The ant and the grass hopper story and exercise
In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great effort an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
"Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling away?" "I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same." "Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; "we have got plenty of food at present."
But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing, every day, corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.
Then the Grasshopper knew.
The moral of the story: work today and you can reap the benefits tomorrow!
Questions about the story
What was the grass hopper doing one summers day?
What was the ant doing?
What did the grasshopper want the ant to do?
Why did the ant say no?
Did the grass hopper agree?
When winter came did the grass hopper have plenty of food?
What was the ant doing in the winter time?
Do you agree with the moral?
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