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Stories For Children: The Lion And The Mouse

Team StoryWeavers|September 22, 2022, 13:09 IST| 1

There was a mighty lion that lived in a beautiful forest filled with many marvellous birds and animals. One day, after lunch, the lion felt very sleepy and decided to doze off under a big tree full of shade. 

A tiny mouse brushed past the lion’s nose in his attempt to escape from a hawk, which interrupted the lion’s nap and made him furious. He caught the mouse by its tail. The mouse was terrified and feared that the lion would hurt him now. 

The mouse pleaded to the lion not to hurt him and set him free. He made a promise to return the favour by helping out the lion one day whenever he needed any help. The lion was not convinced that he would ever need the tiny mouse’s help, but decided to set the mouse free as a kind gesture. 

After a few weeks, the lion was wandering through the jungle and suddenly fell into a net laid by evil hunters. The lion was trapped and roared out, which the tiny mouse heard. He helped the lion by cutting out the net with his sharp teeth and rescued the lion. The lion and the mouse then became good friends and looked out for each other. 

Moral of the lion and the mouse story:

“Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.”

Thinking questions:

  • When was the last time you were kind to someone you didn’t like? Why?
  • Why do you think it is important to be kind to others? 

Tips for being a kinder person:

  • Appreciate and give compliments on someone’s hard work and achievements, whether big or small.
  • Share your things, such as toys or school supplies, with those who need them so that everybody can have fun.
  • Always look after your pet, since they cannot speak for themselves. You need to ensure that they have everything they need to live a healthy life.
  • Help your parents or siblings with their chores, especially when they are having a bad day.

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About the Author

“Me-kha-la!” That happens at least once when she introduces herself to new people. She wholeheartedly believes in the quote by Arthur Rubinstein that says – “if you love life, life will love you back”. She is an organizational psychologist and psychometrician. She was a class teacher of 36 adorable girls for two years, grades 2 & 3, as a part of the Teach For India Fellowship. These little girls have a special place in her heart, and when she writes for children, she writes for them!

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September 28, 2022

Good story


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