Celebrate Financial Literacy Month with your students by sharing some FUN picture books featuring young characters making choices about making money.
Each title includes a story synopsis, a YouTube link to a reading of the book, a list of featured economic concepts and lesson plans and activities based on Virginia’s Standards of Learning.
by Mark Huffmann
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.,2020
Synopsis: Birdie wants a very expensive soccer ball but has no money, so she starts selling dirt and learns some important lessons along the way.
Econ/PF Concepts: Money, Entrepreneurship, Productive Resources, Earning, Profit. Producers, Consumers
Full lesson .PDF: YES Dirt Cheap Lesson
Ella Earns Her Own Money
by Lisa Bullard
Lerner Publications, 2014
Synopsis: When Ella decides that she wants to buy a new soccer ball, she comes up with several ideas for raising money to buy it.
Econ/PF Concepts: Earning, Saving, Budgeting, Spending, Sharing, Entrepreneurship
Full lesson .PDF: YES Ella Earns Her Own Money Lesson
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money
by Emily Jenkins
Random House, 2012
Synopsis: Pauline and her brother set up a stand to sell lemonade, limeade, and lemon-limeade one wintry day, then try to attract customers as Pauline adds up their earnings
Econ/PF Concepts: Profit, Loss, Startup Costs, Decision Making
Full lesson .PDF: YES Lemonade in Winter Lesson