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Learning to save with Money Monsters


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

Big idea

Saving money can help us get the things we want in life.

Essential questions

  • Why is saving money a good idea?
  • How do we save money for something special?


  • Understand why saving money is a useful habit
  • Understand ways to save money

What students will do

  • Listen to a story about saving money. (You will need a book reader app to open ePub files).
  • Discuss things they’d like to buy but can’t afford right now.
  • Use paper puppets to role-play what was learned in the discussion.

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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.