Short Stories For Kids on Will Power & Sacrifice

Story One: Determination & Will

Darvin was all set for the hiking camp. His ambition was to become a hiker. (A hiker is a person who walks for a long -distances usually on hilly areas) He had dreams to participate in big events and hike bigger mountains in different countries across the world. He was about to participate in one such camp in a couple of months time.  Many campers who had done a lot achievements in that field were supposed to attend the same. He was looking forward to give his best

One day when Darvin was riding his cycle he fell . He was examined thoroughly by the dcotor. Unfortunately, he had a fractured his left leg! The doctors informed him and his parents about the same and consoled them. The doctors said that he had to take complete rest to get his bone repaired.  Darvin was disappointed. He felt as if all of his dreams were shattered. But, the doctor said there was still time for his hike and  if he did all the exercises and physical therapy he would be able to recover before the hike.

Slowly he re-gained his will. He started to walk and took all necessary steps like medication, exercise to keep him intact. He followed all the instruction of the doctor. His parents and friends advised him not to participate in the hike as it may be dangerous for him. But he was determined. After 6 weeks, he was again tested to find out the improvements. The doctors were surprised to see the results. He was almost normal. The fracture had healed. He was asked to be careful for few more days.

Darvin finally participated in the hike and earned many medals and got an opportunity to become a member of a bigger group of hikers who were planning to tour the world’s different mountains.

Darvin’s determination and will power did not let him down!

Parenting Takeaway:

This story is an inspiration for those who want to achieve something big. In the process of reaching our goals we may come across many hurdles. We may sometimes lose our focus. But, will power is the most important factor. We should not lose it. Our aim and determination should be on our goals.


Short Story two: Why is the crow black in colour?

This story is inspired from a folk tale

Long Long-ago mother earth was a much more beautiful place!  There was no pollution and the atmosphere was very pure. The nature was at it’s best always. Evenly spread heat everywhere. Lush green mountains, greener forests, beautiful flowers and the streams were always full.  One day God decided to introduce seasons to the earth! Summer winter and rainy season! He First introduced winter season.

On earth, as everything was perfect, all the animals and birds lived together in harmony. Among them there was a bird which was as colourful and beautiful as a rainbow. To see that bird itself was like a feast to the eyes. On top of it, it also had a beautiful voice. Whenever it sang, all the animals stopped their work and listened to the melody of the bird. the bird was none other than the CROW!

As the winter season was introduced, all the animals were perplexed! They were totally unaware of what to do. They were so confused and almost concluded that, the earth is going to end soon. All the animals met for a discussion. They all decided that there was only one way to find out. The only one who could answer their question was the Sun God. So, they decided to go to Sun God! But sun god was so high above the earth. Reaching him was a difficult task. The animals asked if any bird could  fly to the Sun God. None of the birds came forward but for the crow.

The crow bravely flew to the sun and asked the reason for the situation. The Sun God explained about seasons and asked the crow to carry a twig with burning fire at one end. He asked the crow to keep it at one end of the forest so that it will give warmth to all the animals. But also warned that the crow had to reach before the twig burns completely. The crow flew back as fast as it could and tried to place it in a safe place. The twig was placed properly, but unfortunately, by then the crow’s skin had already turned black because of the heat from the twig. All the animals were very proud of the crow for showing courage. But the price the crow had to give was its beauty and voice!

Moral of the Story

Folk tales can turn out to the best pass time tool for kids.

This tales tells us about the sacrifice that the crow did and the courage that the crow showed to protect its peers. This shows to what extent one can go to safeguard their community. The crow saved the whole forest without even worrying about the impact for self.

These short stories for kids are compiled by team Ekdali as conversation builders with kids. Check out our other conversation building products 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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