Short Stories for Kids
Fun and free short stories to download and enjoy with your kids. Some include activity packs as well.
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FREE Timeline Worksheet: April 24, 1915: Today is the day set aside to remember the Armenian victims of the genocide that occurred as a result of the Ottoman Empire’s actions against the Armenian people in 1915, during World War I. The story, “Helping Hearts,” follows Camilla as she tries to understand why her father, who is in the military, cannot be home for her birthday. - WriteBonnieRose.com
FREE Timeline Worksheet: April 25, 1920: Today is recognized as ANZAC Day. It originally commemorated the landing of Australian and New Zealander troops at the Gallipoli Peninsula during World War I. It has come to be a day to honor all veterans for their sacrifices in order to serve their country. Today’s story follows Camilla as she tries to understand why her father, who is in the military, cannot be home for her birthday. - WriteBonnieRose.com
FREE Timeline Printable: April 16, 1908: Celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of the Utah Natural Bridges National Monument! Today’s short story, through the eyes of a 4-year-old, reminds us how God has put so much beauty into the world and even given us our own Bridge to him by sending Jesus to be our Savior. - WriteBonnieRose.com
FREE Timeline Worksheet: April 13, 1970: Today we remember the day an explosion aboard Apollo 13 caused a dangerous situation for the astronauts aboard the vessel. Read our short story about a girl who finds out about Someone who can scrub our hearts clean while she is trying to understand why the astronauts need the air they breathe scrubbed clean. - WriteBonnieRose.com
FREE Timeline Worksheet: April 1, 1836, Short Story: Josiah’s Sudden Stop in Boalsburg. One boy. An injured father. An overturned stagecoach. Will Josiah find anyone in 1836 Boalsburg who can help? Read the story and enjoy two worksheets-Coloring Page and Centre County, Pennsylvania, Word Search.
FREE Timeline Worksheet: March 27, 1886: Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born in Germany. We have a lapbook and a short story today. Our short story read aloud allows us to eavesdrop on a fictional conversation between Ludwig and one of the teachers at his school. The Who Built It? lapbook gives us the opportunity to study and learn more about famous buildings from 14 different cities around the world. - WriteBonnieRose.com
FREE Timeline Worksheet: March 4, 1837: The charter for the city of Chicago, Illinois, was enacted, incorporating the city. Today’s short story read aloud is about a little girl on her way to the great city in its early days who didn’t know what she’d find or why she and her family needed to move there, away from Grandma and Grandpa. - WriteBonnieRose.com
FREE Timeline Worksheet: February 22, 1980, The Miracle on Ice was a legendary Olympic hockey game between the United States team and the team from the Soviet Union. We’re going to celebrate unexpected turns in hockey in a slightly different way – through the story of Clem, a goalie who just didn’t think he had what it takes, until he found God had uniquely equipped him to do exactly what needed to be done. - WriteBonnieRose.com
FREE Timeline Worksheet: On February 21, 1885, the Washington Monument was dedicated after more than one hundred years of dreams and delays. Today’s timeline worksheet is “The Unfinished Work,” a read-aloud about foundations set at the site on August 22, 2011, the date of another key event in the monument’s history. - WriteBonnieRose.com
FREE Timeline Worksheet: On February 12, 1881, Anna Pavlova, one of the most talented and artistic ballerinas the world has ever known, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She became a pioneer who spread a love of ballet around the world. Each one of us has been given something that is uniquely ours to do, a call on our hearts from the God who made us. Will we heed it? That is the question faced by Robin in today’s short story. - WriteBonnieRose.com