Short Stories for Kids on Values

Two Stories For Kids On Relating To Others

Story 1: Being Responsible Kids

In a small town, there lived a happy family. Mother, father and two kids. 

The mother worked in the marketing department in a software firm. The father often had to travel for work.

On the days, when the father was away the mother had to do everything.  Her kids were 8 and 10 years old and she expected that they would help her out. . In spite of being told many times they lived in their own world. After getting back from office, she used to clean the mess, cook food and also help them with their homework.

On a Sunday afternoon, the mother announced that she would be  baking a yummy cake for dinner. “Yeah… yummy” said both the kids. She asked “who will help me to make it? there is a lot of work,  if we can divide the work, I can make it faster”. But Both of them told that they were going out to play.

It was almost night; they both came back home. The fresh aroma of came had filled the house. The smell made them hungrier. They sat on the dinner table. Mom got the cake out of the oven.  It turned out to be just a small cup cake that the mom started eating by herself.   “But mom, we also want the cakes” asked the kids. Mom replied,”Well, I asked your help, but you chose to play. You cannot expect fruits when you don’t seed it or help it grow!” said the mother.

They both realised their mistake, they promised that they would behave better and help around in the house as much as possible. The mother was a kind hearted and loving parent, once the kids made the promise she took out two large slices of cakes and served it to the kids, they were overjoyed.

Parenting Takeaway:

As a parent growing responsible adults is one of our main jobs. When we involve kids in our chores, they become more responsible. 

This short story is also a great way to have conversations with kids on how there is a lot of work at home too and sharing responsbilities is important, no matter the gender of the child.


Story 2: Importance of Charity and Kindness

Swami Vivekananda’s boyhood name was Narendranath. Since his boyhood days he was very sensitive towards other people. He was concerned about the society. He was concerned about the poor and the needy.

One day while cleaning his room, his mother saw ants busily moving into his cupboard. When she opened the cupboard, she saw a lunch box half open. She found a half-eaten roti inside it! she thought she would question Narendranath about this once he gets back from school in the evening.

Narendranth came back from school . He looked sad. His face was crestfallen.  His mother asked him what had happened. He went straight to the room and took out the same lunch box from the cupboard and gave it to his mother. He said crying, “I was sharing my meal with a poor man in the street next to ours’. But he has been  missing for the  last two days. I am really worried  about what would have happened to him”

Narendranath’s mother too started feel sad. She hugged him and blessed him and they both went in search of the poor homeless man to try to feed him.

Parenting Takeaway:

First Impressions are often not correct – Narendranath’s mother had initally thought that he was being careless by keeping the tiffin box inside the cupboard.  But, the course of events proved that he had other very important things in mind.

It is also a conversation builder on charity and kindness towards others. It is a habit to develop when kids are young and they can experience the joy that charity and kindness brings.

These Short Stories for Kids are absolutely Free and are intended as tools to have relevant conversations with kids.  You can take a look at our Screen Free time conversation builder Posters and Falsh Cards here.


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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