The Little Match Girl – Short Stories for Kids

The Little Match Girl – Short Stories for Kids

It was a cold and snowy new year’s night. The people were passing by with their warm coats gloves and scarves they were all in rush to go somewhere to celebrate the New Year. Children were running around the streets throwing snowballs at each other playing and laughing. 

But on the streets, there was a girl different than the ones that were playing. This little girl was standing in the middle of the street watching the other kids play. 

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She did not have a hat to protect her from cold like others. Her clothes were light and ripped, the slippers on her feet didn’t fit her, they were big. She was holding a box in her hands shivering from the freezing cold. 

The little girl barely noticed the car coming right on her. The little girl ran towards the sidewalk, but while she was running the huge slippers on her feet flew off. Having no choice she walked in barefoot. 

She sought a shelter next to a wall. She opened the box that she had been holding, the box was full of matches. This was the little match girl, but she could not even sell one box of matches that day. If she could make a sale and earn money she could go home and at least have a bowl of soup with her mother. 

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So she started yelling with her thin shivering voice,” Matches, anyone wants Matches.”. Nobody on the street paid any attention to her, so she sat next to the wall. Her fingers started to ache from the cold, she could not bear the pain anymore. She opened a box and pulled out a match and lit it on the wall and suddenly a warm orange light surrounded her. 

She stared at the fire and started dreaming. She was sitting in front of a big stove in a beautiful room, she had a warm sweater and furry boots on her feet and a beanie on her head. 

It was so hot she began to sweat, but suddenly the match went out. With the match out those dreams also vanished. 

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Once, again she lit up another match. While she was looking at it the wall suddenly vanished and opened up, there was a big room inside. There was all sort of food spread on a table with a white cloth and the silver candlesticks on the table lit up the room like daylight. 

There was a beautifully grilled big piece of meat. She immediately ripped a piece of it and put it in her mouth, suddenly she wasn’t hungry anymore. The little match girl wanted to take another piece of meat, she reached out but the match she had in her hand went out pretty fast. The feast on the table and the room vanished. 

Poor girls hand brunt and she threw the match away. 

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Little match girl lit another match. Now she was sitting under a tree on a summer night looking at the stars above. The little girl could not take her eyes off the star. She never saw the sky and stars so clearly sparkling before.

She also saw her grandmother there. Her grandmother was visible for a little moment and then she disappeared. 

To see her grandmother one more time she lit up another match and started dreaming once again. Every time she lit a match she felt as if she was seeing her grandmother and hearing her voice. She did not want this moment to finish, so she lit up the final match in a hurry. Her grandmother appeared in front of her again. 

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She reached out her arms to hold the little match girls hand. They started to fly up into the sky together. The little girl felt sudden relief there was no cold or hunger anymore. 

In the morning the people who passed by on the street saw the little match girl laying down by the wall. Her eyes closed but with a sweet smile on her face. 

She had a lot of burnt matches around her. The matches which lit their flames brought her dreams alive that no one would ever dream about.

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12 Dancing Princesses – Short Stories for Kids

12 Dancing Princesses – Short Stories for Kids

Once upon a time, the king had 12 beautiful daughters. These 12-princesses lived all together in a big beautiful room. The king protected his daughters with heart, he did not even allow them to go out.

But every morning they would wake up the shoes of the princesses would all be worn out as if they had danced all night long. The king had to buy his daughters new shoes every day. Neither king nor his men in his castle could solve the mystery shoes.

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The king said whoever solves the mystery of my daughter’s shoes will get to marry you whichever daughter of mine he chooses to become my son-in-law and get to be the king, but he has three-days and three night to solve it otherwise he will spend his life in prison. Many men in the kingdom and even prince’s from other kingdom came to the castle, but none of them could solve the mystery.

Finally, a goodhearted young man also wanted to give it a shot, and so he made his way to the castle.

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On his way, he met an old lady who asked him for a piece of bread as she was hungry. He gave all his food to the old lady and in return, she gave a magical cape to him, she also asked him not to drink what the princesses give him.

The first night the young man forgot about the old lady’s warning and drank the juice that princesses gave and fell asleep.

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The second night the youngest princesses came with juice, the young man drank the juice without thinking as he was very tired of standing a long time guarding the room. once again he fell asleep.

Next morning he wakes up and remembered the old lady’s words. It was the last night, the princess came with a glass of juice, but the young man was aware now. He took the glass from her and when the princesses left he threw it in the pot near him and when to bed pretending to be sleepy.

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In the midnight he wears the invisible cape and went to princesses room, where he saw 12-princesses dressed beautifully.

The eldest princesses moved her bed and clapped three-times, a secret passage opened. One by one all the princesses walked through the staircase, the young man followed them.

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The stairs lead to the forest where the trees whereof silver, the young man broke a branch and kept.

After a long walk, they stopped by the edge of the river, in the river there were 12-boats with 12-princes in it. All the princesses got into the boat, the young man got onto one of the Princess boats.

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They crossed the river and came to a big shiny castle, all the princesses went into the castle and started to dance, the young man followed them.

The princesses danced till their shoes wore out. The young man took a golden cup from the castle.

The princesses danced till morning then they got on to the boat crossed the river and walked through the forest and finally walked the long staircase and came back to the castle.

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The young man was happy as he solved the mystery. The next morning the king asked him about the mystery, the young man told him everything. The king at first couldn’t believe him but when he showed him the silver branch and golden cup the king knew he was telling the truth.

The king kept his promise and granted him to marry his daughter. The young man asked the youngest princess to marry him, and they lived happily ever after.

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The Ugly Duckling – Short Stories For Kids

The Ugly Duckling – Short Stories For Kids

It was a warm summer day. A mother duck had her nest hidden in the long grass, safe from weasels and the fox. She sat on her eggs, waiting for the eggs to hatch. Finally, the eggs hatched, with a pop and peep!peep! Bunch of golden ducklings appeared. 

The mother duck was so happy to see her ducklings. But the largest egg in the nest was still there. The mother duck didn’t remember laying such a huge egg. Suddenly the large egg cracked open, the baby bird was big, Grey and ugly. He had huge feet and a broad beak and didn’t look like a duckling. 

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Other ducklings don’t like him as he was ugly. A few days later the mother duck took her ducklings for a swim. The big Grey duckling also joined other ducklings. 

After a great swim, the duck family waddled(walked with slow steps) on there into the yard. As the Grey duckling entered the yard, all the birds started talking about him. 

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Every day he was pecked and pushed by ducks and even by the chickens. 

One day the poor ugly duckling couldn’t take it anymore, so he ran far away from his home. At last, he ended up in a swamp where only wild ducks lived. The wild ducks told him “you’re an ugly fellow, you cannot stay here, go away”. 

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The duckling moved away from those ducks. The poor duckling felt very lonely. He didn’t even move from that place. As it was winter, the water was so cold, and he got stuck in the swamp as it froze. In the morning a farmer who came that way rescued the duckling and took him to his house. 

But the duckling was terrified, he fluttered into the milk vessel and splashed it all over the room. 

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The farmer’s wife got furious and chased him out into cold. The duckling went back to the swamp, he spent a long and lonely winter, struggling to survive. 

At last, the snow melted away. It was spring and the duckling was big and stronger than before. He flew high in the air, and he landed by a lovely lake surrounded by magnificent, white and graceful swans. 

The ugly duckling thought that if the swans see him they will also make fun of his appearance. He was ashamed of himself and bowed his head low. When he bent his head, he saw his reflection in the water and was astonished. 

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His ugly feathers were now snowy white. His neck was curved and slender. He had grown into a swan. The other swans came towards him and stroked him with their beaks. 

Nearby children shouted with joy at the sight of him and threw him some bread crumbs. He felt very happy to be with his friends.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Short Stories For Kids

Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Short Stories For Kids


Once upon a time, there was a bear family living in a forest. One morning mama bear prepared porridge for breakfast. As it was hot papa bear decided to take mama bear and baby bear for a walk in the forest. Near the forest, there lived a beautiful girl named Goldilocks. As she had beautiful golden hair she was called so. 
One morning she was walking in the forest and lost her way. She saw a cottage and knocked on the door. But nobody was there, so she went inside. 
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The cottage belonged to three-bears. Goldilocks was very hungry. She saw three-bowls of porridge on the dining table. 
First, she tried a spoonful from papa bears big bowl and said: “This is too hot”. Next, she tried from Mama bears medium bowl, and said: “This porridge is also too cold”. Finally, she tried from baby bears a small bowl, and said: “This porridge is just right”. And she ate the whole bowl. 
After eating, she saw three-chairs in that room. She sat on papa and mama bears chair, It was too big. She sat on baby bears chair and said that it was just right to sit.
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While rocking the chair it broke down, and she fell down. 
Goldilocks felt very tired, so she went upstairs to the bedroom. She saw three-beds in the bedroom. She lied on the first bed and felt that the bed was too hard. The second bed was too soft. But the third bed felt just right and slept in it. 
Soon the three bears came home.
“What’s this? Someone has been having my porridge” said the papa bear. “Someone has been my porridge too”, said the mama bear. “Someone has finished all my porridge: cried baby bear. 
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Papa and mama bear said that someone was sitting in their chair too. “Someone has broken my chair” cried the baby bear. 
They rushed to the bedroom. Both papa and mama bear said that there was someone who slept in their bed too. “Oh! Mama papa someone is sleeping in my bed” said the baby bear.

Goldilocks woke up and ran into the forest. She never returned.

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