PSHE Stories


PSHE Stories


PSHE Stories

Butterfly Stories – Life Lessons (PSHE) Each around 5 – 10 minutes reading time. This does not include the discussion/question and answer session which could easily round each up to a 15 – 20 minute session.

  1. How the Butterfly Lost his Bad Temper
  2. How the Butterfly Lost her Dissatisfaction
  3. How the Butterfly Lost his Vanity
  4. How the Butterfly Learned to Fly
  5. How the Butterfly Learned to Fly Higher

The life lessons for each of these is as follows:

  1. Appreciate what you have
  2. Stop ‘wanting’/looking for more
  3. Recognising that external beauty is not everything
  4. Just do it!
  5. The importance of striving/realising your potential

Five guided reading scripts based on these stories are also available for purchase – either separately or as part of a combined package.

butterflys Sample Text:

From How the Butterfly Lost his Bad Temper

The bad-tempered butterfly, never one to beat about the bush, demanded ‘Yes? Come on! What is it I have? Or shall I spell it out to you, save us all a lot of time? I look at you, oh dull and heavy creature – condemned to a life of sliding along the earth, never rising so much as a millimetre off the ground. And then I look at me!  I can fly amongst the highest plants, sample the sweetest nectar; rejoice in the sun’s rays, highlighting each and every one of my own glorious colours!’

At which point that bad-tempered butterfly paused, quite suddenly; and didn’t move an inch – something unheard of for him.

And then, just as suddenly, that bad-tempered butterfly let out a great cry of joy, followed by these words.

‘Wow! My life is indeed amazing! I can fly! I have sunshine in my wings! I ..’

But at that point the bad-tempered butterfly’s expression changed from total delight to …. Well, something closely akin to sadness.

‘Forgive me. I can’t help but look at you and think – you have, well, nothing’.

At which the snail grinned broadly – from one side of his little grey head to the other.

‘On the contrary! I have everything. You see, my happiness lies on the inside, observing what is on the outside. I look at you and I see an awesome creature – one of the planet’s most beautiful. But does that make me feel inferior and sad? On the contrary! I rejoice that I am lucky enough to behold such beauty.’


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