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Household money activities for kids

Activities and games for kids from pre-school to university

  • Grade Level: K-2
  • Theme(s): Money basics

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When your kid can’t get a job

If your child is struggling, help develop their financial skills

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Theme(s): Earning

Lesson Plan

Setting priorities

In this lesson, students will brainstorm their expenses and categorize each as a need or a want. Using an example from current events, students will discuss the importance of setting spending priorities, and distinguishing between needs and wants to ensure financial security.

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Course(s)/Subject(s):

    HFL4E – Food and Healthy Living
    HIF1O/2O – Exploring Family Studies
    HIP4O – Personal Life Management
    CIE 3M – The Individual and the Economy

Lesson Plan

Keep your spending in check

In this lesson, students examine how certain spending patterns, if gone unchecked, can lead to financial problems. By exploring factors that contribute to unhealthy behaviours, students learn how to use an action plan to adjust and resolve any issues.

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Course(s)/Subject(s):

    PPL20 – Healthy Active Living Education
    See also similar expectations in PPL1O, PPL3O, PPZ3C and PPL4O

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