10 short moral stories for families


Reading is an important activity for children: they can gather important information, develop reading habits, reflect about the story, learn how to focus, and enjoy it as part of their daily routine. Sharing reading time with your children promotes a healthy habit and creates a strong emotional bond with them.

Reading offers a great opportunity to teach your kids life lessons. For this reason, we have gathered the most popular stories to help you.

  1. The Boy who Cried Wolf
    • Moral: Lying breaks trust — even if you’re telling the truth, no one believes a liar.
  2. The Golden Touch
    • Moral: Greed will always lead to downfall.
  3. The Fox and the Grapes
    • Moral: Never despise what we can’t have; nothing comes easy.
  4. The Proud Rose
    • Moral: Never judge anyone by the way they look.
  5. The Milkmaid and Her Pail
    • Moral: Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
  6. The Wise Old Owl
    • Moral: Be more observant. Talk less and listen more. This will make us wise.
  7. The Farmer and The Well
    • Moral: Cheating will not get you anything. If you cheat, you’ll pay soon enough.
  8. Elephant and Friends
    • Moral: Friends come in every shape and size.
  9. The Needle Tree
    • Moral: It’s important to be kind, as it will always be rewarded.
  10. The Ants and The Grasshopper
    • Moral: There’s a time for work and a time for play.

Short moral stories for kids are great for teaching valuable life lessons in a fun way children can understand. Short stories work well as they are just long enough for your child to concentrate.

Author: Leslie Acevedo | PEM in English Language Teaching | English Coordinator APDE La Villa