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.
Developing financial skills is an important part of every child’s education. Every day, children are making choices and learning that people, things, and money have value — concepts that continue to form the foundation for understanding the importance of saving, spending, and sharing. You can enrich and expand these lifelong skills! In addition to trying the activities in this guide, you might:
Print and copy some of the activity pages and help kids complete them.
Print and copy the family letter and distribute to parents and caregivers.
Need It or Want It?
Help children understand the difference between needs and wants.
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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.