Kids will learn about money quickly if you make it real to them. This gallery is packed with ideas to make money real to your kids - by helping them budget their allowance, deposit their allowance in a checking account with the Bank Of Mom And Dad, and more.
Here's an online game where kids learn to count money. Kids play a game of "memory" where they have to match pictures of notes and coins with dollar amounts. There are seven different currencies to choose from.
Monopoly is the classic money and trading game, but it's a bit too tough for kids just learning about counting cash. Junior Monopoly is more their style. This review of Junior Monopoly has tips for making the game into a powerful and fun money math lesson.
If your kids are handling their own money (and they should be), they'll need somewhere safe to carry it around. Here's an idea for a creative and unique wallet you can make out of a used drink carton!
Here's a second do-it-yourself wallet - much cooler, but more work than the drink carton wallet. If you're up for a challenge, get your glue gun and sewing machine ready, and make some Monster Zipper Cuff wallets!
Your child won't be carrying all their money everywhere. If it's not deposited with the Bank Of Mom And Dad, they'll need a safe place at home to keep it. Perhaps this Money Bin moneybox will inspire your son or daughter to work as hard as the World's Richest Duck.
Teaching Kids About Money
Money Memory Game
Drink Box Wallet
Monster Zipper Wallet Cuffs
Uncle Scrooge's Money Bin Moneybox
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