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Elementary School Resources for Teaching Students at Home

It's never too early to start teaching your children the basics of money management beginning with elementary school. Find resources from personal finance curriculum to games to teach your young child about the basics of saving and the difference between wants and needs.

Ages 4–10

Young children can learn the basics of money, such as differentiating coins and understanding how to put some funds aside. Here are four basic money management concepts for young children:

  • Knowing the difference in appearance and value between coins and bills
  • Putting money aside to save for later
  • Understanding the value of earning money by completing tasks
  • Comprehending the difference between wants and needs

Cash Puzzler
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Cash Puzzler

Put the pieces of the puzzle back together to complete the image of a dollar bill. Choose between puzzles and learn fun facts about money.

"The Practical Money Skills for Life site is a perfect resource for enhancing and supporting the Personal Financial curriculum at our school."

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Cindy Talley

Filmore Central High School
Geneva, NE