Lower Elementary
Business & Finance

Money, Money, Money!!!

Working with money requires a skill set everyone needs as they interact in the world. In order to master these skills, students need purposeful instruction aimed to lay a strong financial foundation at an early age. Use this collection to find a variety of instructional materials you can utilize in making money a fun and engaging topic for your students.
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Money, Money, Money!!!
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    This link has great ideas and resources to use for a unit on money. Some of the strategies include coin antennae, a hundred chart, and coin for the day. There are several free money games you can download and print too. There is a math literature connection and a variety of technology links devoted to money. Before you begin your unit on money, definitely check out this website first.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    With this link, students can practice counting money as they click and drag coins and bills to their board to match the value given. When their answer is correct, students earn a fish for their fish bowl. The game becomes increasingly harder as students move through the levels. While the beginner level allows students to count money using any combination of coins and bills, the expert level makes students use the least amount of coins and bills to get the desired value.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    Watch this fun instructional video embedded with rhyme and music as the basic coins are introduced. This is a music video you could play each day to begin your lesson as it's a way to quickly engage your students and get them excited about working with money. I'm sure students will be memorizing the song and repeating it in their head as they master the skill set involved with counting coins.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    It's never to early to start teaching children about financial concepts. Young children need to practice skills that will guide them to financial soundness in their future. Use this site to find money-related activities to help students plan and problem solve, stay focused, and save their money.
  • TreasuryDirect.gov

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    treasurydirect.gov
    treasurydirect.gov
    Kelly Flynn says:
    Use this U.S. Treasury website to teach students the basics about money and our economy. Geared for 5th-7th graders, this site offers lesson ideas, games, and videos to help in your planning. Some of the topics covered include, “What is debt?”, "The Basics of Treasury Securities", and “The Art of Bonds”.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    These resources provided by MyMoney.gov offer games, assignments, websites, and information about money for kids. There are links to sites covering a range of topics including how to save money, how you should when you are shopping, and how to budget so you’ll have money when you need it.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    As the title of this resource says, this is a place for students to have fun while improving their skill set needed for money mastery. There are a variety of games available here geared toward different age groups and audiences. These games would work well assigned to math center time as students can work independently in playing each of the games. They could also work in pairs if necessary.
  • Biz Kids

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    bizkids.com
    bizkids.com
    Kelly Flynn says:
    Biz Kid$ is a website designed to teach children (ages 6-12) to be savvy with their money and their spending. There are video clips available here as well as games, a blog, a newsletter and links to other pages with materials and games to enjoy. This resource is a 'must have' if you're teaching kids to be smart money managers.