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Stories for Kids: Theme of Gratitude and Kindness ~ Thanksgiving Stories

Stories for Kids: Theme of Gratitude and Kindness ~ Thanksgiving Stories

This collection of stories for kids showcase the themes of Gratitude and Kindness which make them perfect stories for the Thanksgiving holidays. Our collection of short stories for kids contain positive moral messages. Share a Thanksgiving story and spread gratitude and kindness to others.

Teaching the Theme of Gratitude with Stories to Grow by

Three Stories with a Theme of Gratitude:

For Classroom Use at Thanksgiving and Year-Round 

Thanksgiving is almost here! How will you be teaching the theme of Gratitude in your classroom this year?

We look for thought-provoking stories that encompass the virtues we hope our students showcase, not only around the holidays, but all throughout the year. One free resource is  Stories to Grow by, an award-winning selection of kid-tested multicultural stories. The three tales featured below provide shining examples of Thanksgiving themes such as Gratitude, Friendship, and Kindness.  Dramatic versions of the first two stories are also freely available as Reader’s Theater and can offer entertaining read-aloud opportunities.  

Androcles and the Lion:  Androcles is an escaped slave who runs away from his cruel Roman master.  Wandering in the woods, he meets a lion in distress. This Fable comes from the collection of “Aesop’s Fables.”  Aesop is credited as author of hundreds of fables, many of which are still taught as morality lessons and used as subjects for various entertainments, especially for children's plays and cartoons.  Help yourself to Stories to Grow by’s Reader’s Theater script for “Androcles and the Lion.

Baba Yaga:  Natasha is sent deep into the forest by her stepmother to face the witch Baba Yaga.  Baba Yaga has the frightening power to embody her hut, such that the hut stands on hen’s legs and hops about to chase its child-victims. In this classic Russian fairytale, Natasha befriends several enchanted creatures trapped by Baba Yaga, and they in turn help Natasha to escape. 

The Queen and the Mouse:  A Queen is captured and imprisoned, along with her infant daughter, in the tallest room of a tower.  She has but one friend – a charming dancing mouse. This French fairytale drives to a moment of reckoning when a magical old woman offers the Queen a chance to free her baby daughter – but only if the Queen hands over the mouse.

Happy Thanksgiving Storytelling~ 

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Stories to Grow by presents our award-winning collection of Stories for Kids by Theme and Category.

Our Children's Stories consist of Classic Fairy Tales, Folktales (or folk tales), Riddle Stories, Legends and Myths from all over the world! Our Moral Stories for Kids each contain a positive message to leave a lasting impression.

Explore our collection of Children's Stories ~ Folktales from around the world. Folktales (or folk tales) are stories that have been shared from generation to generation by word of mouth. Folktales consist of Fairy Tales (or fairytales), Animal tales, Legends, Myths and Riddle Stories which you will find here! Our short moral stories for children are Kid-tested, Multicultural and feature positive moral messages to leave a lasting impression on the children in your lives! You will find funny, heart-warming and interesting stories all with positive morals.

Our folktale stories make wonderful Bedtime stories or the perfect Moral stories for the classroom to build character and teach Language Arts skills!  Our short stories are multi-cultural, kid-tested and all contain positive moral messages. So share one of our stories with a child today and create a lesson that will last a lifetime.

What does Kid-tested mean? Kid-tested and approved means they were edited until they were loved by our kid-testers. When kids love what they are reading, they internalize the stories. Since all of our Stories and Reader’s Theater Play Scripts have positive moral messages, that’s exactly the point! We guarantee that kids will love our Stories & Scripts and so will you!

Did you know? Over 20 of our Award-Winning Children's Stories, such as Two BrothersHaku's Power and The Three Princes, have been featured in educational textbooks all over the world, including such major publishers as Cambridge Press, Oxford University Press and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. They have also been featured in such State tests as the Florida State Assessment, Utah Sage Assessment and North Carolina State Assessment, as well as Nationwide tests such as the Common Core Exam and ETS Winsight Assessment.  Happy Storytelling!

English Story for Children| Short Stories in English for Kids

Read a Simple English Story for Kids with a Moral - Our Early Reader Short Stories for Kids in English are perfect for children learning English or learning to read! 

Our Early Reader English Story collection contains stories for kids with positive messages which are focused on reading development and for those who are learning English.

Read to Me: Early Reader Short Stories in English

More 5 Min Bedtime Stories for Kids ~ Read to Me

5 Min Bedtime Stories ~ Short Bedtime Story Picture Books for Kids and Favorite Classic Fairy Tales for Bedtime or Anytime!  Explore our collection of 5 min Bedtime Stories for Kids: Sharing a bedtime story with your children is storytelling in its most purest form. It’s an opportunity to not just share a simple bedtime […]

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Akbar Birbal Stories

Akbar Birbal Stories in English ~ Folktales from India in Simple English

Welcome to our award-winning short story collection featuring Folktales from India in Simple English for Kids: Akbar Birbal Stories and Tales from the Panchatantra. Here you will find Stories from India for Kids: Folktales & Fairy Tales, perfect for Early Readers and those learning English. Small, Simple Moral stories in English include Akbar Birbal stories, […]

The Little Mermaid Story

The Little Mermaid Story ~ Bedtime Stories for Kids in English

A Story of Courage, Learning and Love. 

The Classic fairy tale of The Little Mermaid- The Little Mermaid falls in love with a prince on shore and she makes a deal with the Sea Witch to become human. But without her voice, how can the prince fall in love with her?

Read an English Story for Kids: learn English than through our collection of free short stories for kids. 

Our short stories for kids are kid-tested and come from all over the world! Our English Story for Kids have short read times and are in simple English language geared towards students learning English (ESL) or for beginner readers.

Our Early reader collection consists of classic folktales from all over the world.  Folktales (or folk tales) are stories that have been shared from generation to generation by word of mouth. They consist of Fairy Tales (or fairytales), Animal tales and Legends, which you will find here! These Early Reader versions for little kids are perfect for English Language Learners (ESL) anywhere and everywhere - for the classroom and at home and for those learning to read.  

Our short stories make a wonderful bedtime story or the perfect moral stories for the classroom to build character and teach Language Arts skills!  Our short stories for kids are multi-cultural, kid-tested and all contain positive moral messages. So share a story with a child today and create a lesson that will last a lifetime.

What does Kid-tested mean? Kid-tested and approved means they were edited until they were loved by our kid-testers. When kids love what they are reading, they internalize the stories. Since all of our Stories and Reader’s Theater Play Scripts have positive moral messages, that’s exactly the point! We guarantee that kids will love them and so will you!

Did you know? Over 20 of our Award-Winning Children's Stories, such as Two BrothersHaku's Power and The Three Princes, have been featured in educational textbooks all over the world, including such major publishers as Cambridge Press, Oxford University Press and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. They have also been featured in such State tests as the Florida State Assessment, Utah Sage Assessment and North Carolina State Assessment, as well as Nationwide tests such as the Common Core Exam and ETS Winsight Assessment.  Happy Storytelling!

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Moral Stories for KIds

Moral Stories for Kids | Inspirational Moral Short Stories in English

Moral Stories for Kids: Inspirational Moral Stories from Fairy Tales & Folktales with positive Moral messages that are KID-TESTED & KID-APPROVED! 

~Short Moral Stories for Kids in English~

OUR TOP MORAL STORIES FOR KIDS: FAIRY TALES

The Little Mermaid Story

The Little Mermaid Story ~ Bedtime Stories for Kids in English

A Story of Courage, Learning and Love. 

The Classic fairy tale of The Little Mermaid- The Little Mermaid falls in love with a prince on shore and she makes a deal with the Sea Witch to become human. But without her voice, how can the prince fall in love with her?

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Stories to Grow by presents Whootie Owl’s award-winning collection of Moral Stories for Kids consist of Folktales (or folk tales), Fairy tales (or fairytales) and Legends from all over the world! Our short moral stories for kids make wonderful bedtime stories, and are multi-cultural, kid-tested and all contain positive moral & ethical messages. Our moral stories for kids are meant to Motivate & Inspire Children while leaving a lasting impression! So share one of our moral stories with a child today and create a lesson that will last a lifetime.

What does Kid-tested mean? Kid-tested and approved means they were edited until they were loved by our kid-testers. When kids love what they are reading, they internalize the stories. Since all of our Stories for Kids and Reader's Theater Play Scripts have positive messages, that’s exactly the point! We guarantee that kids will love our Stories & Scripts and so will you!

Looking for our FREE Moral Stories to share with your child at bedtime? Bedtime stories are a magical way of bringing life lessons into your child's heart and leaving a lasting impression. For some amazing bedtime stories with positive moral messages, visit our FREE BEDTIME STORIES page here. 

Happy Storytelling!

 

Explore Whootie Owl's collection of free, award-winning short stories for kids in English. Our collection consists of Children's Moral Stories: Folktales from all over the world. Folktales (or folk tales) are stories that have been shared from generation to generation by word of mouth. They consist of Fairy Tales (or fairytales), Animal tales and Legends, which you will find here!

Our Short Moral Stories for Children are Kid-tested, Multicultural and feature positive messages! You will find funny, heart-warming, inspirational and interesting short stories with morals for little kids, which are perfect for teaching such themes as Kindness, Courage, Friendship and Gratitude.

Our stories for kids make wonderful Bedtime stories or the perfect story for the classroom to build character and teach Language Arts skills! We also offer "Early Reader" versions of some of our most popular moral stories; short, simple stories in English which can be used for English Language Learners or the ESL classroom or simply for emergent readers in 1st through 3rd grade. Share one of our moral stories with a special kid in your life and leave a lasting impression. Happy Storytelling! 

Stories for Kids: Folktales folk tales

Folktales and Fairytales | Moral Stories for Kids ~ Legends, Riddles, Myths

FOLKTALES | MORAL STORIES FOR KIDS ~  FOLK TALES: FAIRY TALES, LEGENDS, RIDDLES, MYTHS AND MORE! 

Read Folktales for kids from all over the world. Children's Moral Stories include folktales (folk tales) such as fairy tales (fairytales), legends, riddles, myths and more! All our stories contain a positive message.

NEW FEATURED STORIES:

FOLKTALES FOR KIDS

CHILDREN’S FAIRY TALES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

LEGEND STORIES FOR KIDS

RIDDLE STORIES FOR KIDS

MYTH STORIES FOR KIDS

Hercules and His Labors Greek Myths

Hercules (Heracles) and His Labors Story ~ Greek Mythology for Kids

NEW!! Hercules (Heracles) and His Labors Greek Myth Stories for Kids. This version expands upon the Disney movie Hercules to show the labors of Hercules. This story presents the true Myth of Hercules (Heracles) and the Labors he has to go through to pay for his actions towards his family while under Hera’s spell. This content is mature and we recommend this story be read by those 12+.

Stories to Grow by presents our award-winning collection of Folktales (Folk tales): Morals Stories in English. Our Children's Stories consist of Folktales (or folk tales), Riddle Stories, Legends and Myths from all over the world! Our Moral Stories for Kids each contain a positive message to leave a lasting impression. 

Explore our collection of Children's Stories ~ Folktales from around the world. Folktales (or folk tales) are stories that have been shared from generation to generation by word of mouth. Folktales consist of Fairy Tales (or fairytales), Animal tales, Legends, Myths and Riddle Stories which you will find here! Our short moral stories for children are Kid-tested, Multicultural and feature positive moral messages to leave a lasting impression on the children in your lives! You will find funny, heart-warming and interesting stories all with positive morals.

Our folktale stories make wonderful Bedtime stories or the perfect Moral stories for the classroom to build character and teach Language Arts skills!  Our short stories are multi-cultural, kid-tested and all contain positive moral messages. So share one of our stories with a child today and create a lesson that will last a lifetime. 

What does Kid-tested mean? Kid-tested and approved means they were edited until they were loved by our kid-testers. When kids love what they are reading, they internalize the stories. Since all of our Stories and Reader’s Theater Play Scripts have positive moral messages, that’s exactly the point! We guarantee that kids will love our Stories & Scripts and so will you!

Did you know? Over 20 of our Award-Winning Children's Stories, such as Two BrothersHaku's Power and The Three Princes, have been featured in educational textbooks all over the world, including such major publishers as Cambridge Press, Oxford University Press and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. They have also been featured in such State tests as the Florida State Assessment, Utah Sage Assessment and North Carolina State Assessment, as well as Nationwide tests such as the Common Core Exam and ETS Winsight Assessment.  Happy Storytelling!