Short Stories For Kids on Work and Passion

Story One: The Potter's Skill

Once upon a time, there was a potter who lived in  a village. He used to work hard and sell his pots for money. One day, when he was returning home from the market, he suddenly lost his balance and fell down on a sharp stone. He was badly hurt. He rushed to the nearby hospital and got the wound treated. But the wound was pretty deep. The doctors used medicine to terat the wound, but the scar from the wound was permanent.

After a few months, because of an acute drought many people left the village. Even the potter fled to another city where he found a job in the royal place of the king.

One day while he was working the king, happened to meet the potter. He noticed the scar and asked the reason for the same. The potter wanted to impress the king, so he lied that the scar was because of his participation in a war before. He said he was hurt while fighting with the enemies. The king indeed got impressed and asked him to join the army. Without thinking much, the potter joined the army. Even before he was trained, the enemies attacked the kingdom. The potter had to fight with trained soldiers. He just was not able to. Luckily, he ran way and he was able to escape. But, he couldn’t work in the palace again.

 Parenting takeaway

We should never lie about our skills to impress other people.

Story Two: The Carpenter's Passion

Once upon a time, there lived a carpenter in a village. He inherited the carpentry workshop from his father. Though he knew carpentry skills, he was  not interested in growing the business. But he had no choice, as he did not have the courage to convey his wishes to his family.

One day, he was travelling to another city on duty. He came across a camel which had given birth to a baby camel. Seeing the mother and the calf he was carried away. We went near them and pampered them. At first, they showed some indifference and then they got used to his touch. They also became friends. He got an idea. He thought he could keep them as pets. So, everyday he went to visit them and fed them with tender grass and fruits. He then got an idea. He started to milk the camel and sell the milk. Soon he became rich. He bought another camel. He had gained enough money and confidence to tell his family members about his new business. They were also happy to know. They closed their carpentry shop and opened a new dairy.

Parenting takeaway

When we are sure about our passion, there is nothing wrong in experimenting. Even if we happen to fail, we will have the satisfaction of attempting.

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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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