There are best selected short moral stories for 10-year-olds kids.
If you want to expand the vocabulary of children, then ask them to read short stories daily.
Provides a great way to read to children and teach them life lessons in a way that they will easily understand.
1. The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Once, there was a boy whose name was a Mohan. He was a naughty boy. He used to trouble people a lot with his mischief. One day his mother asked him to go to the hill to graze the cow. He got bored seeing the cows grazing on the hill.
To entertain himself, he sang out, “Wolf! Wolf! The wolf is chasing the cows!”Hearing the scream, the villagers ran to the hill to drive the wolf away. But, when they arrived, they did not see any wolves. The boy became very happy seeing their angry faces.
“Don’t scream wolf, boy,” warned the villagers, “when there is no wolf!” He went back to his work in anger.
Later, the boy screams out once again, “Wolf! Wolf! The wolf is chasing the cow!” To his amusement, he looked on as the villagers came running up the hill to scare the wolf away.
As they saw there was no wolf, they said strictly, “Save your scream! Yell when you see the real wolf.” Don’t cry ‘wolf’ when there is no wolf!” But the boy grinned at their words while they walked grumbling down the hill once more. You might also like Real life inspiring stories that touched heart.
Later, the boy saw a real wolf near his herd of cows. Alarmed, he jumped on his feet and cried out as loud as he could, “Wolf! Wolf!” But the villagers thought he was fooling them again, and so they didn’t come to help.
At sunset, the villagers went looking for the boy who hadn’t returned with their cow. When they went up the hill, they found him weeping.
He told the villagers that “There was actually a wolf here! I shouted ‘Wolf! Wolf! But no one came here to help me. An old man went to comfort the boy.
As he put his arm around him, he said, “Nobody believes a liar, even when he is telling the truth!”
Moral: Even if you’re telling the truth, no one believes a liar.
2. The Golden Touch
Once upon a time, there was a king named Midas. He was a very greedy king. He had a large kingdom and had many palaces. but he was not happy with that. He wanted to have more gold because he wanted to become the richest king in the world. So one day as he was praying a holy man appeared. “Grant me a boon, Holy man,” King Midas said. Whatever I touch should turn into gold. The Holy man said, “Son your wish is granted.” The king was very happy to receive this power.
Excited about his newly-earned powers, Midas started touching all kinds of things, turning each item into pure gold. first of all, the king touched his throne which changed into pure gold. Then the king turned everything in the palace into gold. he touched the chairs, tables, vases, and statues, and much more.
But soon, the king was very tired and very hungry after doing this work. As he picked an apple to eat he found he couldn’t eat it. Apple had turned to gold in his hand.
Suddenly, His daughter rushed in. As he put his hand around her, his daughter too changed into a statue of gold. King was shocked to see this. He again began to pray to call the holy man. The holy man appeared and said what happened to my son.
“I don’t want any more gold. I want my daughter back,” King Midas said. “Holy man, Take back your boon I beg of you.” the king said crying. The holy man give him a bottle of water and said that “Sprinkle this water on all the things which you have turned into gold.
When King Midas sprinkled the water to all the things came into their original form. King Midas was very happy to see that all the things were back in their original form.
King Midas had learned a lesson, “Gold doesn’t give happiness.”
Moral: Greed will always lead to downfall.
3. When Disaster Knocks
Once, a girl tried very hard to crack the entrance exam. Worked very hard but could not crack the exam. Because of this, she broke completely inside and she did not leave her room for a week.
She was very sad and distraught. This condition of her daughter was not seen by her father. Then one day he called his daughter and he said, daughter come with me to the kitchen, I have to show you something.
They brought three bowls and filled water in all three, then put potatoes in the first bowl, put eggs in the second bowl, and coffee beans in the last bowl. And left to boil.
It was twenty minutes and he stood there with his daughter and watched the bowl. So his daughter started to get irritated.
His daughter says what are you doing. The father said wait a minute, you will understand everything. Then his father turned off the gas stove.
Take out the potatoes from the first bowl and put them on a plate. Take out the eggs from the second bowl and put them on a plate, and filter the coffee beans in a cup then put all on the table.
He asked his daughter what do you see. His daughter said, “What is there to see? One has potatoes, one has eggs and one has coffee beans”.
His father said that once you touch him, maybe you understand something. You might also like Touching stories about life lesson.
His daughter first touched the potatoes and pressed them a little, then they broke. Potatoes had become very soft. When he touched the egg they were hard.
His father said, now smell this coffee. Father said, did you understand what happened?
Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee beans went to the gas stove in the same situation but after boiling all three changed their state.
Potatoes: – When we put them on hot, they were very hard and strong but after going in hot water they became very soft and weak.
Eggs: – Eggs were weak inside before going into hot water, but after going into hot water they became strong inside.
And third, was coffee: – After going into hot water the coffee did not change itself but changed the water.
In the same way, it happens in our life also. What would you like to be among these three?
1. Like a potato, when your life is difficult, you get completely broken from the inside and become weak.
2. Like an egg, when your life is hard, you become stronger from the inside.
3. Like a coffee, when your life is hard, then not only do you have to face those difficulties, but you have to change your life.
Moral: We should always face difficulties
4. A Tales Of Two Birds
Once upon a time, there were lived a bird and her two newborn babies in a forest. They had a nest in a tall, shady tree. Mother bird took care of her baby bird daily.
One day, there was a big storm which blew down many trees. Also, the tall tree in which the birds lived also came down and a big, heavy branch hit the nest and killed the mother bird.
Fortunately for the baby birds, the strong wind blew them away to the other side of the forest. One of them came down near a cave where a gang of robbers lived. The other landed outside a rishi’s ashram a little distance away.
Days passed and the chicks became big birds. One day the king of the country came to the forest to hunt. He saw a deer and ran after it. The king lost his way chasing the deer and did not know where he was. He was very tired of blurring the way out of the forest.
He got off his horse and sat under a tree standing near a cave. Suddenly he heard a voice saying, “Hurry up! Hurry up! There is someone under the tree. Come and take his ornaments and his horse. Hurry up, or he will run away.” The king was amazed.
He saw that there was a big, brown bird on the tree under which he was sitting. He also heard light sounds from the cave. He got scared seeing this strange incident. He quickly got on his horse and ran as fast as he could.
Soon, he came across a clearing that looked like a hermitage. This was the ashram of the sage. The king tied his horse to a big tree and sat under that tree. Then all of a sudden, he heard a gentle voice, “Welcome to the ashram, sir. Please go inside and rest.
The sage will be back soon. There is some cold water in the pot. Please make yourself comfortable. He was amazed to hear this voice. The king looked up and saw a big, brown bird in the tree. The king was surprised to see that bird. ‘It looks like another bird out of the cave,’ he said aloud to himself.
“You are right, Sir,” answered the bird. “He is my brother but he has made friends with robbers. He now talks as they do. He doesn’t talk to me anymore.” Just then the rishi entered the ashram.
You are welcome, sir,” he said to the king. “Please come in and rest. You look tired. Till then my student will cook food for you. The king narrated the story of two birds to the sage and told how they behaved differently even though they looked alike.
“The forest is full of surprises”, he said. The saint smiled and said, “We can know the behavior of any living being by its company.” That bird has always heard the talk of robbers. He imitates them and talks about robbing people.
This one has repeated what he has always heard. He welcomes people to the ashram. Now, come inside and rest. I’ll tell you more about this place and these birds.
Moral: We should always keep company with good people.
5. The Farmer And The Well
Once upon a time, one day a farmer was looking for a source of water for his field.
But he was unable to find it. Disappointed, he left for his house. On his way home, he saw a well in his friend’s field. Then he bought the well from his friend. However, his friend was very smart. The next day when the farmer came to draw water from his well, his friend refused to take water from him.
When the farmer asked why, the friend replied, “I have sold you the well, not the water,” saying that he left. Frustrated, the farmer went to the emperor to plead for justice. The farmer went and told everything to the emperor.
The emperor ordered Birbal to find a solution to this problem. Birbal was one of the nine Ratna’s of the emperor and one of the wisest, courtiers. Birbal asked the farmer’s friend, “Why don’t you let the farmer draw water from the well? You have sold the well to the farmer.
The friend replied, “Birbal, I had sold the well to the farmer, but no water. He has no right to draw water from the well.”
Birbal said, “Look, since you have sold the well, you have no right to keep water in the farmer’s well. So you pay rent to the farmer to keep water in his well or immediately take out the water from the well. The farmer’s friend realized that his plan had failed, when the friend apologized to the farmer and went to his home.
Moral: Cheating will not get you anything. If you cheat, you’ll pay soon enough.