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Bouncing ball money choices


Students play a game to share how they think and feel about money.

Big idea

The people around us help shape the way we think and feel about money. 

Essential questions

  • Who are the people in my life who shape the way I think and feel about money? 
  • How do I make choices about money? 


  • Identify the people in our lives who help shape our choices about money 
  • Recognize how our thoughts and feelings about money shape our money choices 

What students will do

  • Form a circle and toss or bounce a ball to different classmates. 
  • Answer a question about money based on the number they see when they catch the ball. 
  • Reflect on their thoughts and feelings about money as they listen to classmates’ answers.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.