A Bedtime Story for Kids - The Little Fir Tree Story

Introduction to the Tree Story

"The Little Fir Tree" is about a dejected little fir tree and her wishes. One day a magician was returning home. Suddenly, it began to rain heavily. So, he looked for shelter and saw a little fir tree and ran there and took shelter. When the rain stopped, he was about to leave. He thanked the fir tree and granted 4 wishes. Read the article to know what happened next.


The Little Fir Tree


The Little Fir Tree


The Story

Once a magician was returning home and all of a sudden, it began to rain heavily. So, he looked for shelter and saw a little fir tree nearby. He ran there for shelter. Soon it stopped raining. The magician said to the tree, "Thank you! You have been very kind to me. So, I would like to give you something. Tell me any of your four wishes, and I will fulfil them", said the magician. The little fir tree became unhappy because it had needle-like leaves; no birds ever made their nests on it. The little fir tree wanted green leaves. The next morning, its wish was granted. Soon a goat came alongside and ate all of the green leaves. Then, the tree wanted to have gold leaves. The next morning, when the little fir tree woke up, it was surprised to see the gold leaves. But a man came and stole all of its golden leaves. 


Next the tree wanted to have glass leaves, the same way it was granted. The tree became happy as no goat could consume it or no person could steal it. But at night time, the wind blew and glass leaves broke. So, the tree desired for its needle-like leaves back, so the tree went to sleep. When it woke up the next morning, it had all its needle-like leaves back again. The little fir tree became happy.


From the above text, we can conclude that we should be happy with what we have.

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FAQs on A Bedtime Story for Kids - The Little Fir Tree Story

1. What is the moral of the story of the little fir tree?

The story teaches a lesson about how we look at ourselves. We should not be greedy and be happy with what we have and cherish every moment. Despite having qualities, the tree was not happy with what it has and what it is, the fir tree wants more. We should accept reality.

2. What are the four wishes of the little fir tree?

The magician granted four wishes of the little fir tree. The tree wanted to have green leaves but goats eat the leaves, then it wished for golden leaves as its second wish, however, a man came and stole the golden leaves. The tree then turned into a glass tree, but all the glass leaves broke when the wind blew. So, lastly, it wanted its needle-like leaves back again. 

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