Travelers And Plane Tree – Aesop’s fable

Two travellers resting near plane tree

Exhausted from the heat of the blazing sun, two travelers lay down under the shade of a tree. As they slowly regained their energy, looking up at the tree, one of them commented, “oh what a shame. This is a plane tree. The plane tree bears no fruit and only uselessly throws dried leaves around.”  Suddenly, a … Read more

The Owl And Grasshopper – Aesop’s fables

Brown animated owl and green animated frog

An owl was in that age of life, where he was becoming increasingly harder to please. The slightest of inconvenience bothered him and the slightest of sounds disrupted his sleep. Being nocturnal meant that the owl would sleep during the day when the entire forest was bustling with life, and he would hunt at night, … Read more

Town Mouse And Country Mouse – Aesop’s fable

Two mice standing, one is country mouse and other is town mouse

A country mouse spent his days on a barn. He ate scanty food and slept on hay in his little mousehole. He woke up to the rough country life and had to search for food every day. On the contrary, a city mouse lived comfortably. He lived inside a warm house, and never had to … Read more

The Frog And The Ox – Aesop’s fables

frog and the ox animated picture

A big, bulky bull stepped down into a marshy pond to get a drink of water. However, in the process, the bull trampled a small frog, pushing it deep into the mud.   The frog’s companions quickly rushed home and told his mother about the incident. Intrigued by the size of the bull, the frog puffed herself up, … Read more

The Bundle of Sticks – Aesop’s Fables

the bundle of sticks

A father of seven sons was distressed over the fact that his sons seemed to always be quarrelling. No matter what he told them or what he advised them, they never gave up their mindless quarrels. Thus, the father decided that he would present a good example to his sons which ought to teach them a lesson.  … Read more

Hercules and The Wagoner – Aesop’s Fables

Hercules and the Wagoner

On a rain evening, a farmer was carrying his load in a wagon. The country road was so muddy that the oxen were struggling to pull the wagon along. Finally, as the wagon crossed a muddy, sticky patch on the road, one of the wheels sank into the dirt, and no matter how hard the … Read more

The Lion and Mouse – Aesop’s fables

The Lion and The Mouse

One day, a mouse was scurrying out of his hole when he stumbled upon a sleeping lion. Stepping on the lion’s nose, the lion rose from his sleep and angrily captured the mouse. The poor mouse was terrified. He apologized for the act and begged the lion to forgive him, promising to help him out in the … Read more

The Farmer and Snake – Aesop’s fables

the farmer and the snake

One day a farmer was walking around his fields during the harsh winter months. Suddenly he came across a snake, all shriveled up and stiff from the cold. The farmer felt terrible for the snake and thus took him up and put it in his breast pocket.  Soon the snake began to warm up and … Read more

Top 12 Funny Stories To Tell or Read Aloud

funny stories for kids

For ages, we’ve heard laughter is the best medicine. Keeping the spirits of good humor in mind, we’ve collected a series of funny short stories for kids. So, read through for a great belly laugh at the end of the day and just unwind and relax with your kid and your favorite funny short stories. 

There’s no wrong or right way to read a story, be it, reading aloud or letting your child try to construct the sentences, bedtime should allow you and your kids to share a special bond. So, spend five, ten, or fifteen minutes on our funny short stories for kids, with a wide range of characters ranging from ghosts to animals and what not. So have a hearty laugh, while you enjoy these moments.  

Find the list of short funny stories to tell

There is no better way to make bedtime more interesting than to read a good story and live in the world of your favorite characters for just a few moments. Children are the most receptive to learning right before bed and that’s when you should make the most of the situation and dive right into a fun-filled world of imagination and tales. 

Two Cats And The Monkey Story:

One day two cats were arguing over a piece of bread. They kept fighting over how much each of them should get. A monkey was perched on a tree nearby and was watching the argument happen. He called out to the cats and said he was willing to help them split their bread. He told them he would split it in half and each cat would get one half. The cats handed their bread over to the monkey. He split it in two pieces, but one of the pieces ended up larger than the other. 

Now the monkey nibbled on the larger piece and tried to make it equal but it ended on smaller than the other. He kept nibbling on the bread, in attempts to make the equal, but he ended up eating all the bread! 

He had tricked the cats and when they asked him what he’d done. He said that if they had split the bread themselves this wouldn’t have happened. Laughing, the monkey swung away from the tree to tree. 

This is one of the famous short bedtime stories told to kids most of the time.

The Clever Rooster Story

One day, on a fine evening, a hungry fox was trotting around the street when he saw a rooster sitting on the roof of a house. The fox thought that maybe, if he could eat up the rooster somehow, it would make such a wonderful fulfilling meal. 

“Oh dear rooster! You look like you have a terrible fever. Why don’t you come down so I can check” said the fox, looking up at the rooster. 

But the rooster was clever enough to know what the fox was up to. “Oh my dear fox” he said and began to laugh. The fox became embarrassed that the rooster had figured out his plan and ran away on the street. 

The Forgetful Elephant Story

There once lived an elephant named Peter, who was the most forgetful elephant ever. It was almost as if he could never remember anything when the need be. He would often forget where he had kept his things. Or, he would forget if he had breakfast or not and end up having it twice. Sometimes he would even forget what he said to his friends and even the favorite character in his favorite movie. 

But the worst part of it all was that, Peter would often forget the plans he had made with people. He was notorious for always being late, that was in the case he remembered to actually show up at plan. But most of his friends had accepted Peter the way he was; except Suzy. 

Suzy was Peter’s wife, and she was growing tired of Peter ditching plans all the time. Of course, Peter never intended to miss their hangouts, but somehow he would always end up forgetting. This made Suzy feel less important in his life day by day. One day Suzy met Peter and said:  

“It is our anniversary tomorrow and we will go out for dinner, if you’re not on time, we’re done for good.”

Peter was worried that he would upset Suzy this time. There had to be a way for him to remember. He took out a red ribbon from his drawer and tied it around his trunk. He thought that next morning when he would look at the ribbon it would remind him of the dinner and he would not miss it. That night Peter went to sleep thinking he was on to something. 

But, the next morning when Peter woke up and looked at himself in the mirror, he saw the red ribbon. 

But he had forgotten what it was for. 

He knew it had to remind him of something, but he no longer knew what. Peter panicked and panicked, he paced all around his house trying to figure out what it was that he was forgetting but to no avail. He called all his friends and all the places he usually went to asking if he had a commitment with anyone, yet there were none. Soon night took over the sky and Peter decided that he would ask Suzy what the ribbon was for. She must remember. 

Peter rushed to Suzy and expected her to remember but even before Peter had the chance to ask her, she embraced him and gave him the biggest smooch he had ever gotten in all his elephant years. He had arrived in time for the dinner and they ended up going out and having a lovely night, full of love, laughter and fun. 

But Peter never found out what the ribbon was for. 

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Bad Habits Story

Bad Habits Story

A ten year old boy named Jem was watching cartoons and biting his nails. Mother came into his room and said: “Jem? What is this behavior? How many times I’ve told you not to bite nails. It’s a bad habit.” Jem: “Mom, It’s just you and me in the house. I bite nails only at … Read more