Good Manner Stories For Kindergarten
Welcome to the enchanting world of the “Top 40 Good Manner Stories for Kindergarten”! This engaging collection of tales, designed to be read aloud, has been lovingly compiled to delight and educate our little listeners. Available in a convenient PDF format, it’s the perfect companion for a warm bedtime story or a lively group reading session in a vibrant kindergarten classroom.
Good Manner Stories are more than heart-warming tales; they form a critical educational cornerstone in shaping the minds and hearts of our young listeners. These captivating narratives foster a sense of right conduct, respect for others, kindness and courtesy. But it’s not all about teaching and learning! Each of these stories is wrapped up in a package of adventure, humor, and charm that children adore. They encounter enchanting characters, exciting plot twists, and delightful resolutions – all of which keep them eager for the next tale. Through these stories, we set children’s imaginations soaring while grounding them in the values of good manners and kindness. This balance is why kids everywhere are likely to cherish and learn from these wonderful stories. Enjoy the journey!
Top 40 Good Manner Stories For Kindergarten
- Mother Holle: In this story, there was a widow with two daughters. The youngest daughter was beautiful and hardworking, but the oldest daughter was ugly and lazy. The mother favored the ugly daughter and made the youngest do all the chores. One day, while the youngest was spinning by the front door, her bloody hands made her drop her coil into a well. She jumped into the well out of fear and found herself in a beautiful meadow. She helped an oven and an apple tree, and then came across an old woman named Mother Holle. She agreed to work hard for Mother Holle, who promised to take care of her. The girl worked diligently and was rewarded with plenty to eat and drink. Eventually, she missed her mother and asked to go home. Mother Holle allowed her to leave and when the girl walked through a gate, she was showered with gold. She returned to her mother’s house and was welcomed with open arms. When the lazy daughter tried the same path, she was lazy and disrespectful, so Mother Holle sent her back covered in sticky tar. The moral of the story is that hard work and kindness are rewarded, while laziness and rudeness lead to negative consequences.
- The Tale Of Tom Kitten: Once upon a time, there were three little kittens named Mittens, Tom Kitten, and Moppet. Their mother, Mrs. Tabitha Twitchit, wanted to clean and dress them before some special guests arrived. She scrubbed their faces, brushed their fur, and combed their tails and whiskers. However, Tom Kitten was naughty and scratched. Mrs. Tabitha dressed them in elegant clothes, but Tom Kitten was too fat and burst several buttons. She sent the kittens to play outside, but they got dirty and fell off a wall. The Puddle-Ducks found them and tried to help, but ended up wearing their clothes. Mrs. Tabitha found the kittens, scolded them, and pretended they were sick when her friends arrived. In the end, the Puddle-Ducks went for a swim, and Mr. Drake Puddle-Duck and the kittens are still looking for their clothes.
- Minnie and the Dwarfs: In this story, a kind-hearted little girl named Minnie goes on a journey to find work and help her sick mother. She stumbles upon a small house occupied by twelve funny dwarfs. The dwarfs are grateful when Minnie cleans and tidies their home during their fairy housekeeper’s holiday. They reward her with a sack of gold coins hidden under a rug that Minnie forgot to sweep. She learns the importance of doing her work faithfully and always sweeping under the rug. The gold coins allow Minnie to buy many good things for her family.
- Baa the first: This heartwarming story follows two determined little girls, Patty and Tilda, as they embark on a mission to sell berries at the train station to earn money for books and rubber boots for school. Along the way, they encounter a train full of thirsty, suffering sheep, and their compassion prompts them to spend their time and efforts watering the animals instead of selling their berries. Little did they know, their act of kindness caught the attention of a kind couple who offers to buy their berries and promises to support them in their endeavors. This delightful tale teaches young readers about empathy, perseverance, and the rewards of selflessness. Download the ebook to enjoy this inspiring story offline or to print.
- The Fairy Box: In this story, a little girl named May wishes for a magic bracelet that will prick her when she’s about to do something wrong. One night, she hears a sweet voice telling her to look under her pillow for a surprise if she’s been good. May finds a gold box with a wasp inside, and it stings her for being unkind. She learns her lesson and asks for forgiveness. The next night, May receives a white kitten as a reward for being good. She continues to receive more presents, like a dog and a pony, as long as she remains well-behaved. May eventually realizes that she doesn’t need the fairy’s gifts to be good, and she becomes the sweetest little girl in the world. In the end, she receives a beautiful bracelet and finally sees the fairy before it flies away. May is happy and content, knowing that she doesn’t need rewards to be good.
- Emborg And The Animals: Emborg, a kind and brave little girl, sets off on her own to find a special birthday present for her mother. Along the way, she encounters various animals who generously give her gifts without asking for anything in return. From a whistle to wool, milk and butter, cheese, eggs, and even reindeer horns, Emborg is showered with kindness. With the help of a horse, she manages to carry all the gifts home to her grateful mother. The story teaches the value of kindness, gratitude, and the joy of giving.
- Uncle Wiggily Breaks The Rules: Uncle Wiggily, a bunny, offers to teach the animal boys and girls at Hollow Stump School how to be good. However, he gets distracted and begins playing tricks instead. The Lady Mouse Teacher scolds him and makes him sit in the front seat. Uncle Wiggily behaves for a while, but then gets tickled by a feather and playfully tickles another student with a stick. The Lady Mouse Teacher reprimands him again and puts him in the corner. Just when she is about to continue with the lesson, the Skillery Scallery Alligator bursts in, wanting to nibble Uncle Wiggily’s ears. But Uncle Wiggily cleverly blows chalk dust into the alligator’s face, saving the day. Despite his misbehavior, the Lady Mouse forgives him.
- Nim-Nim’s Golden Wings: In this story, there is a little fairy named Nim-nim who wants to earn her golden wings. But she feels discouraged because she can’t find any big deeds to do. The Queen takes Nim-nim to the city where there is sorrow and suffering, and encourages her to do acts of kindness for the people there. At first, Nim-nim thinks these deeds are not important enough to win her golden wings, but she soon realizes that even small acts of kindness can bring happiness and make a difference. In the end, Nim-nim earns her golden wings and learns the importance of doing good deeds wherever she goes.
- The Vanity Of Annie: Annie is a very vain little girl who spends a lot of time in front of her mirror, but she is not very pleasant to others. One day, she is visited by an elf who tells her that she needs to be kind and helpful to others. The elf warns Annie that if she doesn’t change her ways, her good looks will fade. Annie takes the elf’s words to heart and becomes a more agreeable girl. As a result, she becomes happier and her pretty face returns. The story teaches the importance of kindness and not just focusing on external appearance.
- A Walk In The Garden: Frank and his mother discover a beautiful garden. The gardener invites them in, but reminds Frank to be careful and not touch anything. Frank follows the rules and enjoys the garden without causing any trouble. Another boy tries to enter the garden but is rejected because he meddled with the flowers before. Frank realizes the importance of not meddling with things that don’t belong to him.
- The Piggy Girl: In this story, little Betty refuses to take a bath and runs away to live with pigs. She enjoys a life of being dirty and playing with the pigs, but as the weather gets colder, she realizes she misses being clean and comfortable. Betty decides to return home and promises to never complain about being washed again. In the end, she realizes that her dirty piggy adventure was just a dream and she is grateful to be back in her nice clean home.
- Raggedy Ann And The Strange Dolls: In this story, Raggedy Ann is a beloved doll with yarn hair and shoe-button eyes. Two new dolls, Annabel-Lee and Thomas, come to join the doll family. At first, they make fun of Raggedy Ann’s looks, but soon realize their mistake. During the night, Raggedy Ann kindly offers her bed to the new dolls. The next morning, Annabel-Lee and Thomas feel ashamed and apologize to Raggedy Ann. They realize that her kindness and the love she receives from the other dolls make her special. They all become friends and everyone is happy. It’s an uplifting story about friendship, kindness, and accepting others.
- Mabel on Midsummer Day: Once upon a time, there was a young girl named Mabel who lived in a small village. Her mother asked her to visit her grandmother and help with the chores. Mabel happily agreed and brought a cake, butter, and lemonade for her grandmother. As she completed her tasks, Mabel encountered fairies in the woods and by a well. She showed them kindness and respect, and in return, they granted her three special blessings. When Mabel returned home, her sick sister miraculously recovered. Mabel always remembered the lessons of kindness and gratitude that the fairies taught her. You can download an ebook of the story to read and share with your students.
- The Little Clock in the Schoolroom: Once upon a time, in a charming schoolhouse on a hill, there was a little clock. It wasn’t fancy, but it always showed the right time and had a bright, clean face. The children asked their teacher how the clock stayed so accurate and clean. The wise teacher explained that the secret was doing what is right, just like the clock. The children realized they could keep their lives bright by doing the right thing and taking care of each other.
- The tale of the fierce, bad rabbit: This is the story of a fierce bad rabbit who wants a carrot but doesn’t ask politely. He takes it and scratches a kind rabbit who feels sad and hides in a hole. Then, a man with a gun sees something on a bench and shoots, but all he finds is the fierce bad rabbit missing its tail and whiskers. When the good rabbit peeps out of its hole, it sees the bad rabbit running past without its tail or whiskers. The educational element of this story teaches children about manners, consequences, and empathy. Additional resources, such as an ebook and print version of the story, are available for download.
- Uncle Wiggily And The Good Boy: In this story, Uncle Wiggily, a bunny gentleman, sets off on an adventure. His housekeeper warns him to be careful, but he loves helping boys and girls. While hiding in some bushes, he overhears a group of boys planning to tie a tin can to a dog’s tail. Uncle Wiggily digs in the dirt and showers the bad boy with sand, gravel, and stones, saving the dog from harm. The bad boy learns his lesson, and Uncle Wiggily goes home happy. You can download the ebook version of the story to read offline or print.
- The Boy And The Filberts: In this story, a boy learns a valuable lesson about being greedy. He puts his hand into a pitcher to get some filberts, but he takes too many and can’t pull his hand out. His mother advises him to be satisfied with half and reminds him that there will be more opportunities for filberts in the future. The story teaches children about the importance of being content and not being greedy. You can download the ebook version of the story to read offline or print it for your classroom.
- The White Swan: Two little sisters receive a beautiful white porcelain swan as a gift. They want to put it in water, so they fill a bowl and name it “Wash-Bowl Pond.” But they argue over who gets to hold the swan, and it accidentally falls and breaks into pieces. The children feel remorseful and their mother glues the swan back together, but it can no longer float in water. Instead, they create a make-believe lake with a piece of looking glass. They are reminded to be kind to each other by remembering the white swan.
- Uncle Wiggily And The Bad Boy: Once upon a time, there was a bad boy who would throw stones and snowballs at rabbits and other animals. One day, Uncle Wiggily, a bunny gentleman, decided to try and make the bad boy good. But when Uncle Wiggily passed by the bad boy’s house, he was hit by a snowball. Later, Uncle Wiggily overheard the bad boy’s earache and decided to help by leaving some soft cotton from a horse-chestnut tree on his doorstep. The bad boy’s pain almost stopped, and he promised to never throw snowballs at rabbits or any other animals again. Uncle Wiggily went on to have more adventures, but that’s a story for another time.
- The Gingerbread Rock: In this story, two children named Hans and Lisbeth live with their mean uncle who doesn’t give them enough to eat. One night, they go into the woods and find a rock that is actually made of gingerbread. They eat some of it and discover a hidden room with an old man inside. The old man is kind to them and they offer to bake more gingerbread and fix the rock. Meanwhile, their uncle finds the gingerbread rock too, but when he tries to take it, it turns into stone. The old man is actually a wizard who helps the children find their hidden wealth and they live happily ever after. The children learn the importance of kindness and never forget their encounter with the gingerbread rock. You can download the ebook to read the story offline or print it.
- The Bee And The Child: In a beautiful garden, a curious little girl named Lucy noticed a busy bee collecting nectar from flowers all day long. Lucy asked the bee why it worked so hard, and the bee shared its wisdom. It told Lucy to enjoy the beauty around her while it lasts, and to fill her youth with seeds of knowledge, love, and good deeds. As Lucy grew older, she understood the bee’s message and lived a joyful life, carrying the lessons and memories of her youth. The story teaches children to appreciate and learn from the world around them, planting seeds of kindness and curiosity. No links or story title mentioned.
- The Three Piglets: Once upon a time, there were three little pigs: Browny, Whitey, and Blacky. Browny loved rolling in the mud, while Whitey was greedy for food. But Blacky was smart and well-behaved. Their mother wanted to build houses for each of them before she passed away. Browny chose a house of mud, while Whitey picked a house of cabbage. But Blacky chose a house of brick, which turned out to be the safest. The wicked Fox tried to trick Browny and Whitey into letting him in their houses, but they refused. However, he couldn’t break into Blacky’s sturdy brick house. In the end, Blacky saved his siblings from the Fox’s den, and they all lived happily ever after, never forgetting the lessons they learned.
- The Tin Horn: Jimmy receives a horn but can’t blow it because everyone around him is sleeping or has a headache. His father is proud that Jimmy doesn’t want to disturb others and tells him his mother will be proud too. When everyone wakes up, Jimmy finally gets to blow the horn for his grandmother and the baby. Later, he can blow it outside when his neighbor’s headache is gone. His father celebrates by asking Jimmy to blow a loud and happy blast, and Jimmy happily blows the horn. It’s finally fun to have the horn when he can blow it.
- Uncle Wiggily And The Camel: Uncle Wiggily, a bunny rabbit, and a peddler cat meet a thirsty camel in the woods. The camel is lost and hasn’t had water for seven days. Uncle Wiggily offers to lead the camel to a nearby duck pond so he can drink. Just as they reach the pond, a mean animal called the Pipsisewah tries to chase Uncle Wiggily. Luckily, the camel steps on the Pipsisewah’s tail and saves Uncle Wiggily and the cat. The camel then gives Uncle Wiggily and the cat a ride back home.
- Gray Hen’s Strategy: In this story, the hens are fed up with Chicken Young’s bad behavior. They come up with a plan to teach him a lesson by tricking him into thinking a rope is a worm. When Chicken Young swallows the rope, he chokes and the hens have to help him. Afterward, Chicken Young learns to be more cautious and starts scratching for worms on his own. The story ends with the hens feeling satisfied that Chicken Young has learned his lesson. You can download the eBook version of the story to read offline or print it.
- The Story of the Silver Box: Hans and Nella are kind orphans who share their humble home with an old man in need. The old man mysteriously disappears, leaving behind a silver box. Hans and Nella bury the box to keep it safe. The next day, they discover a magical tree with a door that leads to a tunnel filled with gold. Hans and Nella collect some gold and return home to find a beautiful cottage waiting for them. They believe that the old man and the tree are watching over them and protecting their newfound happiness.
- The History of the Five Little Pigs: This is a story about a family of five little pigs. One pig is helpful and strong, another pig is naughty and gets into trouble, one pig is good and obedient, another pig is stubborn and disobedient, and the last pig is foolish and makes bad choices. Each pig learns important lessons and faces the consequences of their actions. The story teaches children about good behavior, responsibility, and the importance of making wise choices.
- Uncle Wiggily’s Strange Umbrellas: Uncle Wiggily goes on an adventure in the rain and tries to help his animal friends stay dry. He offers his umbrella to Aunt Lettie, his toadstool umbrella to Mrs. Twistytail, a Japanese parasol to Mrs. Cluck Cluck, and a homemade pancake umbrella to Mrs. Bushytail. He even shares tough pancakes with an alligator to escape. Finally, the sun comes out and everyone is happy. This story teaches about kindness, sharing, and resourcefulness in a fun and imaginative way.
- Daffy-down-dilly: In a meadow full of beautiful flowers, there lived a special daffodil named Daffy-down-dilly. One day, a curious girl named Lily came to the meadow and was amazed when Daffy-down-dilly spoke to her. The wise daffodil taught Lily about kindness, gentleness, and the love and beauty in the world. Inspired by Daffy-down-dilly’s wisdom, Lily became a kind and gentle child, and her actions spread love throughout the village. The meadow transformed into a magical place, filled with the wisdom of Daffy-down-dilly and the other flowers. You can even download an ebook to read this beautiful story offline or print it.
- The Revenge of the Gnomes: In this story, the Fairies decide to throw a party and invite the Goblins, but they forget to invite the Gnomes. The angry Gnomes overhear the Goblins talking about the party, and they want to get revenge. When the party happens, the Goblins cause chaos, ruining everything and even capturing some of their own. The Fairies and Goblins ask the Queen for help, and she agrees to help them if they admit their own mistakes. After working hard all night, the Fairies make ice for the Gnomes, and the captured Goblins are released. But the Goblins, still greedy, demand breakfast from the Fairies. This is too much for the Queen, so she and her Fairies use their magic wands to scare the Goblins away. The story teaches us the importance of being polite and considerate to others, and how our actions can have consequences.
- Little Never-Upset: In this story, Little Never-Upset teaches the other toys in the playroom a valuable lesson about not quarrelling. Despite being treated badly, he always has a smile on his face. When the other toys start arguing, Little Never-Upset remains calm. Even when he is knocked off his shelf by the old Elephant, he laughs it off and forgives him. His positive attitude and refusal to hold grudges help the toys realize that life is too short for quarrels. They all start laughing and having fun again, thanks to Little Never-Upset’s example. The story emphasizes the importance of kindness, forgiveness, and enjoying life without unnecessary arguments.
- Amy’s mission to Recycle, Reuse and Reduce: Once upon a time, there was a happy family who loved their home and planet. One day, Amy learned about recycling, reusing, and reducing waste at school. Excited, she told her family, and they started recycling by sorting their waste into different bins. They also found creative ways to reuse items and made eco-friendly choices when shopping. Proud of their changes, Amy’s family became examples for others and taught everyone about the importance of taking care of the Earth.
- Waking Up To Love: In a beautiful forest, there lived a box turtle named Speedy. Speedy had always had trouble finding a female mate because he was too rough during mating season. But one year, he decided to change his ways and use new seduction techniques. He decorated the trees, wrote love letters, and created romantic food piles. When a female turtle named Myrtle saw all the effort he put in, she was impressed and intrigued. They started talking, getting to know each other, and falling in love. They became the perfect couple, showing all the other turtles the power of true love and romance. They lived happily ever after in the lush forest.
- The Fairy’s New Year Gift: Two little boys receive a New Year present from a fairy: beautiful books with pure white pages. Over time, the boys see that some pages have ugly blots and scratches, while others have lovely pictures. The fairy explains that the blots represent times when they were naughty, and the pictures reflect their kindness and good behavior. Although the books must return to Father Time, the fairy gives them new ones, encouraging the boys to make them even more beautiful. The story teaches the importance of kindness, obedience, and the power of choices.
- Old Mother Bear’s Happy New Year: In this educational story, Old Mother Bear is worried about how to have a Happy New Year with her four naughty Bears. But with the help of some magical fairies, each Bear learns an important lesson. Boxer learns to be on time, Drowsy-Head learns to go to bed, Bruin learns to pick up his things, and Bright Eyes learns to be polite. After a year of practicing, the Bears are brought safely back home, and everyone is happy. This story teaches children the importance of being responsible, polite, and considerate, and how small actions can make a big difference.
- Toinette and the elves: Toinette, a girl who is often in a bad mood, meets a small elf named Thistle who is stuck on a thorn. Toinette helps him and in return, he gives her the seeds of a fern that make her invisible. Toinette tries being invisible but realizes that being seen and loved by her family is more important. She takes off the seeds and decides to be kind and nice to her siblings. The next Christmas, Thistle visits Toinette again, and she tries being invisible once more. This time, her family surprises her with love and kindness. Toinette learns that true happiness comes from being happy, having a good mood, and being kind to others. She lives happily ever after.
- Who Ate The Pumpkin Pie?: In this story, Sylvester and Billy find themselves alone with a delicious pie. Billy accuses Sylvester of taking the pie without their mother’s permission, but Sylvester denies it. When their mother arrives and sees the messy kitchen, she blames Billy, even though he was innocent. She assigns Billy the task of cleaning up, and he realizes that trying to prove his innocence will only make things worse. Together, the brothers clean up the mess and face the consequences of their actions. The story teaches children about taking responsibility and working together to solve problems.
- Modern Witches: In a land not so far away, there were six little witches, each with a special power. Good Health used her magic to bring health and well-being to everyone. Industry inspired hard work and productivity. Safety First protected children from danger. Patriot taught about love for their country. Storyland spun enchanting tales. And Cheerfulness spread happiness and smiles. Together, they danced, laughed, and used their magic to make the world a better place.
- On Halloween Night: In this Halloween story, six witches gather in the woods and share spooky tales about naughty children. The next day at school, the same children are scolded for their bad behavior. Unaware that the witches are watching, the children laugh off the witches’ warnings. Later, as the children walk through the woods singing, the witches cast a spell that turns them into statues. Columbus and his sailors arrive and break the spell, teaching the children important lessons about manners. Finally, the children and Columbus celebrate their victory with a flag-waving ceremony.
- Uncle Wiggily In The Fountain: In this story, Uncle Wiggily Longears goes on a journey to find his fortune and rest. Along the way, he encounters a cat-bird and her kittie-birds who help him when he gets trapped in a fountain. They quickly build a makeshift boat and save him from drowning. Uncle Wiggily is grateful for their help and continues on his adventure. The story emphasizes kindness and the importance of helping others.
In conclusion, the Top 40 Good Manner Stories for Kindergarten enlighten young minds with important lessons about respect, kindness, honesty, and empathy. Each story is crafted carefully, providing an enjoyable reading experience while instilling essential values and good manners. The characters demonstrate the importance of having good manners in relatable scenarios, making it easier for kids to understand and apply these lessons in their daily lives. These stories serve as tools to nurture well-rounded individuals equipped with good manners and a strong moral foundation.