It’s Not Magic, It’s You! Short Kids Story

magical short kids stories

Do you believe in magic? Well, I don’t, but my little girl does, so much so that she emotionally blackmailed me all the way to accept there is magic around us!

Giving it a second thought I agreed and solemnly swear that, yes! there is magic around us.

We started our evening walk when she told me a story about ‘a dog and the moon‘. (did I tell you she creates amazing stories, some weird and a few astonishingly wonderful) So, the story goes like this –

Dog and the moon were lonely, they stay awake in the dark nights to keep each others company and happy at their respective places. The dog lived at the far end of the street and had no friends, and Moon, well we all know it’s up there (alone) shining all the time.

One day, the dog was very hungry and kept crying (howling) throughout the night. Moon was also not feeling very well that day, he had a headache (like you Mumma, in her words). His head was throbbing listening to the loud howling from the dog, angrily he told the dog to be quiet!

This surprised the dog and he asked the moon to give him some food. ‘Once my tummy will be full, I won’t make any noise’, replied the dog. Moon was very irritated and said, ‘why don’t you eat my head, it is useless anyway‘.

The dog was so hungry that he jumped high and ate the moon’s head! You know, that’s why we have a crescent moon.

This bewildered me, and I told her, this is not true! ‘The crescent moon is because of the various phases of the moon, isn’t it? We have studied that in school last year‘.

Without giving any ado to my question, she continued with her story.

So, after the dog ate the moon’s head, his tummy started getting jiggly-jelly and he puked the moon’s head out. That’s why we have a full moon.

I couldn’t hold my curiosity anymore and asked her if she has totally forgotten how the moon’s phases work?

‘Mom, I know and remember the phases of the moon – but the little kids may not understand if we tell them just the names of these phases. Waning crescent, waxing crescent, first quarter, third quarter, waning gibbous, waxing gibbous, full moon, etc are too tough for kids to learn.’

She added further, ‘when I will become a teacher, this is how I will teach my students! with the help of this kids short stories’.

Now, imagine my beaming proud face! As a parent and educator, I also believe in concept-based learning, but this is an absolutely different level of evolved thought-process. She is just eight and thinking of exploring ways to make concepts easy to understand.

So, now I ask you this question – Do you believe in magic? Yes, I do and the magic is in You!

I am journaling this post as ‘mom-daughter conversation during the evening walks’. Memories that will bring smiles to our faces tomorrow! Thank you for reading, and don’t forget to answer the question – Do You Believe in Magic in the comments below.

I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s  #MyFriendAlexa. My blog’s Alexa global rank is 107,844 as of 25/10/2020!

Read previous blogging challenge post here.


© Dipika Singh. Unauthorized use or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Dipika Singh (Gleefulblogger). With the right and specific direction to the original content.

 1,822 total views,  3 views today


  1. This is the question my daughter asks me almost every day. And no matter why I reply with a YES..
    Somehow somewhere I do believe in case of kids there does exist some magic. ..

    1. Hahahah after all they are BFFs 😉

  2. Lovely post. Loved the concept

  3. What a lovely story. Dog ate the moons head! haha.nice

  4. Moon has always been fascinating

  5. Absolutely brilliant… Lots of hugs and kisses you your little angle… I agree the things which we search outside is actually within each of us.. It’s just that we need to explore and broden our horizon more.

  6. Kids have the most fascinating ways to tell tales!

  7. Lovely tale by your daughter , honestly I enjoy listening such from kids 🙂
    A different level of imagination .

  8. Lovely story and kudos that she weaves such magical stories to cherish. I do believe in magic in each of us and surely loved the imaginative magic in your kiddo. #PraGunReads #MyFriendAlexa #Blogchatter

  9. She’s certainly imaginative and that’s a wonderful way to learn – through fun stories like this one!

  10. Absolutely I believe in magic around us. And I loved her thought process.

  11. Creativity is really impressive these days in kids… I could relate to my son using Atta instead of clay to make small pots and utensils and plates he started recording it so it could be helpful to others who want to make similar designs and paint it… Just look at the kids and fee proud at times

  12. Thats a beautiful tale by your daughter… loved reading the post

  13. Yes I believe in magic and that’s a lovely story. #tmmreads

  14. I believe too like you that the magic lies within us. Life has its own ways of killing it, however.

  15. Oh my gosh, she has a brilliant way of telling stories. Wish we were taught like that too.

  16. Trust me…I liked her version of dog and moon more than real scientific theories!!

  17. Hey dipika the moon and dog story was simply super and funny too #MyFriendAlexa

  18. Your daughter is super cute ❤️ lovely post

  19. This is such a cute story. I could image her expressions while narrating this. Loved the reasoning behind the crescent and full moon. And yes, you should be proud of your princess. She is visualizing her future self. lovely. I believe miracle Dipika. And I feel magic is within us. Every moment, every minute.

  20. My my, Kavya is the living embodiment of Rancho from 3 Idiots! Such an interesting approach with a cute story and real characters. Give her a pat on the back and a big hug for me!

  21. I think more than magic, I tell my kids that it’s God doing miracles. I want them to believe and learn how to appreciate things and be thankful for things that they have in life.

  22. I mean they do create stories with magic in them and it’s fine. And it’s super cute. Their innocence shows here.

  23. This is such a lovely story. Magic should in everyone’s heart. I love the innocence here. ALways be thankful in life.

  24. Your daughter is truly creative and imaginative. Hope it stays that way always! God bless her!
    Yes, agree that the magic is in YOU!

  25. Wow that’s awesome, I am really amazed to see how kids live in their own world and create some interesting stories. Adya use to do same now and it’s really nice to hear such stories from them.

  26. Kids are blessed with the power of imagination. As parents we must encourage it. Stories can teach tough concepts with an ease and thats magic for sure.

  27. Aww loved it totally. First I really like the concept of journalling the conversation of you and your girl while walk. In fact last few days I was thinking to plan something like that. I really admire the creativity and intelligence of little one. Indeed future generations think way ahead than my place whenever I teach something my little the end I learn something instead of teaching.

  28. Thats such a beautiful story. He has broken it down so well. The way problem solving skills have manifested in her story, i am in awe. And one proud mother you must be.

  29. That is such a beautiful story Dipika. It beautiful how we moms lget to learn so much from the kids. I totally believe in magic, but the magic that we have within. This magic is often underestimated ,but with some mindfulness we can learn to recognise and celebrate it.

  30. The kids are lucky to have such a creative mom! I lo ved the story! So cute and imaginative! Concept based learning is always better!

    1. Thank you, glad you like it Shweta!

  31. Awesome story .. childs mind is filled with awesome creative ideas and I also believe in magic because I see it In my kids. Their vivid imagination and the ability to make a thing out of no where is awesome. Kudos to your daughter for this story.

  32. Yes..I too believe in magic and your story is absolutely believable 😊 Enjoyed the moon being eaten and the regurgitated

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: