Things We Value
Begin learning the financial concept of value by matching each Sesame friend to the treasure they value most.
Print out this matching activity and ask children to identify which items are special to each Sesame friend. Encourage kids to talk about people who are special to them, such as friends and family members. Ask what they think is special to each person. Share a story about something that is special to you and explain why. Then ask kids what is special to them and why! This is a simple way to help kids start thinking about how things have value. Value relates to how much things cost and how much people are willing to pay for them.
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.
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.
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Learn ways to start your children’s financial futures off strong
Need It or Want It?
Help children understand the difference between needs and wants.