A Birthday Gift for Elmo
Children learn about earning, spending, and saving money in this printable story that they can read and color.
Read this story with kids and talk about how Cookie Monster makes choices about earning and spending money. Cookie Monster had been saving his money to use on something special. Ask: What did Cookie Monster want to buy? Did he have enough money? What did he do? Talk with children about the value of saving money and explain that saving money lets you buy things you really want at a later time.
For Me, For You, For Later: Family Spending, Sharing, and Saving
A guide with resources, activities, and tips on how and why to start children’s financial education early and how to talk to children during tough financial times.
You’re Doing Great! Financial Education for Families
An article about how to stay strong and connected as a family during tough financial times.
Making a Spending Plan Together
Watch Cookie Monster learn about making a plan.
Elmo’s Spend, Share, and Save Jars
Watch Elmo and Abby learn financial education basics.
Wants and Needs with Bert and Ernie: Financial Education for Kids
Watch Bert help Ernie learn the difference between wants and needs.
For Me, For You, For Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving—Educator Guide
A guide with resources, activities, and tips for educators on bringing financial literacy into the classroom.
For Me, For You, For Later
An interactive guide for educators to teach financial education concepts and skills to young children.