Short Stories With Moral Lessons for Kids - Cooperating with each other

Short Story : Cooperation is better than conflict

There were 6 parrots. They were best of friends. They lived in a forest near a village. One day a hunter from the  village came across the tree and happened to see these parrots. Instead of hunting them down, he took two of the parrots to his home and make them his pet.

The hunter put them in a cage. His kids and wife were very happy to see the parrots. But, they were not kind towards them. They hardly gave them any food and also teased and troubled them.

The other four parrots flew into the village and saw what was happening. They wanted to somehow release the two parrots. One day, the hunters’ kids were roaming around in the forest. They were near the same tree where the parrots lived. This was a fruit tree. The kids wanted to eat them but could not reach them.

Seeing the kids, one of the parrots said that they would call their other friends and attack the kids, prick them with their beaks and threaten them to release their friends. But another parrot in the group said that they could help the kids instead, by fetching the fruits and asking them to release their friend parrots.

They approached the kids and gave them plenty of fruits. The kids were very happy. The parrots also promised them that they would give more such fruits every time they visited if they release their friends. The kids agreed and released the two parrots that they had captured. From that day, the kids became friends and never troubled the parrots, the parrots were also happy to serve them with fruits whenever they paid visit to the forest.

Moral of the story:

This is an awesome story to make kids realize that instead of conflict one can always cooperate with one another to find a solution to any problem.

Why Short Stories for Kids?

Short stories help you discuss different topics with kids without making it look like you are lecturing them.  We recommend that you make a daily ritual of reading short stories to kids to build conversations with them. They are also a great way to get kids to go screen free


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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