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The Ants

This is the story of the ants,
That all wore bright red underpants.
It all began one winter’s day,
When all the ants went out to play.
And after swinging on the swing,
They all came back in shivering.
“Oh no!” said one, “I think my bum,
Is frozen and completely numb,
From sitting on that icy swing,
We really need to do something!”

An ant swinging on a swing hanging off grass.

At this point all the ants began,
To try and hatch a cunning plan,
And save their teeny tiny rumps,
From getting little ant goose-bumps.
They sat there quiet for a while,
And then one ant began to smile,
“That’s it!” she cried, “we’ll make all ants,
A pair of bright red underpants,
To save us from a botty-sting,
While swinging on our lovely swing.”

Four ants in red pants and another ant shouts.

And that was really that my friends,
And where this anty story ends,
Except to say, those little ants,
Enjoyed their bright red underpants,
So very very much from then,
They never took them off again!

The End

Lots of ants stood in red underpants.

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Can you read this rhyme for free?

Yes! You can read this popular rhyming poem for free. We felt that there weren’t enough high quality stories and poems for kids that were free, so we decided to change that with the Sooper Books rhyming poems category.

Is there a version of this rhyme read aloud?

You can choose to experience this story read aloud or you can read it yourself.

Is this rhyming poem a bedtime story?

This rhyme is a great way to end the day for your little ones. It’s a short rhyming poem at just 2 minutes long - perfect for when you have little time or when they ask for “just one more, please!”

Why do we write bedtime stories for kids?

When we first decided to create a bedtime story for kids, we knew we wanted it to be fun, engaging and high quality.

We wanted Sooper Books to bring children's publishing into the 21st century. We strongly believe that nighttime stories for kids need to fit seamlessly into modern family lives which is why our free stories are all online.

It began when we started writing stories for our own family. Then our friends and wider families asked for copies and we started to share Sooper Books with other children.

At Sooper Books we write, curate and narrate stories for kids so they can enjoy the best quality content, enchanting stories and magical adventures. With our stories we work towards promoting a positive attitude to reading and instill a love of books in children from an early age.

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Our 5-10 minute online kids bedtime stories, fairy tales, funny rhymes and fables all come with award-winning audio.

From short stories for kids to multiple story episodes in our original series collections, our content is sure to make your little ones’ eyes sparkle with delight.

At Sooper Books, children can explore the magical world of fairies and witches, brave knights, talking animals and more. Our stories for kids feature an array of characters such as lovable princesses, funny frogs, gentle giants and wise wizards.

So whether you're specifically looking for a fairy tale or a rhyme, or maybe you just need some short bedtime stories for kids. Take the stress out of bedtime by reading one of our kids stories today!