Short Stories for kids from nature - water cycle

Short Story One: Why do sunflowers follow the sun?

Long Long ago, there was a big garden. It had all varities of flowers in the world. Roses, marigold, lilies, daffodils, jasmine, sunflowers and what not! The garden was a hub for the bees, butterflies, moths and other insects. But, there was a small issue! All the flowers were colourful except the sunflowers. The sunfloweres were not happy with themselves because of this. They would always think that the all the other flowers and the butterflies, birds and all the insects were so colourful and bright, but only they looked pale.

One day the queen of sunflowers decided to pray God. She asked her friend rose as to which God to pray to. Rose said that the sun god was the best as he was the one who was responsible for their existence and happiness. The queen was convinced and started to pray the sun god without taking food and water for many days. After many months the sun god appeared before the queen. The queen was delighted. Sun God asked her to make a wish. She asked him to make them colourful. When sun asked her which colour would she prefer then, queen asked him to paint them yellow, the colour of the Sun God himself as a token of gratitude. The sun god was pleased and granted her wish.

From that day, till today, the sunflowers are still paying the gratitude to  to sun, thus they follow the path of the sun!

Parenting Takeaway

Fairy tales take us to a land of imaginations.  They are fun to read too.Do you know? Sunflowers not only pivot to face the sun as it moves across the sky during the day, but they also rotate 180 degrees during the night to greet the morning sun!

Short Story Two: Reene - A tiny waterdrop!

Reene was a tiny water drop in a river. She had just come down from a big cloud. She started to wander with the other droplets. Her journey began! She started to move along with the flow and according to the force of the river. The river ran along the path of mountains into the forest. Sometimes in a wide path, sometimes in a narrow valley sometimes in a slopy regions. Reene went along with the river. She was excited to see the forest and cities along her journey.

After travelling long, the pace of the river became very fast, she wondered what was going on! Suddenly she fell down from an uphill. It was a waterfall. There were many rocks and bushes. Many of her friends were discontinuing their journey. Some would fall on the rocks and settled there, some would get absorbed by the bushes, some were diverted towards the big canals which were built by the humans to use that water for different purpose. Most of them were absorbed by the sun. Reene thought that she was lucky that she was still flowing with the river.

After travelling for a longer time, the pace of the river suddenly became slow. It became slower! And once after flowing in a narrow path, pace became so slow that it was like not flowing anymore. Then Reene realised that she was in a sea. The world was different here. There was water everywhere, no land, no uphill down -hill. Everything seemed like still. It was hot.  Different droplets from different rivers were at the same place. She wanted to flow again. She wanted to go back to her home.

Then, one day she was absorbed by the sun. Then, she was in a cloud! It was very cold there.  The clouds were moving fast along with the wind. After sometime, she became bigger and bigger and became a rain drop and came down in the form of rain!

There she was back again in a river, and started to flow again!

Parenting Takeaway:

We all read about water cycle in our textbooks. Here is another way, a fun way, to know about the same. We can also learn how the rivers flow into an ocean or a sea. And that the pace of the river depends on the terrain of the land.  

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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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