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Economics for Children

Teaching Children About Money

Money, everyone needs to understand money and finances. Help your children understand currency, the history of currency, and how to manage finances with these resources. Combine the resources for a unit study to help your child understand the meaning and effects of economics.

A2Z Articles

Bean Counting…Another Garden Metaphor
We’ve all heard the nickname bean counters for accountants, bookkeepers, CPA’s. I have found in my many years of working with people and their money, that they often just need a nudge to stop and look at their situations a little deeper. By Elisabeth Donati.

Teaching Your Kids About Money
Make financial goal setting and budgeting a family affair. If everyone in the family agrees on a goal, it’s easier for the whole family to do what it takes to meet that goal. By Elisabeth Donati.

Money Matters
Learn to make change, run a lemonade stand, or invest your hard earned money.

Other Resources

The Basics of Building Credit
Learn about the different aspects of building credit and credit card ownership. Recommended for ages of 6-18. This also includes a series of worksheets by grade level and answer guides to print out for free.

Be Your Own Boss
What does it take to be your own boss? Do you think it would be great to run your own business?  Take the Entrepreneur Challenge, a set of questions that will get you thinking about what’s involved and learn more about what being your own boss means!

Books to Encourage Your Homeschool Entrepreneur
Help your homeschooler think about what it takes to become an entrepreneur. Use these books to help children understand the basic of building their own business and manage the money involved with that!

Economic Classroom Kits from FEE
This free classroom kit comes in sets of 50. They include 50 copies of each iconic book, along with digital lesson plans and study guides for each book (sent via email).  Would be great for a homeschool group or co-op!

EconEdLink
A program of the National Council on Economic Education. Centered on curriculum standards and based on the essential principles of economics, EconEdLink provides a premier source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students.

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by Elena Fernandez Prados
Read Inside
An original and entertaining introduction to economics. This collection of stories from around the world provides an overview of economics 101 in a simple and appealing way which can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

Economics – Lessons, Overviews, Units
Mr Donn offers lots of free worksheets to help children learn about economics.

EdEcWeb
Students at all levels get excited about using the web and can benefit from using the web for up-to-date information.

Elementary Economics Lessons
This category includes elementary economic material for primary education, kindergarten through 6th grade. These lessons, lesson plans, and worksheets will introduce your students to consumer economics and very basic principles while reinforcing other basic skills such as money recognition and basic math.

Entrepreneurial Ideas for Homeschool Kids
Teach your kids how to manage money but making money! Get ideas for child run businesses from Homeschool.com.

Foundation for Economic Education Online Courses
Free online courses from the Foundation of Economic Education. FEE offers in-person workshops, online courses, and provides free resources. Their courses empower students to use the entrepreneurial mindset and economic way of thinking to improve their daily lives.

Fun Family Finances
Learn more about how money is used in the home with these suggestions and information from Scholastic!

H.I.P. Pocket Change Kids Site
Learn about U.S. coins through games and activities from the U.S. Mint.

Kid-friendly Economics Activities
A Pinterest board with fun activities and lessons for parents and teachers to use.

Money Games
Practice money terms with these free fun games from Learning Games for Kids.

Social Studies for Kids
A want is something you could have, and a need is something you have to have. Sounds simple, right? Sometimes, it’s not that easy.

U.S. Currency Education Program
Free educational and training resources from the U.S. Currency Education Program

U.S. Department of Treasury Lesson Plans
Lessons and activities for coins, the printing of currency, personal finances, and financial literacy.

 

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