It was summertime, and the days were warm and bright. The fields were filled with insects. A grasshopper was hopping about the field. He saw a line of ants passing by. The ants were carrying seeds. The grasshopper said, "Come play with me. Let's have some fun!"
But the busy ants kept moving as they called out to him, "We can't stop now. Work must be done!"
Every day, the grasshopper spent his time hopping along and singing. And everyday he saw the ants carrying seeds to their nest.
One day the grasshopper asked an ant, "Why are you working so hard? You could be playing in the warm sun."
"I am helping to store food for the winter,"said the ant, "I think you should do the same."
"Why bother," said the grasshopper as he hopped away to play. "There is plenty of food to eat."
When winter came, The ants were never hungry. They ate the food they had stored during the summer. But the poor grasshopper could find nothing to eat. "Now I see why the ants worked so hard," cried the grasshopper.
"When you have a lot, you should save some for later."
When you have a lot, you should save some for later.