Teaching your kids about honesty and the importance of not telling a lie is essential and so important. The Lie Monster is a colorful and engaging story that you can print out at home and tell your kids tonight! It’s also perfect for teachers to share with their students.
The Lie Monster is a story that I heard years ago as a child. However, after searching high and low online, I couldn’t find it anywhere. So, I decided to create my own version. You can purchase and print my downloadable PDF of this story at the bottom of this blog post.
This story is about a little boy who tells a tiny lie that gets bigger and bigger throughout the day. His lie is like a monster following him around and the more he lies, the bigger the monster gets. It’s a great story about making honest decisions throughout the day.
It’s a great way to illustrate the ugly reality when you tell a lie and how it makes you feel inside. Check out this video of me telling the story of The Lie Monster:
The great thing about this story is that you can cater it to your specific needs. It doesn’t have to be about Jonny. It can be about anyone who encounters trouble with lying. Get creative. The point is to help your kids understand the importance of honesty and the different outcomes that result from being honest or dishonest.
Get started with the Lie Monster
Although it may seems self explanatory, I’ll give you the run down. Print this printable story below, cut out the individual pieces on the first two pages and then read the story. Lay out the individual pieces of the story as they are indicated as you are reading the story. If you don’t have a felt board, you can always just tape the pieces to the wall or just lay them on the ground and let your kids gather close.
Other stories about values
I hope you enjoy this story. Click on the link below to download, print and share with your kids and or students.
Click here to download the Printable Lie Monster PDF .
Here’s some links to other stories that teach good values.
What other stories do you recommend for kids to teach them about values? Leave your comments below.
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