Skip to main content

Learning about giving with Money Monsters


Students listen to a story about giving money and then apply their learning using paper puppets.

Big idea

People often give their money, things, and time to help people and organizations they care about.

Essential questions

  • What does it mean to donate something?
  • What is the difference between giving something away and sharing something with a friend?


  • Understand what it means to donate time, money, and things
  • Understand the difference between giving something away and sharing something

What students will do

  • Listen to a story about donating time, money, and things to charitable organizations.
  • Use puppets to act out the story they heard and their own story showing the difference between giving and sharing.

Download activity

Teacher guide


Student materials



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

Explore related resources