Kids Short Stories on friendship and self help

These Kids short stories are meant as a fun way to get kids to talk and discuss about very important life lessons. In the first story we talk about how our friends influence us and why we should seek the right company. In the second short story. there is lesson on how one should help oneself rather than waiting for others to help them

Short story one : How we get influenced by our friends

In a garden of flowers and bushes, they lived many grasshoppers and Snails. one day, 2 new grasshoppers Tinku and Pinku came to the garden to settle down.  They tried to be friendly with the other grasshoppers, but the other grasshopers were too busy in their lives. These new ones wanted company. Next to the grasshopper’s group lived a Snails’ group. One day when Tinku and Pinku were roaming around, they met the Snails who were having a birthday blast. They invited the grasshoppers and also treated them very well. As they were looking for a company, they also mingled with them. Gradually, they became friends. The Snails asked them to join their group. Tinku and Pinku were more than happy.

Days passed. One Snail asked them if they could join them in their venture. The venture was to steal the food that the ants were piling up for the winter and snow. The cricked asked if they could help them by sharing the load. Tinku and Pinku were disappointed. They discussed with each other and realised that the Snails were friendly with them only to make them do these anti social activities.

Tinku and Pinku stopped being friends with the Snails and started putting more effort to build relationships with the other grasshoppers and slowly they managed to get friends in the grasshopper cirlce

Moral of the Story:

We must be very careful of the company we keep. Sometimes, in order to fit into a group we end up doing harmful things. We should avoid this . We can also wait and make good friends instead of rushing to make friends and doing negative things

Short Story Two: Self help is the best help

Once there lived a group of crabs in a sea. One day fishermen spread their net and most of the crabs also got caught. They were kept in a large drum filled with water. They were being transported in the boat to a city. The crabs were worried that they were caught and waere trying to find a way out. A dog who was in the fishermen’s boat understood their situation and promised to help them .

The crabs were very happy. They started to dream of their freedom. They waited for days but no help came from anywhere. One of the crabs said that waiting for the dog was a waste of time. They could help each other to get out of the drum. The other crabs agreed. So, the crabs at the bottom started to push the crabs at the top upwards. It was difficult but finally the crabs started to fall off the drum. When the more crabs fell out, they together pushed the drum to the edge of the boat. After many attempts the drum was moved to the edge, the remaining crabs leaned towards the wall of the drum and formed a chain and jumped off from the drum. All the crabs happily jumped off from the boat into the water.

Moral of the story:

Self help is the best help. We must at all times try to help ourselves and not wait for others to come to our aid. When we put in our best efforts, we can be rest assured that our problems will be surely solved through some good persons or external forces.

These short stories with animals are intended as a fun way to teach kids about life lessons. If you and your kids are big fans of animals. We have a very beautiful Animal poster set .  This poster set is a great way to decorate the kids rooms.


Smitha Prasad is a budding writer who writes articles and short stories for kids. She believes that childhood is the right age to inculcate the right values in kids. It helps them to develop into confident adults.  She designs and runs a kid’s magazine called A LITTLE MORE-An Engaging booklet, through which she tries to reach kids that helps kids stay away from screen, build conversations and build the right mindset in kids 



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