Free Short Stories for Kids: Stories of the Month

Free Short Stories of the Month: August Themes-Back to School/Courage

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. The remaining monthly themes for this year are as follows:

August: Back to School/Courage

September: Honesty

October: Fairy Tales for Fall

November: Giving/Kindness

December: Self-Reflection

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. 

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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!