English KS1/KS2: Aesop's Fables - 13. The Ant and the Grasshopper


A grasshopper lazes around in the sunshine, eating and playing music with its wings. It makes fun of a passing ant for working so hard, dragging food back to its nest. The ant is preparing for winter, but the grasshopper can’t be bothered to do that kind of work.

When the winter comes, the grasshopper is starving. Coming across the ant, he asks for something to eat. Remembering the grass- hopper’s jibes during the summer, the ant refuses and hurries back to its nest.

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