Level 1 (Pre-K - Grade 2)

In Level 1, lower-elementary students learn what money is and how it can be used.

Kickoff Video - Introduce the Financial Literacy Program to students and help motivate them to learn more!

Lesson 1: Understanding My Money 

Children learn about the history of money, the purposes of money and the forms of money.

Reproducible: Trading Cards
Reproducible: Let's Go Shopping!
Reproducible: Before Money
Reproducible: Can You Buy It?
Reproducible: Money Flash Cards
 

Lesson 2: Getting My Money

In this lesson, participants will learn about money gifts, allowances, age-appropriate ways of earning money and wise borrowing.

Reproducible: Earning Money
Reproducible: Should I Borrow Money?
 

Lesson 3: Saving My Money

This lesson covers responsibility with money and compares saving money at home and saving money at a bank.  

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 4: Sharing My Money

This lesson focuses on characteristics of charitable organizations, common guidelines for charitable giving, when and when not to loan money, and gift-giving.

Reproducible: Kids Can Help! 
Reproducible: Make a Difference!
 

Lesson 5: Spending My Money

Through this lesson, children will learn the definition of producer and consumer, the difference between a good and a service, the difference between needs and wants, and how to make good buying decisions.

Reproducible: Needs and Wants
Reproducible: Wants
Reproducible: Needs
Reproducible: Be a Wise Consumer!