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.