Free Short Stories of the Month: January Theme of Service/Justice/Helping
Welcome to Stories to Grow by Free Short Stories for Kids! Each month we will explore a group of our stories through a monthly theme. These Fairy Tales and Folktales will showcase the monthly theme through positive moral messages. We will choose stories that can be used in the classroom, typically ages 6-12. Each of the free short stories for kids listed will be available for the entire month. Monthly themes for the beginning of 2018 are as follows:
Each week our Blog will feature in-depth descriptions of the stories and lesson plans for the ELA classroom. If the stories for the month have an accompanying Reader's Theater Script, we will have those available for free also.
A poor man entrusts his life savings with a judge, who steals the money.
Rebellion in Spain by an entire village against their overlord. A true story.
A girl is transformed into a fish to seek the lost crown of a queen-fish.
A king goes in disguise to see how his people really live. (from Turkey)
NEW STORIES! EARLY READERS FOR BEDTIME, SCHOOL OR THOSE LEARNING TO READ ENGLISH!
NEW!!! A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids.Based on the Chinese “Ballad of Mulan”, a legend tale about a young girl who goes in disguise as a boy and joins the army in her brother’s place. A Girls of Courage Tale.
NEW!!! A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. Sima Guang is tasked to save his friend who has fallen in a vat of water.
NEW!!! A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. The Emperor is fooled into believing he is wearing magic clothes which can’t be “seen”.
NEW!!! A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. Gerda and Kai struggle to fight the Snow Queen and find the balance between Good and Evil.
NEW!!! A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. A toy rabbit learns that through a child’s love it can become real.
A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. Androcles, an escaped slave, meets a lion in the woods. An Aesop’s Fable tale.
A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. An old woman’s search for an apple dumpling leads her to generous trades. A story of Gratitude and Kindness.
A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. Three brothers embark on a quest to serve their King.
A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. Who is in the hare’s cave? A big voice! For early readers. (from Africa)
A Bedtime Story in Simple English for Kids. How to best take their donkey to market? Everyone weighs in.
SEARCH OUR ENTIRE COLLECTION HERE BY GENRE, AGE RANGE, LOCATION OR THEME:
Explore over 100 award-winning short stories for kids which make wonderful Moral Stories as well as Bedtime Stories! Folktales (or folk tales) are stories that have been shared from generation to generation by word of mouth. These folklore stories consist of Fairy Tales (or fairytales), Animal tales and Legends, which you will find here! Our short stories are Kid-tested, Multicultural and feature positive messages to leave a lasting impression on the children in your lives! They also make wonderful Moral Stories for the classroom and at home!