Teaching Money Lesson Plans

Teaching Money Lesson Plans and Personal Finance Lessons

Introduction to Money Lesson Plan LESSON 1:

An introduction to money lesson plan: What is money, how do you get it, and what do you use it for. This lesson is a good introduction to the concept of money.

Lesson Vocabulary Worksheets:

Write A Sentence

 Missing Letter


  * Vocabulary Matching

  * Vocabulary Multiple Choice


Savng Money Lesson Plan LESSON 2:

This is a lesson about saving, why we save, and the different ways to save. Teach a lesson on saving money


Students enjoy learning about money and doing "grown up" activities. This lesson plan teaches students about checking while reinforcing basic math skills.

This lesson teaches students about the difference between spending, saving, and sharing while setting goals.

See our lessons page for additional lessons and lesson plans which may be found throughout our various money lesson categories, including:

Counting Money  These lessons and printable worksheets will help your students master concepts of counting money with coins, whether they are just beginning to learn to count coins, or if they need additional practice.


Making Change One of the most difficult and basic money skills is understanding how to make change, and knowing how much change you will receive when purchasing an item or items.  Use these worksheets to help your students learn how to make change.


Earning Money Teach and learn about earning money.


Spending Money  Students practice their spending money skills by using these worksheets and lessons.  Spending money is an interesting topic to use while reinforcing students' basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and other skills such as reading comprehension. Also Learn consumer math skills.


Checking, Check Writing, Checkbook Learn how to write a check, make checking account deposits and withdrawals, and manage and balance your checkbook with your monthly bank checking account statement.  Worksheets, lessons, and exercises are appropriate for both students involved in learning the basics about checking, as well as those looking to practice basic math (addition and subtraction) and problem solving skills.


Budgeting Use these printable budget worksheets and budgeting lessons to teach real life basic budget concepts, an important fundamental money skill.  Budget lesson plans and worksheets for teaching budgeting and consumer math skills.


Investing  Lessons and worksheets for teaching and understanding basic investing and financial concepts.   Personal finance, Money management, Investment education resources.

Economics Lesson Plans   Here we include lessons and worksheets for teaching and understanding basic finance and economic concepts. Including time value of money, compound interest, supply and demand, and inflation.  Introduce your students to very basic economic principles, while reinforcing other basic skills such as money recognition and math. Elementary topics also include what money is, where it comes from, and what we do with it.  Earning money, spending money, and saving money.  With the following lessons, and your review, students should understand goods and services, needs and wants, and the difference between producers and consumers.





Bills and Dollars

Money Math

Money Recognition and Identification

Money Vocabulary

Getting and Making Change

Earning and Spending Money

Reading Comprehension

Saving and Investing



Lesson Plans on Money




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