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 Providers: Spending, Sharing, and Saving
Help kids learn the value of money when they spend, share, and save.
Learn how you can answer kids’ questions about money.
V Is for Value
Learn how to explore the meaning of value with children.
Learn the importance of talking about choices with children and how it relates to financial decision-making down the road.
Guest Post: Helping your child’s money skills grow
Learn ways to start your children’s financial futures off strong
Building Financial Skills in the Classroom
These classroom activities emphasize the key financial concepts of choices, value, and financial literacy skills: spending, saving, and sharing.
Need It or Want It?
Help children understand the difference between needs and wants.