Short Stories for Kids from Indian School Life

Story 1: The Lunch Box Mystery

Ricky and Sammy were best friends. They were studying in the same class. Ricky’s mom was a great cook. She would send  special dishes often. Whenever he brough something special he used to bring extra boxes to share it with his friends.

One day in the lunch break, Ricky saw his lunch box half eaten! He was surprised. But did not bother much. Next day also it was half eaten. After a week he started to find his lunch box empty! He felt bad for missing out on having his favourite dishes. He wanted to find out who was behind this!

He told his friend Sammy. Sammy was smart. He gave an idea. The next day, he asked Ricky to fill his box completely with Sause and get it to the school. Ricky followed what Sammy had told.  They were waiting for the lunch hour! The bell just rang, and within 5 minutes, they heard their classmate Rita shout loudly. Kids sitting in the class ran out to check what had happened. They saw Rita’s uniform was red with Sause spilled on it. She rushed to the restroom to clean her dress. Later she came and confessed to  Ricky that she loved the taste of the dishes and could not resist. So, every day she would to eat his lunch box. 

Ricky said that he would bring an extra box for her and thanked Sammy for helping him out to solve the mystery.

Parenting Takeaway:

This is a cute story about a small daily issues kids face in school. Ricky and Sammy's way of handling the secenario is super adorable and cute. Kids reading such short stories that they can relate to with their everyday life, increases kid's interests in reading . Kids can also use these smart and adorable solutions to everyday issues .

Story 2: Screen Time 

Sony was a cheerful girl. she was studying in class 4. She was a good student and also a good dancer. She had bagged many prices in dancing competitions. She ws loved by all the teachers and friends.

For  her birthday, she got a Playstaion as a gift from her uncle. She jumped with joy seeing it. She asked him to  install it on the same day. she started to  play. In the beginning she took some time to learn the operations. But soon she became an expert. she started to play for longer hours. Her parents would warn her by  telling that this would spoil her other interests. But the games were really interesting. She slowly started losing interest in dance. She did not want ot attend the dance class. She also started to lose interest in her studies.

Her parents were really worried. They tried to convince her in many ways,but the games were too interesting for her. Gradually she started complaining of headache. She could not focus well in her class. She easily got distracted.  Her friends also observed the changes in her. All she would do  was wait for the final bell of the school, so that she could come home and play her favourite games on her PS.

Days passed,  her headache became a serious issue now. Her parents took her to the doctor. The doctor examined her eyes and told  her that watching the screen for a long time had caused a small defect in her eyes and she had to wear a specticlas to overcome the defect.  She should also stay away from electronic gadgets to protect her eveys from deteriorating further.

She felt very sad. She realised her mistake. After coming back from the clinic, the first thing she did was disconnect her PS.

Days passed, it took sometime but, she gradually picked up her normal lifestyle and started to shine again.

Paarenting Takeaway:

From Television shows to mobile phones, from Online games to playstation, there are hundreds of attractions for kids. Having them and playing them in excess is a big problem . This would break their routine and distract them from studies and hobbies. It will  have an impact on their health as well. So we should know where to draw a line and keep Screen time only as an entertainment and a small break from our normal routine.

At Ekdali, we believe in screen free time for kids. Our Posters, Flash Cards and Book Boxes are designed to help this final objective. Please check them out.



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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