Tag: Animal Stories

A collection of Animal Stories for kids of all ages. Read and enjoy these bedtime Animal Stories that will educate as well as entertain your child!

The Lion and the Poor Slave

The Lion and the Poor Slave

There was once a slave whose master was cruel to him. One day, he couldn’t stand it anymore, so he fled into the forest. On his way, he encountered a lion that was unable to walk because of a thorn in its paw. Even though he was scared, the slave mustered his courage and pulled out the thorn in the lion’s paw. 

When the lion was free from the thorn, he ran into the forest without hurting the slave. Soon after, the slave was caught by his master in the forest. The slave was then thrown into the lion’s den by his master.

As soon as he saw the lion, the slave recognized it as the same lion he had rescued previously. As a result, the slave escaped unharmed.

Moral of the Story: Your good deeds will always come back to you. Do good deeds and be kind to others, and the universe will reward you.

The Fox and the Grapes

The Fox and the Grapes

Once upon a time, a hungry fox came upon a vineyard. 

As it saw the juicy, round grapes hanging in a bunch, the fox drooled. 

He leaped high but never reached for them. Telling himself that it must be sour, he left. 

Having no food to eat that night, he slept on an empty stomach.

Moral of the Story: We make excuses when something is too difficult to attain. Instead of working hard for it, we tell ourselves that it’s probably not that great.

The Farmer And The Crane

The Farmer And The Crane

Once there was a farmer who was worried about his crops. His crops were being eaten by the birds every day.

Agitated, he decided to trap the birds the next day. When the birds came, he managed to capture them with a big net. A crane too got trapped with them.

The crane pleaded the farmer to free him.

To this request, the farmer answered, “You were found in the company of these birds who destroyed my crops. I cannot let you go. I won’t spare you either.”

Moral of the Story: You get judged for the company you keep.

Butterfly

Butterfly

One day a man sees a butterfly trying very hard to come out of her cocoon. He stays and observes what the butterfly is trying to do. When he sees that the butterfly is not able to become out of the cocoon easily, he feels sad for her and decided to help her somehow.

Therefore, he takes a pair of scissors and cuts the cocoon so that the butterfly can get free. But he sees that as soon as he cut the cocoon the butterfly came out injured and crawling. He was sure he didn’t hurt the butterfly with the scissors and there was no blood either.

He didn’t realize that when the butterfly tries to come out of its cocoon, its body makes a fluid. As the butterfly struggles, the fluid gets pushed back into the body till the wings. It’s that struggle and fluid that gives the ability to the butterfly to fly. Without the struggle, the butterfly will just be a crawling, injured, insect.

Moral of the Story: Our struggles helps us grow and become better in life.

The Donkey

The Donkey

There was once a donkey named Jojo who was very old. Jojo couldn’t work for his master anymore so he decided to kill him. He dug a pit and pushed Jojo into it.

The master started filling up the pit with mud so that he can bury Jojo. Jojo on the other hand shook all the mud from his back and climbed on the dirt that gathers at his feet. Slowly there was a mountain of mud inside the pit and Jojo dusting the mud off and climbing on it.

Soon enough he was out of the pit and in front of his master. His master saw the donkey alive and got scared that the donkey will try to take revenge. He threw his shovel away and ran towards his farm as fast as he could.

Jojo laughed as he saw his master running in fear and lived his life eating juicy fruits and vegetables from the forest.

Moral of the Story: The presence of mind can save your life.