Lesson 1 Money Matters


Teaching Your Preschooler About Money

(Source: CUNA’s Thrive By Five)

Teach your preschooler the basic lessons about money with the Credit Union National Association’s Thrive by Five curriculum.

How can I teach my preschooler that when money is spent, it is gone?

¿Cómo le puedo eseñar a mi niño de edad preescolar que cuando el dinero se gasta, se acaba?

How can I teach my preschooler about using money to buy something?

¿Cómo le puedo eseñar a mi niño de edad preescolar a usar el dinero para comprar algo?


JA’s Dollars and $ense™

Junior Achievement’s Elementary School Program

JA Dollars and $ense teaches students about earning, spending, sharing, and saving money, and businesses they can start or jobs they can perform to earn money. The program includes six after-school, volunteer-led activities.

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Share Draft/Checking Account Basics

(Source: Credit Union National Association)

This 21-page series of worksheets explains the basics of a Savings Account and a Checking Account and provides exercises to help students understand the concepts.

Math and Taxes: A Pair to Count On

(Source: Money Math – Unit 3)

Designed for students in grades 6-8, this lesson plan explains the concepts of budgeting and saving money to make future purchases.

BizKids Financial Education Curriculum

Teachers, parents, credit union staff and volunteers can use the financial education curriculum below. The online curriculum includes instructions on how to teach Biz Kid$ lessons to children. Five core Biz Kid$ lesson plans in expanded formats in both English and Spanish are available. The curriculum can be downloaded, unzipped, and then burned to CD for distribution.



Your Financial Plan: Where It All Begins

(Source: NEFE Unit One)

Learn about the financial planning process and create your own personal financial plan.