Collection: Enterprising Storybooks

Enterprising Storybook 1: The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley

A fun story about the differences between needs and wants and their link to a happy life.

  • Year 4-6
  • 1-5 hrs
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ Schools

Enterprising Storybook 2: Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent

Hubert's parents are financially incompetent so Hubert and his friend use their enterprising attributes and skills to try and save the family from financial ruin. Engage your students with this fantastic story and series of activities exploring financial risk, bad debt from consumer spending, building wealth, minimising loss and personal values. 

  • Year 4-8
  • 1-5 hrs
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ Schools

Enterprising Storybook 3: Let's Make Mud

Everyone loves to make mud! With limited resources students come up with many imaginative things to make with mud. The story is suitable for younger students. Link to De Bono's thinking hats and follow up with a practical activity in your class using playdough or lego. 

  • Year 4-6
  • 1 hr
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ Schools

Enterprising Storybook 4: The Lorax

This Dr Seuss classic is filled with lessons relating to society, values, laws, economics, choices and natural resources. Dive in and engage your students with rich discussion and group activities. 

 

  • Year 4-8
  • 1-5 hrs
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ Schools

Enterprising Storybook 5: A New Coat for Anna

A New Coat for Anna introduces bartering as a form of value exchange between two people. It explores what we do for financial rewards and what we do voluntarily for others. 

 

  • Year 4-8
  • 1-5 hrs
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ Schools

Enterprising Storybook 6: The Princess and the Pizza

In this Enterprising Story and follow-up activities, students learn about the differences between needs and wants and use critical thinking to assess their enterprising ideas. Link in De Bono's Six Thinking Hats and even organise your own enterprising pizza lunch for your class! 

  • Year 3-8
  • 1-5 hrs
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ Schools

Enterprising Storybook 7: Weslandia

Starting an imaginary civilisation from scratch helps you get back to basics and understand how and why our society have grown crops, traded skills, developed number systems etc. After exploring a range of interesting questions, students assess human resources and start their own imaginary civilisation. 

  • Year 4-8
  • 1-5 hours
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ Schools

Enterprising Storybook 8: Little Yellow Digger

Escalating problems from making several poor decisions can happen to anyone. Stepping back to take in the big picture and innovating new ways around problems can avoid problems escalating out of control. Mapping how we make decisions and assessing our options is a great skill your students can learn from this unit of work. 

  • Year 2-6
  • 1-5 hours
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ Schools