Two Short Stories for Kids on Empathy and Bravery
Story 1: The Star, The Sun and The Moon
Long long ago, Star with her kids Sun and Moon were living together up in the sky. Star was a very hard working mom. She would do all the house hold work in the morning and would shine at all night.
One day, Thunder and Lightning invited the kids for dinner at their place. Sun and Moon both dressed their best and went to their place. It was a big party. There were all kinds of games, activities and yummy dishes. Sun and Moon enjoyed all the games and ate all the dishes. They were overjoyed.
While enjoying the party , Sun and Moon though of their mother Star who was doing so much hard work and missing out on the fun. So, they packed some food back for their mom.
They both finished the party and came home. They excitedly narrated the story of the party to the mom. They also handed over the package to the
Star felt very happy. She blessed the moon that he would always stay calm and his rays will make people happy in the darkest of hours. The Mothers on earth will feed their kids showing him, the poets will sing songs praising his beauty, the nocturnal animals will carry out their routine under his
She blessed the sun that his rays will be the source of life for all living things and he would worshiped as God by the peoples of the earth.
This is a beautiful story about being mindful and showing empathy for what other members of the family do.
Story 2: Don’t run away from Problems!
One day Krishna and his brother Balarama were sent to a forest to fetch some medicinal herbs by their guru in their Gurukula. Adhering to their guru’s advice, they went to the forest. But by the time they collected those medicinal herbs, it became dark. So, they decided to stay back in the forest and return in the morning.
Krishna went in search of fruits for dinenr and Balarama started preparing a shelter for them to stay for the night. As Balarama was building the, a demon appeared before him. As he had not expected this situation, he was terrified. Seeing him getting scared the demon started teasing him . It started growing bigger and bigger in size and made loud noises.. Hearing these noises Krishna rushed towards the place. Seeing the demon Krishna also started making loud noises and started growing bigger and bigger. Seeing Krishna growing bigger, the demon got scared and started shrinking back to it’s normal size. Krishna continues to make loud noises and fearing him the demon ran away!
Balarama asked Krishna how he could manage to scare the demon away. Krishna replied, “Demons are like problems that we face in our lives. The more we fear and run away or try to escape from it, the more it scares us. If we stand tall and face them, quite like the demon the problems also get solved “
This story is taken from the Indian Puranas. The demon metaphor to our problems is significanteven today.Narrating such simple stories from Indian Puranas motivates the children to learn more about our culture and also develop their life skills better.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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