Welcome back to another week of the Love to Learn Linky! This week we are featuring 35 fun ways to teach kids about MONEY! We’ve got activities to help kids become familiar with the purpose and value of money, mathematical activities with money, and tons of suggestions for helping kids start to learn to manage money!
After hearing parenting expert Barbara Coloroso talk about the importance of teaching kids to become responsible for themselves and their money from a young age, I decided I wanted to get an allowance started for my 3 year old son, Onetime.
That being said, I didn’t know where to begin! All I knew was that I wanted the money to be given free from obligation. In other words, I didn’t want it to be attached to completing chores or tasks, but rather instead for the sole purpose of learning how to manage money.
So – I did my research and have compiled an amazing list of resources from parents who have already been there. I hope you enjoy reading through these ideas as much as I did on your route to raising money-smart kids!
Activities for Learning About The Purpose and Value of Money
The post Kids and Money: It’s All About Respect from Kids Activities Blog is the perfect place to start when thinking about how you are going to approach the topic of money with your kids.
Tips on Talking to Your Kids About Money from Kiddy Charts also has a great post with things to think about right from the start.
This Preschool Money Games post includes a fun idea for a pretend play restaurant from Nate and Rachael.
Teaching Children the Value of Money from Childhood 101.
Kids can Learn About Money through pretend bakery play from No Time For Flashcards.
Find some great everyday teaching suggestions in 10 Ways to Teach Kids About Money from Pragmatic Mom.
Help your kids learn to sort and identify the different coins using this fun sorting activity that also helps teach beginning letter sounds from Buggy and Buddy.
This simple Coin Toss Game from Kids Activities Blog is a great way to introduce coin names and can be adapted for different ages.
Montessori Inspired Activities for Teaching About Money from Living Montessori Now has a fun activity that gets kids looking closely at coins and bills while doing a bit of science!
Mathematical Activities with Money
Simple Money Sorting ideas from What We Do All Day.
The Measured Mom has tons of activities to help kids learn about Money.
Check out this Simple Coin Math Lesson for a way to help your child sort and count money from East Coast Mommy.
Use this Dollar Tree activity with kids to help them understand how many quarters are in a dollar, etc. from School Time Snippets.
Use Wikki Stix to teach a variety of money concepts from the Wikki Stix Blog.
Sing the 5 Currents Bun Song and make an adorable craft and large coins to go along with it from My Little 3 and Me.
Find this neat Coin Sorter Game activity for helping kids identify the value of coins while they sort from P is for Preschooler.
Helping Kids Learn to Manage Money
Teaching About Money and Savings from Crafty Moms Share.
Spend/Save/Give Money Jars from Teach Mama.
Read about the ups and downs of allowing kids to Manage [their own] Money from Kids Activities Blog.
Thinking of starting an allowance? Check out these tips at Saving Up: Children and Allowance from What We Do All Day.
Try this Get Well Store coin matching activity that’s a part of a Montessori unit on The Immune System and Personal Hygiene from Every Star is Different.
Help your child make a Money Bank with instructions from BPhoto Art.
Or make some cool Mason Jar Superhero Banks from Fireflies and Mud Pies.
Money Management skills from Mama Smiles Blog has important things to consider when helping kids learn to manage money. I especially like the part about being honest with kids.
DIY Money Buckets from Meaningful Mama discusses a way to start introducing the idea of taxes to young children as well as shows you how to make some adorable money management “buckets” with your kids.
That’s it for today’s money resources. I’d love to hear what you think about these ideas and if you have any kind of system that works well for your kids. Leave a comment below!
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