Enterprising Storybook 6: The Princess and the Pizza

A hilarious take on the traditional fairy tales. The story is a contemporary version of the eternal triangle –prince/princess/mean stepmother. This story covers spending decisions, short and long term goals that guide decision making and how entrepreneurs have good ideas and the drive to make their idea succeed.


Student learning 

  • When we make spending decisions, we need to differentiate between ‘needs’ and ‘wants'.
  • People and businesses often have short and long-term goals that guide their decision making. 
  • Entrepreneurs have good ideas and the drive to make their ideas succeed. 
  • Individuals and families choose to earn, spend and save their money in many ways. 
  • Items that are essential for our health and well-being are termed ‘needs.’
  • Non-essential items are termed ‘wants’.
  • The choices we make as individual’s impact on our wealth and well-being.
  • Activities and projects require financial resources, and these must be planned for.

Curriculum links

This unit of work relates to the following key competencies and values:
Thinking; Managing Self; Participating and Contributing; Respect; Innovation, Inquiry and Curiosity; Integrity. 

Enterprising Storybook 6: The Princess and the Pizza

  • Year 3-8
  • 1-5 hrs
  • English
    Mathematics and Statistics
    Social Sciences
  • Free to NZ Schools
  • Led by teachers
    Training Available
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Students taking part will

  • Describe the enterprising and entrepreneurial attributes that Paulina displayed in the story.
  • Differentiate between needs and wants.
  • Give examples of short-term, medium-term and long-term goals.
  • Describe different ways people acquire money, including earning it through work.
  • Give examples of financial risks, and ways these can be minimised. 

Download includes:

  • ESB6: The Princess and the Pizza