Three Jars

A printable activity to help kids learn about spending, sharing, and saving.

Print out these labels. Invite children to color them in and decorate them. Then: 

  • Talk with kids about “Spending,” “Sharing,” and “Saving.” Find jars to place the labels on and have kids color and decorate the jars. 
  • Ask kids about things they want. Discuss how much each item or activity would cost. 
  • When they receive money, whether as an allowance or gift, decide together how much to put in each jar. 
  • Over time, talk about the progress children are making toward their spending, sharing, and saving goals.