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Moral Short Stories With Pictures: Clever Rabbit & Foolish Lion

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Moral Stories for Kids with Pictures


Who doesn't love a good tale? Kids love short stories, especially with a moral to discuss. Children in nursery school, pre-school, or at the kindergarten level (pre-kg, lkg, and ukg) enjoy listening to stories as part of their day. Of course, the morals should be too obvious. The best stories leave the moral unspoken explicitly. Kids should get it by themselves, rather than being told a moral.

Among the best of gifts you can give a child is a love of reading and, of course, a stock of good books. The best way to do this is to tell them stories from an early age or read aloud to them. There is a vast treasure of stories for children: Aesop's fables, Panchtantra, Jataka tales, Arabian nights, folk tales, and fairy tales. Even the longer of these stories can be told as short versions to nursery, kindergarten, or preschool kids.

Here is an interesting one from the Panchatantra, about a clever rabbit and how it outwitted the powerful, but foolish lion.

The Clever Rabbit and the Foolish Lion

The clever rabbit: Moral stories for kids

The clever rabbit: Moral stories for kids

Terro Lion was a very proud lion. He was a real terror in the jungle. He often just roared and killed animals, even when he was not very hungry.

The terrified animals of the jungle one day called for a meeting. “We must put and end to this menace,” Forro fox cried. “But how,” wondered the other animals. “Terro is so big and strong, none of can even touch him. I guess we will have to just live with this, more likely die with this!”

But Buns Rabbit was not the kind to give up. He thought of a plan.


The next day Merry Monkey went to the lion and said, “My majestic lord! You are so mighty, you are lord of us all. But you know what? Buns Rabbit says he has seen someone even more powerful than you.”

Upon hearing this Terro Lion roared. He asked Merry to go and send Buns Rabbit to him.


The clever Buns came up to Terro.

“Hey Buns, you puny fellow," roared Terro. "What’s all this nonsense about a more powerful lion than me in the jungle?"

Buns said, “My lord, you are indeed mighty. Forgive me, I am just telling what I saw. I saw a huge lion yesterday.”

Terro roared aloud, “Where is he? I will have him for breakfast today! There is no one more mighty than me. Take me to him.”


The clever Buns took Terro to a lake. He then pointed to the water in the lake and said, “My lord, I saw the huge lion cooling off in this lake.”

Terro peeped into the water. He saw his own face in the water. He roared loudly. He saw his image in the water roaring back at him. He was so angry, that he forgot everything, even that he didn’t know how to swim.

“How dare you roar back at mighty me. I will finish you.” He cried and jumped right into the lake. Terro drowned.

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Buns Rabbit happily took the news of Terro’s end to the other animals. There was joy in the jungle.

You can tell many such to kids. They enjoy them and slowly understand the morals. Enjoy this and other stories and reading them to a child in your life.

And the moral of the story ...

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Leave Your Comments Below!

smsfa from Tehran on October 24, 2020:

به‌صرفه‌ترین تعرفه

قطعاً یک پنل اس ام اس خوب دارای امکانات و خدمات عالی است. اما بهترین پنل اس ام اس، از نظر قیمت هم باید مناسب باشد.

Coffee hero from Mount Pritchard NSW 2170, Australia on July 13, 2020:

nice info thanks

Deepali Saple on June 28, 2020:

Very nice with colourful picture which children likes

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Haleema on October 16, 2018:

Story will be good

Mehari Gizaw on September 05, 2017:

Adapted very well to a human way of life.

Williemorris from Los Angeles, California on June 02, 2017:

What a cute story, really! Is it to possible to do with Powerpoint templates ( smth like ) ? I want to make a kinda story for my lil nephew, I like your idea!

Mr. Mahmoud Gamal on April 05, 2017:

The moral is

If you tried to get someone on a trap, You may fall in the same trap.

faith on February 05, 2017:

can you tell the moral story because i dont find it.

vivoree on February 01, 2017:

what is the moral i cannot find it

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on October 15, 2016:

Wonderfl children's story. So easy and interesting for the child and the parent who will be reading the story to the child. Congratulations:)

n on October 04, 2016:


Kalyani Tiwari on September 17, 2016:

Very good moral stories for kids. For more such stories visit

monisha on May 08, 2016:

much intrestimg and lovely story

krish on October 28, 2015:

ilove this site

Shweta raghav on October 09, 2015:

nice moral story.

sneha shetty on October 05, 2015:

Include the story of the model

kowsalya on September 28, 2015:

Nice stories and the pictures are attractive . children can easily understand

anshara on June 16, 2015:


Abhishek Kumar on May 28, 2015:

very nice

aangela on May 03, 2015:

ssooo nice,......i love it

Janif on January 10, 2015:

This is a moral story and i love this it is perfect story for kids brain develop.

wwriter (author) from India on November 12, 2014:

Thank you

usman on November 12, 2014:


geramesh on March 19, 2014:

Where i can get power point or cartoon movie for the story of an eagle which lived with chickens in a barnyard and later a naturalist showed it the real identity and it flew away

wwriter (author) from India on February 15, 2014:

Thank you Jane Arden.

Jane Arden on February 15, 2014:

Loved this hub and totally agree with you.

Nachu on October 14, 2013:

I loves this one but u can have some more exciting more!!

But anyway u had done a very good job!!

I am saying the truth!!

So thank you $$!

BY Nachu!!

wwriter (author) from India on March 21, 2013:

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.

Shrikrishna Potdar from Bangalore on March 21, 2013:

:) Thank you for this nice story. Actually all these moral stories for kids can be enjoyed by any age group. It is very refreshing to read these stories.

Last week I stumbled upon one of such stories & I could control myself from posting it on my hub. Thanks again.

nisa on October 17, 2012:

thank you.i've made my own moral value:D

wwriter (author) from India on May 19, 2012:

Thank you. I am glad you liked it.

Annemari from Tiny part of the World on May 18, 2012:

Nice moral story.

I've published hubs as well. Visit Annemari

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