Earning Money

Students learn about earning money, and how money is earned, is limited, and does not come free.

Teaching Objectives:

  • Recognize that money is earned from work done.
  • Understand that money is limited in quantity.

Suggested Grade Level

Pre-K – 2nd Grade

Lesson Excerpt:

Adults must earn money to provide for their needs and wants. In this lesson children learn that money is earned and does not come free. Children also learn that money is limited in quantity. Early training in earning small amounts of money provides a foundation and understanding that work and money are connected.

Young children perform certain tasks at home just because they are part of the family or household. Children can do additional tasks to earn money for their spending plans. Children need to distinguish between shared responsibilities as members of a family and responsibilities that earn them money.

This lesson introduces young children to activities and ideas for earning money. The money earned helps children meet their financial goals. Remember that the financial goals for a preschool-aged child may seem simple to an adult, but they are not simple to the child. Children learn the concept that money is a reward for working.


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