Children's Stories

A collection of religious teaching tales for children.

 

Choose a type of tale:

Aboriginal

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Buddhist

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Hindu

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Jewish

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Muslim

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Taoist

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Yoruba

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Zen

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Zoroastrian



Aboriginal Tale

Teaching Tales: Bamapama's New Dream

A traditional Australian Aboriginal story about adapting to new ways.


Re-told by Aaron Zerah

 

Buddhist Tales

Teaching Tales: Why Fight?
A traditional Buddhist story about resolving problems by getting to the root of the matter
Re-told by Aaron Zerah

A Rescue from Karmic Disaster
A mom discovers how easy it can be to teach a Buddhist lesson of compassion.
By Dharma Mom

Cinderella, the Dharma Queen
In which the Fairy Godmother stands in for Buddha, and the wicked step-sisters are punished for "self-cherishing.
By Dharma Mom

Hindu Tale

Teaching Tales: Lord Krishna and the Two Men
In this traditional Hindu story, man's view of others truly depends on his outlook
Re-told by Aaron Zerah

Jewish Tales

Teaching Tales: King David and the Spider
In this traditional Jewish tale, the former shepherd boy learns that each of God's creatures has a purpose.
Re-told by Aaron Zerah

Teaching Tales: The Way You Like It
A traditional Jewish story about being content with what you have
Re-told by Aaron Zerah

Muslim Tales

Teaching Tales: When the Cat Came to Muhammad
The traditional Muslim tale of making sacrifices to help those in need.
Re-told by Aaron Zerah

Teaching Tales: A Cup of Water in the Desert
A Sufi tale about what's important in life.
Re-told by Aaron Zerah

Teaching Tales: Who Am I?
A traditional Sufi story about the power that comes from being yourself.
Re-told by Aaron Zerah

Taoist Tale

Teaching Tales: Who's to Blame?
The traditional Taoist story of how suspicion can alter our perception of others.
Re-told by Aaron Zerah

Yoruba Tale

Teaching Tales: The Tortoise and the Snake
In this traditional Yoruba story about sharing, the tortoise appears as the clever trickster.
Re-told by Aaron Zerah

Zen Parables

Baby Snake in a Cup
A Zen parable for adults and children
By Rafe Martin and Manuela Soares

The Tigers and the Strawberry
A Zen parable for adults and children
By Rafe Martin and Manuela Soares

The Lion and The Tiger
A Zen parable for adults and children
By Rafe Martin and Manuela Soares

Zoroastrian Tale

Teaching Tales: Yima and the Terrible Winter
A Zoroastrian tale of how man's resourcefulness saved the world.
Re-told by Aaron Zerah

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