little Brother Rabbit sat in the bushes and laughed, and laughed, and laughed.
Moral of The Story: Wise men make more opportunities than they find. They have a solution for almost any problem.
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2. Little Brothers of The Air: Wonderful Moral Story For Kids
The man of whom I am now going to tell you was famous, not for his wealth or his power or his deeds in war, but for his great gentleness. He lived more than seven hundred years ago in a quaint little town of Italy. His name was Francis, and because of his goodness, all men now call him St. Francis. Very kind and loving was St. Francis—kind and loving not only to men but to all living things.
He spoke of the birds as his little brothers of the air, and he could never bear to see them harmed. At Christmas time he scattered crumbs of bread under the trees so that the tiny creatures could feast and be happy. Once when a boy gave him a pair of doves which he had snared, St. Francis had a nest made for them, and the mother bird laid her eggs in it.
By and by, the eggs hatched, and a nestful of young doves grew up. They were so tame that they sat on the shoulders of St. Francis and ate from his hand. And many other stories are told of this man’s great love and pity for the timid creatures which lived in the fields and woods.
Saint Francis Conversation With The Birds
One day as he was walking among the trees the birds saw him and flew down to greet him. They sang their sweetest songs to show how much they loved him. Then, when they saw that he was about to speak, they nestled softly in the grass and listened.
“O little birds,” he said, “I love you, for you are my brothers and sisters of the air. Let me tell you something, my little brothers, my little sisters: You ought always to love God and praise Him.
“For think what He has given you. He has given you wings with which to fly through the air. He has given you clothing both warm and beautiful. He has given you the air in which to move and have homes.
“And think of this, O little brothers: you sow not, neither do you reap, for God feeds you. He gives you the rivers and the brooks from which to drink. He gives you the mountains and the valleys where you may rest. He gives you the trees in which to build your nests.
“You toil not, neither do you spin, yet God takes care of you and your little ones. It must be, then, that He loves you. So, do not be ungrateful, but sing His praises and thank Him for his goodness toward you.”
Then the saint stopped speaking and looked around him. All the birds sprang up joyfully. They spread their wings and opened their mouths to show that they understood his words.
And when he had blessed them, all began to sing; and the whole forest was filled with sweetness and joy because of their wonderful melodies.
Moral of The Story: Be kind and gentle to everyone. Kindness towards fellow beings is the most formidable force in nature.
3. Grandpa’s Table: A Moral Story About Family Relationships
A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped, the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.
The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. “We must do something about Grandfather,” said the son. “I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.”
So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. When the family glanced in Grandfather’s direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.
Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food. The four-year-old watched it all in silence. One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor.
He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making?” Just as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up.”
The four-year-old smiled and went back to work. The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.
That evening the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days, he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.
Moral of The Story: Little Things Affect Little Minds. Children are remarkably perceptive. Their eyes ever observe, their ears ever listen, and their minds ever process the messages they absorb. If they see us patiently provide a happy home atmosphere for family members, they will imitate that attitude for the rest of their lives. The wise parent realizes that every day the building blocks are being laid for the child’s future. Let’s be wise builders and role models.
4. Which Was The King?: Moral Story About King Henry
One day King Henry the Fourth of France was hunting in a large forest. Towards evening he told his men to ride home by the main road while he went by another way that was somewhat longer. As he came out of the forest he saw a little boy by the roadside, who seemed to be watching for someone.
“Well, my boy,” said the king, “are you looking for your father?”
“No, sir,” answered the boy. “I am looking for the king. They say he is hunting in the woods, and perhaps will ride out this way. So I’m waiting to see him.”
“Oh, if that is what you wish,” said King Henry, “get up behind me on the horse and I’ll take you to the place where you will see him.”
The boy got up at once and sat behind the king. The horse cantered briskly along, and king and boy were soon quite well acquainted.
“They say that King Henry always has a number of men with him,” said the boy; “how shall I know which is he?”
“Oh, that will be easy enough,” was the answer. “All the other men will take off their hats, but the king will keep his on.
“Do you mean that the one with his hat on will be the king?”
Soon they came into the main road where a number of the king’s men were waiting. All the men seemed amused when they saw the boy, and as they rode up, they greeted the king by taking off their hats.
“Well, my boy,” said King Henry, “which do you think is the king?”
“I don’t know,” answered the boy; “but it must be either you or I, for we both have our hats on.”
Moral of The Story: Analyze the circumstances in a thoughtful manner if you want the desired outcome.
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5. Words and Actions Should Be The Same: A Moral Story
There once was a boy who loved eating sweets. He always asked for sweets from his father. His father was a poor man. He could not always afford sweets for his son. But the little boy did not understand this and demanded sweets all the time. The boy’s father thought hard about how to stop the child from asking for so many sweets. There was a very holy man living nearby at that time.
The boy’s father had an idea. He decided to take the boy to the great man who might be able to persuade the child to stop asking for sweets all the time. The boy and his father went along to the great man. The father said to him, “O great saint, could you ask my son to stop asking for sweets which I cannot afford?”
The great man was in difficulty because he liked sweets himself. How could he ask the boy to give up asking for sweets? The holy man told the father to bring his son back after one month. During that month, the holy man gave up eating sweets, and when the boy and his father returned after a month, the holy man said to the boy “My dear child, will you stop asking for sweets which your father cannot afford to give you?”
From then on, the boy stopped asking for sweets. The boy’s father asked the saint, “Why did you not ask my son to give up asking for sweets when we came to you a month ago?” The saint replied, “How could I ask a boy to give up sweets when I loved sweets myself. In the last month, I gave up eating sweets.”
Moral of The Story: A person’s example is much more powerful than just his words. When we ask someone to do something, we must do it ourselves also. We should not ask others to do what we do not do ourselves. Always make sure that your actions and your words are the same.
6. A Moral Story on Importance of The First Opportunity
A young man wished to marry the farmer’s beautiful daughter. He went to the farmer to ask his permission. The farmer looked at him over and said, “Son, go stand out in that field. I am going to release three bulls, one at a time. If you can catch the tail of any one of the three bulls, you can marry my daughter.”
The young man stood in the pasture awaiting the first bull. The barn door opened and out ran the biggest, meanest-looking bull he had ever seen. He decided that one of the next bulls had to be a better choice than this one, so he ran over to the side and let the bull pass through the pasture, out the back gate.
The barn door opened again. Unbelievable! He had never seen anything so big and fierce in his life. It stood pawing the ground, grunting, slighing slobber as it eyed him. Whatever the next bull was like, it had to be a better choice than this one. He ran to the fence and let the bull pass through the pasture, out the back gate.
The door opened a third time. A smile came across his face. This was the weakest, scrawniest little bull he had ever seen. This one was his bull. As the bull came running by, he positioned himself just right and jumped at just the exact moment. He grabbed… but the bull had no tail.
Moral of The Story: Life is full of opportunities. Some will be easy to take advantage of, some will be difficult. But once we let them pass (often in hopes of something better), those opportunities may never again be available. So always grab the first opportunity.
7. True Wealth: A Brilliant Moral Story For Everyone
One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the purpose of showing his son how the poor people live so he could be thankful for his wealth. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?” “It was great, Dad.”
“Did you see how poor people can be?” the father asked. “Oh yeah,” said the son. “So what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.
The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.” “We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.” “Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.” “We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.”
“We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.” “We buy our food, but they grow theirs.” “We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them.” With this the boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are.”
Moral of The Story: Contentment is the greatest treasure. They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who’s content with his lot. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
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8. Moral Story on Procrastination For Kids and Adults
Many people get stuck in indecisiveness. They cannot make decisions on even important matters affecting their life and breathe their last, leaving behind many of their problems still unsolved. In the grand battle of Lanka, demon-king Ravana got fatally wounded and was on verge of dying. Ravana was a great scholar. And so, Laxman went to the dying Ravana to hear some words of wisdom.
Ravana said, “The worst thing that ever makes any person fail in his/her life is to postpone or delay doing something that needs to be done immediately. I wanted to do so many things in my life. I wanted to build stairs to the heaven, to turn the salt water of the whole sea into fresh water, to add fragrance to the golden sparkling city of Lanka, to have total control over death, and so on.
I was definitely capable of doing all these things. But, alas, every single day, I kept on postponing them until the following day i.e. tomorrow. Now I am on verge of dying but that elusive ‘tomorrow’ I have been waiting for, never ever turned up.”
Moral of The Story: Several people may be seen resolving other’s conflicts but their own problems would remain unresolved. Rather than being a learned person who procrastinates, it is far better to be an ordinary person who knows the value of time and utilizes it properly with enthusiasm and careful attention to get his/her things done. Any person who has got rid of laziness and has started to work diligently is truly a wise person or will eventually become one.
9. Moral Story on Attachment With Trifle Things
Here is the story of a master who told his disciples to show what damage a single trifling attachment can do to those who have become rich in spiritual gifts: A villager was once riding past a cave in a mountain at the precise moment when it made one of its rare magical appearances to all who wished to enrich themselves from its treasures.
He marched into the cave and found whole mountains of jewels and precious stones that he hurriedly stuffed into the saddlebags of his mule, for he knew the legend according to which the cave would open a very limited period of time so its treasures had to be taken in haste. The donkey was fully loaded and he set off rejoicing at his good fortune when he suddenly remembered he had left his stick in the cave.
He turned back and rushed into the cave. But the time for the cave to disappear had arrived and so he disappeared with it and was never seen again. After waiting for him a year or two, the villagers sold his treasure they found on the donkey and became the beneficiaries of the unfortunate man’s good luck.
Moral of The Story: Be satisfied with what you have. Remember, when the sparrow builds its nest in the forest, it occupies but a single branch. When the deer slakes its thrust at the river, it drinks no more than its belly can hold. We collect things because our hearts are empty.
10. Moral Story on Importance of Peaceful Mind
There once was a farmer who discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him. After searching high and low among the hay for a long while; he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the barn. He promised them that the person who found it would be rewarded.
Hearing this, the children hurried inside the barn, went through and around the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch. Just when the farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up to him and asked to be given another chance. The farmer looked at him and thought, “Why not? After all, this kid looks sincere enough.”
So the farmer sent the little boy back in the barn. After a while, the little boy came out with the watch in his hand! The farmer was both happy and surprised and so he asked the boy how he succeeded where the rest had failed. The boy replied, “I did nothing but sit on the ground and listen. In the silence, I heard the ticking of the watch and just looked for it in that direction.”
Moral of The Story: A peaceful mind can think better than a worked-up mind. Allow a few minutes of silence to your mind every day, and see, how sharply it helps you to set your life the way you expect it to be..!
11. When Adversity Knocks: A Great Story For Kids
This is a story that explains how adversity is met differently by different people. There was a girl named Rose who lived with her mother and father in a village. One day, her father assigned her a simple task. He took three vessels filled with boiling water. He placed an egg in one vessel, a potato in the second vessel, and some tea leaves in the third vessel.
He asked Rose to keep an eye on the vessels for about ten to fifteen minutes while the three ingredients in three separate vessels boiled. After the said time, he asked Rose to peel the potato and egg and strain the tea leaves. Rose was left puzzled but she understood her father was trying to explain her something, but she didn’t know what it was.
Her father explained, “All three items were put in the same circumstances. See how they’ve responded differently.” He said that the potato turned soft, the egg turned hard, and the tea leaves changed the colour and taste of the water. He further said, “We are all like one of these items. When adversity calls, we respond exactly the way they do. Now, are you a potato, an egg, or tea leaves?”
Moral of The Story: We always have a choice about how to respond to a difficult situation.
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12. The Monkey and The Dolphin Moral Story For Kids
One day long ago, some sailors set out to sea in their sailing ship. One of them brought his pet monkey along for the long journey. When they were far out at sea, a terrible storm overturned their ship. Everyone fell into the sea, and the monkey was sure that he would drown. Suddenly a dolphin appeared and picked him up.
They soon reached the island and the monkey came down from the dolphin’s back. The dolphin asked the monkey, “Do you know this place?”
The monkey replied, “Yes, I do. In fact, the king of the island is my best friend. Do you know that I am actually a prince?”
Knowing that no one lived on the island, the dolphin said, “Well, well, so you are a prince! Now you can be a king!”
The monkey asked, “How can I be a king?”
As the dolphin started swimming away, he answered, “That is easy. As you are the only creature on this island, you will naturally be the king!”
Moral of The Story: Those who lie and boast may end up in trouble.
13. Moral Story on Truth and Falsehood For Kids
There were two brothers of the names of ‘Truth’ and ‘Falsehood’. Truth was handsome and clean while Falsehood was dirty and distasteful. So wherever the latter would go he would be unwelcome. Out of jealousy, he decided to take revenge on Truth. One both embarked on a pilgrimage. As usual, people responded to them differently everywhere they went – Truth with respect; and Falsehood with disdain.
In course of their pilgrimage, they reached a Temple. Both entered a pond for a bath as a ceremony before entering the temple. While Truth was engrossed in cleaning his body thoroughly, Falsehood slyly wore the clothes of Truth and ran away. When Truth came out of the pond, he had no choice but to put on the left-behind clothes of Falsehood.
Moral of The Story: From that time onwards both are ever moving and meeting people. But now the situation is reversed. Falsehood is respected and honored because he has the clean mask of Truth on him. Truth, on the other hand, is wandering from door to door fruitlessly, wearing the black mask of Falsehood.
14. Moral Story on Importance of Virtues in Life
Once the creator sent angles to the earth with instruction to help humans achieve their desires. The angles set to work accordingly. A countless number of persons had their wishes granted but still, their caviling and lamenting did not stop. No one felt free from crises and suffering. This situation was a cause of displeasure to all the three – the humans, the angles, and the creator.
Inquiry revealed that by and large humans are best with the malaise of acute avarice and greed. Whatever they get and grab, they abuse it and utilize it in wrongdoings. Consequently, there is no end to their miseries and sufferings. The creator called back the angles and modified His instructions.
They were now to serve only those who had regulated and refined the course of their lives with tapa and vrata. Ever since then only the virtuous receive divine succor and help; the prayers of the evil-doers go unheard.
Moral of The Story: Do not crave more possessions instead develop a great moral character.
15. Moral Story on Desire and Happiness
King Pyrrhus of Epirus was highly ambitious and he was always fighting with nearby kingdoms. Once he was approached by his friend Cyneas and asked, “If you conquer Rome, what will you do next, sir?
Pyrrhus replied, “Sicily is next door and will be easy to take.”
“And what shall we do after Sicily is taken?”
“Then we will move over to Africa and sack Carthage.”
“And after Carthage, sir?”
“The turn of Greece will come.”
“And what, may I ask, will the fruit of all these conquests be?”
“Then,” said Pyrrhus, “we can sit down and enjoy ourselves.”
“Can we not,” said Cyneas, “enjoy ourselves now?”
Moral of The Story: Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
These powerful moral stories have the potential to refresh your kid’s mood if told in a creative way. We hope these short moral stories help you to satiate the burning desires of your kids for new stories. Did you enjoy these moral stories? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to share these stories with your friends.