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.
The activities in this guide focus on key financial concepts and how to integrate them into your work with children:
- Financial basics: building awareness of how to make choices
- Value: learning that things have different value
- Money basics: understanding what money is and what it’s for
- Spending, sharing, and saving: identifying different ways of using money
Consider printing, cutting out, and sharing the art with children for a fun coloring activity!
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.
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.
How to Talk to Kids During Tough Financial Times
An article about how and why to talk about money as a family even when financial times are tough.
You’re Doing Great! Financial Education for Families
An article about how to stay strong and connected as a family during tough financial times.