We were at The Painted Desert in Arizona, and I came across our friend here. He looked deep in thought, studying his claws intently. It is almost as if he was thinking.....
And here is a good moral story about a thirsty raven. Maybe you can read it to your children when they get discouraged about a problem they need to solve.
One hot day a thirsty raven flew all over the fields looking for water. For a long time he could not find any. He felt very weak, almost lost all hope. Suddenly he saw a water jug below the tree. He flew straight down to see if there was any water inside. Yes, he could see some water inside the jug.
The raven tried to push his head into the jug but sadly, he found that the neck of the jug was too narrow. Then he tried to push the jug to tilt for the water to flow out, but the jug was too heavy.
The raven thought hard for a while. Then, looking around it, he saw some pebbles. He suddenly had a good idea. He started picking up the pebbles one by one, dropping each into the jug. As more and more pebbles filled the jug, the water level kept rising. Soon it was high enough for the raven to drink. His plan had worked.
The moral is, think and work hard, you may find the solution to any problem.