Elementary school students learning financial literacy

Elementary School Lessons

Elementary School Financial Education

Introduce your students to the basics of money and personal finance! This elementary school financial education program includes all the materials you need to teach kids about money.

Modules include worksheets and instructions for teaching online or in the classroom. And all the lesson plans comply with Oregon State Standards.

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Financial literacy for kids - elementary school lesson about what money is

Module 1: Money – What Is It?

Students will look at all the coins that are part of the U.S. currency and learn what each is worth. Lesson includes flash cards, a PowerPoint about the history of money, and a song about coins. Check out a fun video of kids singing the song here.

Elementary school financial education lesson plan about earning money

Module 2: Earning

How can you earn money? Even as a young person you can be creative to help around the house or neighborhood (in safe ways). This interactive lesson includes a Shark Tank exercise and can span the elementary grade levels through middle school.

Elementary school financial education lesson about spending wisely

Module 3: Spending

Students will learn the different types of spending (and saving!), the value of their money, and how to keep track of spending. This module includes an interactive Price is Right game, which gives students the chance to have fun and wear costumes as contestants!

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