Tag: Stories about Honesty

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

The Shepherd Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Shepherd Boy Who Cried Wolf

Once upon a time, in a green and lush valley, there lived a young shepherd boy named Sam. Sam was in charge of taking care of a flock of fluffy, white sheep. Every day, he would lead them to graze on the sweet grasses of the nearby hills.

One sunny afternoon, as the sheep munched away, Sam thought of a mischievous plan to break the boredom. He ran down to the village, shouting, “Wolf! Wolf! A wolf is attacking my sheep!” The villagers, worried and anxious, rushed up the hill to help him. But when they got there, they found no wolf, only Sam laughing at his own trick.

The villagers were annoyed but decided to forgive Sam, thinking it was just a silly joke. A few days later, Sam got bored again and played the same trick. “Wolf! Wolf!” he cried. And again, the kind villagers hurried to his aid, only to find that it was a trick once more.

But then, one evening, as the sun was setting and the stars began to twinkle, a real wolf sneaked into the field where Sam’s sheep were grazing. Sam, terrified, ran as fast as he could to the village, yelling, “Wolf! Help! A real wolf this time!”

But this time, the villagers didn’t believe him. They thought it was another trick. “He’s just fooling us again,” they said, shaking their heads. So, nobody came to help. Sam felt sad and scared as he watched the wolf chase his sheep away.

The next morning, Sam learned a very important lesson. He apologized to the villagers for lying and promised never to do it again. And the villagers learned to be more forgiving and understanding.

Dear children, always tell the truth, because if you lie, people might not believe you when you really need them to. Trust is like a precious treasure; once lost, it’s hard to get back. So, let’s always be honest and true!

Moral of the Story: Always tell the truth, because trust, once lost, is hard to regain.

The Golden Bird

The Golden Bird

Once upon a time, in a magical kingdom, there lived a king who dreamed of hearing the song of a legendary Golden Bird. This bird, brighter than the sun, sang so sweetly that all who heard it were filled with joy.

The king had three sons: the eldest two were very proud, but the youngest, named Jack, was kind and clever. One day, the king discovered that golden apples from his garden were disappearing. He asked his sons to find out who was stealing them.

The first night, the eldest son tried to watch the garden but fell asleep. The same happened with the second son on the next night. On the third night, it was Jack’s turn. He stayed awake and saw the Golden Bird! He tried to catch it but only managed to grab one of its golden feathers.

The king was amazed by the feather and wanted the bird even more. So, Jack set off on an incredible journey to find it. Along the way, he met a wise fox, who gave him valuable advice: “Do not take the golden cage at the bird’s home.”

When Jack found the Golden Bird, he forgot the fox’s advice and tried to catch it in a golden cage. Alarms rang out, and Jack was captured by the bird’s guardians. They threw him into a dungeon but promised his freedom if he could bring them the Golden Horse, which ran faster than the wind.

This time, Jack listened to the wise fox. He caught the Golden Horse and, with the fox’s help, also rescued the Golden Bird!

But, as Jack was returning home, his envious brothers tricked him. They left him in the woods and took the horse and the bird to their father, claiming they had captured them. However, the Golden Bird and the Golden Horse refused to eat or drink.

Meanwhile, Jack was again helped by the wise fox and reached his kingdom. The moment the Golden Bird saw Jack, it began to sing its joyful song, and the Golden Horse leaped happily. The king realized the truth and praised Jack for his bravery and honesty.

Jack forgave his brothers, and they all learned the value of truth and kindness. As for the wise fox, it revealed that it was a prince under a spell, and Jack’s goodness broke the curse.

And they all lived happily ever after, with the Golden Bird’s song filling their hearts with joy.

Moral of the Story: Kindness and honesty are the keys to true happiness and success.

Honesty is the Best Policy Story – The Honest Woodcutter

Honesty is the Best Policy Story – The Honest Woodcutter

Once upon a time, there lived a poor woodcutter named Ramu. He lived with his wife and two children in a small hut. Everyday Ramu would go in the forest and chop trees for wood. He would then sell the wood in the market and earn a meagre income to support his family. Though poor, Ramu was a very honest man.

One day, while Ramu was chopping wood in the forest, the axe slipped from his hand and fell into the river that flowed nearby. Ramu was very sad and worried, as he knew that he would not be able to replace the axe and would now have to find some other means of livelihood.

He prayed sincerly for his axe, and a goddess appeared from the river. She asked Ramu what he had lost and why he was so sad. Ramu told her everything.

Goddess, then went back into the river and came back with a silver axe, Ramu said that it wasn’t his axe. Goddess, once again went back into the river and this time came back with an golden axe, again Ramu said that it wasn’t his axe.

The Goddess smiled and pulled out his iron axe from the river and gave it to him. Ramu was delighted to get back his old axe and thanked the Goddess.

Goddess was very happy with Ramu’s honesty and rewarded him with the silver and the golden axe. Ramu was overwhelmed with happiness and went back home with his new found wealth.

Moral of the story: Honesty is always the best policy. It is better to lose something temporarily than to lose your honesty and integrity forever.