Once upon a time there was a little ant called Anita. She was very hard-working and lived in an anthill with the rest of her family – about 50,000 relatives.

The ants were busy storing the grain for the winter so that when the cold weather came there would be enough food for everyone.


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But this year, the grain was very small and difficult to transport. It was a gloomy situation and even the wisest old ants weren’t sure they could survive the winter.

But Anita wanted to store as much grain as possible to help her family, and she knew that by showing an optimistic attitude around the rest of the ants, they could do it. So off she went to train with an ant who was much stronger than her, an ant called Alexander.

Childrens stories - the ant and the grain

Alexander taught her a few tricks on how to carry more grain with the same amount of effort. Anita trained for a few days and as the days went past, she was able to carry more and more.

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  1. shahryar .kurdestan. saqqez.Iran

    hello. thanks for your beautiful story.
    a very good story for little kids. being hopeful in the time of hardshipness is the sign of strong will to overcome the situation. all kids should understand it when they are young.

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  3. niel ryan

    I really like the story.. and i’m just asking what is the best moral for this story???

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      Hi Niel! well, Optimism, effort, believe you can do it…Motivational…All of these are nice Moral Values applied in the story. What do you think?