For Providers: Spending, Sharing, and Saving

Help kids learn the value of money when they spend, share, and save.

In this workshop, help kids learn about three money basics: spending, sharing, and saving. 

  1. Explain that kids can learn financial basics and that these skills will help them in the future. 
  2. Show kids and parents the video and observe how each child describes spending, sharing, and saving. Listen to each child talk through the decision-making process and how each choice has value. 
  3. Distribute copies of the “Three Jars” printable for families. 
  4. Post a sheet of chart paper draw a chart with columns indicating “Spend,” “Share,” and “Save”. Invite parents and kids to share their own examples of how they spend, share, and save in their own families. Write down their responses on the chart. 
  5. Invite families to prepare their own “Spending,” “Sharing,” and “Saving” jars at home.