Monkey and Two Cats

Monkey and Two Cats
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Moral of the story: When two quarrel the third one benefits.

10 minutes
24 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots


Once upon a time there lived two cats. The cats were always quarrelling over food. One day, they found a big piece of delicious chocolate cake. They both wanted to eat the cake all by themselves. The selfish cats never wanted to share.
A monkey was passing by and saw the whole scene. The monkey got a sneaky idea. He wanted to play a trick on the cats and eat all the cake himself. The monkey bought a weighing scale and told the cats that he would divide the cake equally so that both of them could eat the cake. The cats agreed to the monkey's sly plan. The monkey split the cake into two pieces. "Oh no" he said, "One is smaller and other is bigger. This is not fair at all." So the monkey took a bite from the bigger slice. However, now the bigger slice was smaller! Monkey went on and on taking bites of each piece until he had finished all of the cake. The poor cats looked at each other with sad faces. So just remember, when you quarrel, someone else will gain the benefit.

Discussion Questions
1. Describe the cats in the beginning of the story. How did their feelings change at the end?
2. Why is it important to share?
3. Can you think of a time when you shared with someone? How did it make you feel?

Developmental skills