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Very Short Stories with Morals for Kids In English

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Very Short Stories with Morals in English for Class 6, Class 7,  Class 8 & Class 9

This post have a very good collection of very short stories with morals for Kids in English. Moral stories are part of the course of students of different classes. Students prepare these stories to get better grades in their exams. On the other hand, telling short moral stories is a very good way to teach kids the values of practical life. Many parents tell bedtime moral stories to their kids before going to bed. In this post, we have shared very short stories for kids but under a few stories, we have added a link to long moral stories as well. So, if you like short stories you can stay on this post, but if you like to read any long story just click on the link under that story and reach the long version.  There are many other Moral Stories for Kids and Students available here.

List of English Short Stories for Kids with Moral Lessons

  • Thirsty Crow
  • Greedy Dog Story
  • Grapes are Sour Story
  • Fox and the Crow Story
  • Slow and Steady Wis the Race
  • All the Glitters is not Gold
  • Wolf and Lamb
  • Union is Strength
  • A friend in Need is a Friend Indeed
  • The Hen that Laid Golden Eggs
  • The Mouse and the Lion
  • Farmer and the Snake
  • Shepherd and the Wolf

Very Short Story Thirsty Crow with Moral Lesson in English Written

Once upon a time, a crow was very thirsty. He flew about in search of water. He could not find it anywhere. At last, he reached a garden. There he saw a pitcher of water.  The water was too low. His beak could not reach it. He saw pebbles lying nearby. He hit upon a plan. He brought the pebbles one by one and dropped them into the pitcher. The water rose up. He drank water and flew away. He was very happy.

Moral of the Story:

  1. Where there is a will, there is a way.
  2. He who seeks, finds.

You may also like Long Story Thirsty Crow with Moral

Greedy Dog Short Story with Moral in English

Once a dog was very hungry. He stole a piece of meat from a butcher’s shop and ran away. He wanted to eat it at a safe place. There was a stream flowing on his way. While he was running over the bridge., he happened to look down into the water. There he saw his own reflection. He took it as another dog with a big piece of meat. He decided to snatch the piece of meat as well. He barked at him and jumped into the stream. His own piece of meat fell into the water and there he did not find any dog.

Moral of the Story:

  1. Greed is a curse.
  2. All greedy all lose.
  3. Do not be greedy.

Greedy Dog Long Moral Story is also available here.

The Grapes are Sour | The Fox and Grapes Short Story with Moral

Once a fox was very hungry. She ran here and there in search of food, but she could not fund anything to eat. At last, she reached an old orchard. There she saw a bunch of ripe grapes. The bunch was almost at the top of the garden wall. Her mouth watered. She jumped at them. But the grapes were out of her reach. She jumped again and again but all in vain. When she was disappointed, she went away saying, “The grapes are sour, I will not eat them.”

Moral of the Story:

  1. The grapes are sour.
  2. People make an excuse to dislike what they cannot get.

The Fox and the Crow | A Crow with a Piece of Cheese and a Fox in English

Once a fox was hungry. He was wandering in search of food. Meanwhile, he caught sight of a crow sitting in a tree. It had a piece of cheese in its beak. The fox wished to get that cheese. The fox went right under the tree and said, “What a pretty bird it is! Its voice must be as sweet as itself. Won’t you please sing me a song, dear Crow?” On hearing the praises the foolish crow felt very proud. It opened its beak and cawed. As soon as it did so the cheese fell down. The cunning fox sprang at it and began to eat it. After eating he said, “Thank You, Mr. Crow. The cheese was very delicious.”

Moral of the Story:

  1. Don’t be fooled by flattery.
  2. The Hare and the Tortoise

Very Short Story with Moral Slow and Steady Wins the Race in English

Once a hare and a tortoise were friends. The hare was very proud of his speed. He always laughed at the slow speed of the tortoise. One day he teased the tortoise very much. The tortoise took it ill and challenged him to run a race. The hare readily accepted the challenge and the race began.

The hare ran very fast. In no time he was far ahead of the tortoise. He lay down under a cool shady tree to take some rest. He was soon fast asleep. But the tortoise moved on slowly and steadily. It left behind the sleeping hare and reached the winning post. When the hare awoke he ran as fast as he could. But when he reached the winning post, he was ashamed to see the tortoise already sitting there.

Moral of the Story:

  1. Slow and steady wins the race.

you can reach the Hare and the Tortoise Long Story with Moral in English Writing by Clicking here.

A Vain Stage | A Foolish Stage | All the Glitters is not Gold Story

A stag was once drinking water at a pool. He saw his reflection in the water. He was happy to see his beautiful horns. But when he saw his lean and thin legs he felt sad. They seemed ugly. He disliked them. Suddenly he saw a pack of hounds coming towards him. He ran for his dear life. His legs soon carried him far from the hounds. But unfortunately, his horns were caught fast in a bush. He tried his best to free himself but all in vain. In the meantime, the hounds came up to him. Then he realised that his legs took him away while his beautiful horns were the cause of his death.

Moral of the Story:

  1. All that glitters is not gold.
  2. Pride hath a fall.
  3. God Has made nothing useless.

Long Story a Fooling Stage is also available.

Short Story The wolf and the Lamb in English Writing with Moral

Once a wolf was drinking water at a stream. He saw a lamb also drinking water far down. The wolf decided to eat it up. He went up to him and said angrily, “Whey are you making the water muddy?” The poor lamb said trembling, “Sir, it is coming from you to me. How can I make it muddy?”. At this, the wolf said, “Whey did you abuse me last year?” The lamb said, “Sir, I am only six months old. How could I abuse you last year?” The wolf said, “Then it must be your mother.” Saying this the sprang upon the lamb and ate him up.

Moral of the Story:

  1. Any excuse is good enough for an evildoer.

You should also See: The Wolf and the Lamb Long Moral Story

Moral Story The union is Strength Story | The Farmer and his Sons Story in English

Once there was an old farmer, He had three sons, They always quarrelled with one another. He always advised them to live with love. His advice fell flat on them. He fell seriously ill. He sent for his sons. When they came, he gave them a bundle of sticks and asked them to break it. They tried one by one but failed to do so.

The old man then untied the bundle and game one stick to each and asked them to break the sticks. They broke the sticks easily. The old man picked up the pieces of the sticks and said, “If you are united you are strong and powerful like the bundle, no one can harm you. And if you are separated other will ruin you like these pieces of sticks. “This had a good effect on them. After that, they never quarrelled.

Moral of the Story:

You should not miss: Unity is Strength Long Story with Moral

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed Story with Moral in English

Zaid and Baker were two fast friends. One day they set out on a journey. They promised to help each other through thick and thin. When they were passing through a jungle, they saw a bear coming towards them. They were frightened. Zaid ran and climbed up a tree. Though he knew that Baker could not climb up a tree. Baker lay down on the ground and held his breath. The bear came over him and sniffed him. He took him to be dead and went away. When the bear was out of sight. Zaid came down. He said to Baker, “What did the bear whisper in your ear?” Baker replied, “The bear advised me never to trust a selfish friend”, saying this he went on his own way.

Moral of the Story: 

  1. A Friend In Need is a Friend Indeed.

See also: Two Friends and Bear Story for 1st Year students

Very Short Story The Hen that Laid Golden Eggs or A Strange Hen with Moral in English

Once a man had a strange hen. It laid a golden egg daily. The man was very happy. He was greedy also. He wanted to become a rich man. But he was too impatient to wait several months. He decided to kill the hen in order to get all the golden eggs. He killed the hen and was bitterly disappointed to know that there was only one egg. he disappointed to know that there was only one egg. He repented over his folly, but it is useless to cry over spilt milk.

Moral of the Story:

  1. A Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  2. Don’t be greedy
  3. It is no use crying over spilt milk.

You should also read: The Greedy Man Story

Very Short Story with Morals A Mouse and the Lion Moral Story in English

Once there lived a lion in a forest. One day he was sleeping under a shady tree. A mouse came out from its hole. It began to jump on his body. The lion woke up. He was very angry. He caught the mouse and wanted to kill it. The mouse begged pardon. The lion felt pity for it and spared its life. After some days the lion was caught in a trap. He tried his best to break the ropes, but all in vain. He roared. The mouse heard his roaring. It reached there and cut the ropes with its teeth. Soon the lion was free. He thanked the mouse and went away.

Moral of the Story:

  1. Do good, have good.
  2. Kindness is rewarded.
  3. As you so, so shall you reap.

A very short story with Moral The Farmer and the Snake in English

A farmer was returning home from the town one day. He saw a snake almost frozen on account of the cold. He took pity on it and carried it home in his basket. There he placed it near the fire and his children gathered around it. After a few minutes, it began to move about. All of a sudden it rushed at one of them. But the farmer killed it with his stick before it could bite him.

Moral of the Story:

  1. Nature cannot be changed.

Very Short Moral Story Shepherd and the Wolf in English

A shepherd boy used to graze sheep in a jungle. He, as a joke, cried “Wolf! Wolf!”. The villagers ran for his help with sticks but there was no wolf. The boy was laughing. They cursed him. The boy repeated the joke after a few days. Ongoing to help the boy, they saw no wolf. The villagers became angry.

One day, a wolf really came there. the shepherd was afraid and cried “Wolf! Wolf!” The villagers did not come for help. The wolf killed the boy and ate many sheep.

Moral of the Story:

  1. Once a liar, always a liar.

The Boy who Cried Wolf Long Story is also available at Ilmihub.

Here is the end of this post based on very short stories with morals. I am sure you have enjoyed these short moral stories. If you are a student of Class 6, Class 7 or Class 8, you shouldn’t miss Informal Letters for Class 6 and 7 or Informal letters for Class 8.

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