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Lesson Ideas For Teaching Money

February 26th, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Homeschool | Lesson Ideas | unschool

Alex is becoming very interested in money.  Alex has been learning place value for a few months now so I am sure that he will learn about money with ease.  We have had fun learning about money using videos, books, and several fun activities.

He ‘shops’ Legos all day long asking how much each one costs.  I decided this is a perfect time to teach him about money.

We started with this catchy song that tells the worth of each coin:

This video doesn’t discuss value but helps a child distinguish between the coins:

First we emptied his piggy bank into a baggie and headed to the bank.  He poured his money into the change counting machine and was asked to guess how much he had.  Amazingly he was only 91 cents off so he received a $2.00 bonus!  We headed to the toy store where he bought his own Lego camper. Now that his bank is empty he is anxious to earn more.

We read these two books about money:

and

Here are some of the FREE online activities that we worked on…

Money Coloring Pages  – Great for preschool, I will use this for Ava.

photo credit:  Money Instructor

photo credit: Money Instructor

This worksheet really helped Alex understand how many coins equal one dollar.  You can print it here.:

Money Worksheet

A nice money poem and activities over at Under the Big Top.

photo credit:  Under The Big Top

photo credit: Under The Big Top

A fun Coin Recognition Game from Growing Kinders.

photo credit:  Growing Kinders

photo credit: Growing Kinders

Another Fun Money Game over at Mrs. Prince & Co.

photo credit:  Mrs. Prince & Co.

photo credit: Mrs. Prince & Co.

Financial Education Clearinghouse offers several online games that help teach money

Money activities & strategies over at Math Wire.

To see a list of all of our lessons (with links) please click here.

Fun & Free Ways to Teach Kids About Money

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