Stories About Forest Animals

Stories About Forest Animals

Welcome to our fantastic collection of the Top 30 Stories About Forest Animals, specially curated for kids to read online! These delightful stories featuring forest animals are perfect for children’s bedtime reading and will captivate your little ones’ imagination. Available in various formats such as pdf, free download, printable, and with colorful pictures to engage young readers, these stories have been carefully chosen to cater to the learning and educational needs of children in their early years, from toddlers to preschoolers, kindergarten pupils, and elementary students.

These short stories come with a sprinkle of fairy tale magic and feature some of the best and most famous characters your children will fall in love with. Ranging from classic tales to contemporary adventures, the stories are filled with fun and lessons, making them the perfect addition to your child’s storytime or read-aloud sessions. What’s more, our collection also includes audio versions in English, ensuring that kids can easily follow along and improve their language skills.

Forest animal stories have always been a beloved part of children’s literature, capturing the wonder and mystery of the natural world while teaching valuable morals and life lessons. These enchanting stories, set in the midst of the woods amidst vibrant foliage and the cool shade of tall trees, introduce children to a diverse range of fascinating characters – from the wise old owls to the mischievous squirrels – and take them on incredible adventures that are sure to inspire their creativity and curiosity.

Boys and girls alike will be engrossed by our collection of longer and classic stories as well as the modern twists, exploring themes such as friendship, bravery, and the importance of conservation. As they journey into these magical woodland worlds night after night, kids can let their imaginations soar and learn essential lessons that they’ll carry with them for years to come. So, gather your little ones, snuggle up under a blanket, and dive into our captivating selection of Stories About Forest Animals – perfect for making bedtime a memorable and enchanting experience.

Top 30 Stories About Forest Animals for kids to read online:

  1. The forest friends and the January thaw: Four dear friends, Finn the Fox, Will the Wolf, Barbie the Butterfly, and Matilda the Mouse, eagerly awaited the arrival of spring in the heart of the forest. They explored the new signs of spring, such as the melting snow, the faster-flowing waterfall, and the budding flowers, but decided to have one last winter adventure. They climbed up the highest mountain peak with snowshoes on, had a picnic, and started throwing snowballs at each other until they collapsed laughing. They then sat around a campfire, told stories, and enjoyed each other’s company. As they drifted off to sleep, they knew that they would always have each other to rely on.
  2. Bart the Bear wakes up: The story is about Bart the Bear who wakes up from hibernation in spring, excited to explore and go on adventures. He meets Bella, a friendly lady bear who helps him catch salmon, and invites her to visit his friends. Bart, Bella, Sandy Squirrel, and Fox go on a hike and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. Bart settles down in his den, happy for the day’s adventures and grateful for new friendships. The story is available as a downloadable eBook.
  3. The Sea Horse’s Love Story: In the story, Stormy and Nibbles are two sea horses living in different territories in the ocean who frequently get into territorial disputes. As spring arrives, they slowly develop a fondness for each other and fall in love. They decide to start a family together, and Nibbles transfers her eggs to Stormy, who fertilizes them in his pouch. After the eggs gestate, Stormy and Nibbles have 500 baby sea horses and live happily ever after. An eBook is available to download in PDF format.
  4. Frosty the Arctic Fox: In this story, “Frosty the Arctic Fox” sets out on a journey to see a frozen lake and hears a fox cub’s cries along the way. Using his sense of smell, Frosty finds and cares for the cub, keeping him warm and teaching him the joys of playing in the snow. They become friends and live happily ever after. The story ends with a link to download the ebook.
  5. The search for eight little ice skates: The story is about a little spider named Spike who really wants to try ice skating. He searches everywhere to find skates that would fit his eight legs but couldn’t find any. He then goes to watch others skate and meets a centipede who gives him eight of his little ice skates to try. With some help from the centipede, Spike becomes a pro at ice skating and wears his skates everywhere.
  6. The Gnome In The Boot: The story is about Gizmo, a little gnome who lost his ladder while trying to climb out of his boot. A caterpillar offered to help him find the ladder and, after a long search, they found a squirrel holding it. The squirrel needed the ladder to gather nuts for its family, so Gizmo suggested sharing the ladder. They became friends and worked together to gather food for their families. Gizmo learned the importance of kindness and understanding. The ebook is available to download.
  7. Lisa and the Birds: A curious girl named Lisa asks a bird about its sources of food, shelter, and water, and how it survives during winter. The bird answers all of her questions and assures her that they are well taken care of, and Lisa can make a difference by leaving out some crumbs for them in the winter. The story ends with a downloadable ebook in PDF format.
  8. Benny the scared bat: The story is about a bat named Benny, who is afraid of the dark and feels ashamed of his fear. One day, he decides to conquer his fear and venture out into the forest at night, where he discovers that the darkness is not as scary as he thought. Benny experiences the beauty of the forest at night and gains a newfound sense of confidence and courage. He becomes known as Benny the Brave and is respected and admired by the other bats in the forest. An ebook (PDF) is available for download.
  9. The Thrifty Squirrels: The story is about a squirrel family who is very thrifty and hardworking. One cold winter evening, their neighbor, a shabby rabbit, begs for shelter and food because he has not saved enough for winter. The squirrel family shares their food and teaches the rabbit about saving for winter. Despite their efforts, the rabbit is not able to be thrifty and wanders off again. The story teaches the importance of being prudent and thrifty.
  10. The little leech in the little creek: The story is about a curious leech named Laura who, despite warnings from fellow leeches, sets out on a journey to explore the world beyond her creek. Along the way, she attaches herself to various creatures, learning about their lives but also putting herself in danger. She eventually ends up attached to a hiker and is carried far from her home until a ranger frees her. Laura learns an important lesson about staying away from humans and returns home to share her adventures with her fellow leeches, inspiring them to explore the world beyond their creek.
  11. An interrupted nap: In the story, a fawn named Nimble goes into the forest without waking his mother. He sees a raccoon in a tree and tells his mother that he saw a fox. She corrects him and tells him what a fox really looks like. Nimble is glad that his mother didn’t ask why he went into the woods alone. Two downloads are available for the story.
  12. Mrs. Elephant’s Moonlight Dance: In a forest, the animals decide to compete in a dance contest with the prize for the best dance. Mrs. Kangaroo and Mrs. Leopard were confident they could win, but Mrs. Elephant secretly practiced and amazed everyone with her graceful and majestic dance, eventually winning the prize. Even though she told her friends to keep practicing, she was proud of her accomplishment and proved that determination can take you anywhere.
  13. A bear in the rain: In this story, a bear is walking in the rain and complains about his soaked fur. A wood anemone suggests finding an umbrella for the bear, and together they search until they find a branch with thick laurel leaves. Once the bear holds the branch above his head, he no longer feels the rain and is delighted with his new umbrella. The wood anemone returns to her spot in the forest and waits for the sun to shine again.
  14. A Mother’s Day Reunion in the Forest: The story is about a little snake named Santiago who sets out to find his mother before Mother’s Day. Along the way, he learns valuable lessons from different forest animals. Eventually, he meets his mother, and they spend an unforgettable Mother’s Day together. The story emphasizes the importance of love, support, and family.
  15. Uncle Wiggily and the Camping Boys: In this story, Uncle Wiggily and Baby Bunty discover that some boys are camping in the woods and making a lot of noise. Later, they find out that the boys are in trouble because there’s heavy rain and water is coming into their tent. Uncle Wiggily and his friends, including some beavers, dig a ditch around the tent to drain out the water and save the boys from getting wet. The boys don’t know who helped them, but leave some food for the animal folk as a thank you gesture.
  16. Uncle Wiggily Goes Berry Picking: In the story, Uncle Wiggily and Kittie Kat go on a journey to find his fortune. Along the way, they meet an old lady who tells them where to find it after they bring her berries. While collecting berries, a savage wolf attacks them, but a red monkey disguised as a berry bush saves them by tossing the wolf away. In the end, they take the berries to the old lady, who bakes them a big pie.
  17. Mikkel Fox And Bamsa Bear: Bamsa Bear, a proud and strong animal, spots Mikkel Fox’s den and decides to close it so the fox will be trapped inside. However, Mikkel manages to escape through another entrance and beats Bamsa with a stick, humiliating him. Bamsa walks back home in shame, realizing that strength without cleverness is useless. Mikkel reminds him that he should have learned how many doorways a fox has to his den and mocks him. The story teaches a lesson about the importance of intelligence over strength.
  18. The plaid trousers of Mr. Raccoon: Mr. Fox is jealous of Tim Raccoon’s red-and-green plaid trousers and tries to get them. He tricks Tim into sitting on wet paint which ruins the trousers, but Tim figures out the lie and shows Mr. Fox. The trousers are ruined, but Mr. Fox is satisfied as long as he doesn’t have to see Tim Raccoon wear them.
  19. Those who watched Mr. Raccoon: In this story, Reddy Fox discovers the curious habit of Mr. Raccoon washing his food before eating it, but he doesn’t believe it’s true. He decides to invite the other woodland animals to watch Mr. Raccoon. When they all arrive, Mr. Raccoon plays a muddy trick on them, causing them to forget all about his food washing habit and focus on being angry at Reddy Fox. Mr. Raccoon manages to have the last laugh.
  20. Mr. Fox and the Stoat Family: The Four-Footed Club discusses their food shortage and wonders who is to blame. Mr. Fox reveals that it is the Stoat family who are eating their food. He comes up with a plan for revenge and enlists the help of Mr. Raccoon and Mr. Possum to spill black paint on the Stoat family while they enter the barn. The Stoat family is embarrassed by their black coats and disappears from the farmyard. The Four-Footed Club enjoys a delicious turkey dinner and praises Mr. Fox’s idea. Downloads of the story are available in PDF format.
  21. The Four Footed Club: In this story, Mr. Fox comes up with a plan to persuade Mr. Dog to join their Four-Footed Club, so they can hunt more easily on Mr. Man’s farm. Mr. Fox sends Jim Crow to invite Mr. Dog to a party, promising him corn as a reward. However, Jim Crow tells Mr. Dog that the party is at Tim Raccoon’s house instead of Mr. Fox’s, and they trick Mr. Dog by tying his paws and putting a blinder on him. When Jim Crow finds out about the trick, he helps Mr. Dog remove the bandage over his eyes and tells him to go see what the other animals are doing. Then, Tim Coon, Mr. Fox, and Billy Possum run home when they hear Jim Crow accusing them of stealing his corn.
  22. The Uninvited Guests: Mr. Crow is angry that he is not invited to a dinner at the Four-Footed Club, despite having helped most of the members in the past. Woody Chuck has been invited and Mr. Crow becomes more annoyed. He sees Mrs. Skunk and her children passing by and tricks them into going to the dinner with the intention of causing disruption. When the Skunk family arrives for the dinner, the other animals are surprised and unhappy but pretend to welcome them. Mr. Crow sees this from under a windowsill and flies off to tell Mr. Dog about the dinner.  Mr. Dog gatecrashes the dinner and chaos ensues, with the Skunk family still calmly eating. Mr. Crow is pleased with his trickery and thinks that he has paid off two debts with one night’s work.
  23. Mr. Bear’s Farewell Party: Mr. Bear invites his woodland animal friends over for a farewell party before his long winter nap. Billy Possum and Tim Raccoon stay behind to help clean up and decide to stay for the winter to keep house for him. They eat all of Mr. Bear’s food and live in his house while he’s asleep until he wakes up and discovers them there. Mr. Bear gets angry and throws them both out of his window.
  24. Jack Rabbit and Mr. Turtle: The story is about a flood that has caused despair among the animals living in the woods. Jack Rabbit is stuck on a rock, hungry and tired, and wishes his friend Mr. Fox would come to find a way to get him to a dry spot. Meanwhile, Johnnie Squirrel suggests asking Mr. Owl for help but Jack Rabbit insists only Mr. Fox can rescue him. Unexpectedly, Mr. Turtle appears and offers his help. Jack Rabbit initially refuses, underestimating Mr. Turtle’s ability to swim, but eventually accepts his offer and is safely transported to dry land. Jack Rabbit expresses gratitude and acknowledges Mr. Turtle’s kindness.
  25. Judge Owl’s Cleverness: Mr. Raccoon loses his bright tin spoon, and suspects Jimmy Crow of stealing it. Mr. Fox suggests that they arrest Jimmy and let Judge Owl be the judge. At the trial, Jimmy denies the accusations, and Judge Owl tricks Jimmy into admitting that he is indeed guilty. Jimmy is forced to return the spoon to Mr. Raccoon.
  26. Mrs. Robin And The Signboard: In the story, Mrs. Robin tries to read a sign on a tree but doesn’t know how to read. She asks Mrs. Blackbird and Billy Blue Jay but they both don’t help her. She then asks Jim Crow, who claims to be able to read but is probably lying. Finally, she asks Mr. Owl, who can read but only at night. Mrs. Robin falls asleep waiting for him and misses him when he comes, so she spends the next day searching for someone who can read the sign. That night, Jack Sparrow tells her that the sign says no one can shoot birds in the woods. Mrs. Robin tells all the birds what the sign says, and Mr. Owl is relieved he never had to confess that he can’t read.
  27. Reynard’s Scheme: Reynard the fox is worried because all the farmers are setting traps and hunting for the wood folks. He decides to call a meeting with all the animals and proposes that they stop stealing from the farmers and only eat what they find in the woods. The animals agree, but Woody Chuck is suspicious of Reynard’s sudden change of heart. He follows him one night and catches him returning with stolen food. Woody Chuck tells the other animals and they confront Reynard, who claims that he was bringing food for a surprise party. The animals are skeptical but decide to have the party anyway and enjoy the stolen food. The Good Club continues to meet monthly for good food and company.
  28. How Mr. Fox was saved by his Friends: The story is about Mr. Fox, who had a prosperous winter and filled his pantry with enough food for several days. However, he refused to share with his friends and made excuses. One stormy night, he decided to feast alone, but fell asleep near the fire with his coat smoking. He woke up coughing and screaming for help, and his friends rushed to save him and put out the fire. Mr. Fox realized the importance of friendship and promised to share his food with his neighbors in the future. The story ends with his friends raiding his pantry and having a feast together.
  29. How the Race Was Won: In this story, Mr. Fox decides to organize a race for all the animals in the forest. While everyone is eager to participate and confident about winning, they overlook the Rabbit brothers, whom they believe don’t stand a chance. On the day of the race, Bennie Rabbit surprises everyone by winning the gold medal by waiting behind a rock until the others were in sight. The other animals congratulate Bennie, but they are disappointed because they had been so sure of their own victory. In the end, Bennie Rabbit decides to trade the medal for a head of lettuce, and the Rabbit brothers take pride in having fooled everyone.
  30. Tricky Red Fox: In this story, Reddy Fox is hungry and tries to find some food from his friends but is unsuccessful. He comes up with a plan to trick Mr. Bear into hosting a dinner party, but he ends up stealing all the food from Mr. Bear’s pantry and leaving him with nothing. As a result, Reddy Fox is cut off from the rest of the animals and spends the summer alone, regretting his tricks and realizing that it’s not worth losing friends over food. The story is a cautionary tale about the consequences of greed and deceitfulness.

In conclusion, the Top 30 Stories About Forest Animals offers a delightful and educational adventure for children as they delve into the enchanting world of forest creatures. These charming tales, brimming with valuable life lessons, vibrant characters, and marvelous settings, foster curiosity and encourage young readers to appreciate the natural world and its inhabitants. Moreover, these stories celebrate the importance of friendship, bravery, and empathy while transporting young minds to the magical realm of the forest, where they can experience the captivating lives of their favorite animals and learn the art of environmental conservation. So, embark on this fantastic literary journey and let the tales of forest animals inspire, enlighten, and leave a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of our young readers.