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Budgeting for fun in a city


Students practice budgeting by planning for a fun overnight trip to a city.

Big idea

When planning for a trip or an event, creating a budget ahead of time can help keep your expenses under control. 

Essential questions

  • What types of things should be included in a budget?
  • How can budgeting help me manage my money?


  • Create a budget for an imaginary overnight trip to a city
  • Understand the advantages of making and sticking to a budget

What students will do

  • Work with a partner to plan a budget for an overnight trip to a city. 
  • Reflect on the planning and budgeting process as a way to manage money.  

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Teacher guide

Budgeting for fun in a city (guide)

Student materials

Budgeting for fun in a city (worksheet)

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

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