The Cost of Money

It's important that children and young people are aware of all the financial things that affect them every day, so that they can make responsible decisions about their own finances as they get older and become more independent.

It's important that children and young people are aware of all the financial things that affect them every day, so that they can make responsible decisions about their own finances as they get older and become more independent.

This collection covers topics such as budgeting, how coins are made, knowing money, savings, money tips and much more.

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Games

Money Wiz Board Game

7 - 11yrs Students

'Money Wiz' is an engaging board game where pupils build up their savings whilst playing money games and answering questions. Alternatively, you can access the cards without playing the board game by clicking 'Quick cards'. This enables you to try all of the games, skills, chance and quiz cards without rolling the die.

Chore Chart

7 - 11yrs Students

A fun interactive activity for pupils on learning about the value of money and the importance of saving for what you want.

Final Quiz

7 - 11yrs Students

Once pupils have completed 'The Cost of Money' programme why not get them to try this quick 'end-of-module' quiz in order to test their financial knowledge?

Work sheets

Money Sayings

7 - 11yrs Students

Reading and understanding - taking proverbs that are related to money and interpreting in own words (linked to fact sheet, where all are explained).

Money Maths

7 - 11yrs Students

Money maths questions based on real-life situations.

Victorian Money Challenge

7 - 11yrs Students

Looking at different Victorian coinage and what they were worth compared to the decimal currency we use today.

Money Maths (Welsh)

7 - 11yrs Students

Money Maths (Welsh)

Victorian Money Challenge (Welsh)

7 - 11yrs Students

Victorian Money Challenge (Welsh)

Money Sayings

7 - 11yrs Teachers

Reading and understanding - taking proverbs that are related to money and interpreting in own words (linked to fact sheet, where all are explained).

Money Maths

7 - 11yrs Teachers

Range of problems to do with money, all taken from everyday financial areas.

Victorian Money Challenge

7 - 11yrs Teachers

Looking at different Victorian coinage and what they were worth compared to the decimal currency we use today.

Money Maths (Welsh)

7 - 11yrs Teachers

Range of problems to do with money, all taken from everyday financial areas.

Victorian Money Challenge (Welsh)

7 - 11yrs Teachers

Looking at different Victorian coinage and what they were worth compared to the decimal currency we use today.

Fun/Fact sheets

Family Budget

7 - 11yrs Students

Looking at a simple family budget, with income and expenses for necessities. Encouraging debate on what's regarded as treats or luxuries and the importance of saving.

Money Facts

7 - 11yrs Students

A range of interesting facts all about money and currency.

How a Coin / Banknote is Made

7 - 11yrs Students

How coins and banknotes are made.

Knowing Money

7 - 11yrs Students

Visual explanations of a bank statement, cheque slip, credit and cash cards.

Money Sayings

7 - 11yrs Students

A collection of proverbs all relating to money and simple explanations of each (linked to the work sheet).

Money Tips

7 - 11yrs Students

Simple tips to help 7 to 11 year olds to be sensible about money and begin to develop responsible habits.

Money Sayings

7 - 11yrs Teachers

A collection of proverbs all relating to money and simple explanations of each (linked to the work sheet).

Knowing Money (1) - Bank statement

7 - 11yrs Teachers

A clear visual explanation about all the items shown on an everyday bank account statement.

Knowing Money (2) - Cheque slip

7 - 11yrs Teachers

A visual depiction of a typical cheque and what each area of it represents.

Knowing Money (3) - Credit and cash card

7 - 11yrs Teachers

A visual explanation about a credit card and cash card and understanding what each part means.

Ten Money Tips for Kids

7 - 11yrs Teachers

Simple tips to help 7 to 11 year olds to be sensible about money and begin to develop responsible habits.

Family Budget Sheet

7 - 11yrs Teachers

Looking at a simple family budget, with income and expenses for necessities. Encouraging debate on what's regarded as treats or luxuries and the importance of saving.

Teachers' and Parents' notes

What is 'Financial Capability'?

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers

The interactive activities

7 - 11yrs Teachers, Parents

If you are playing on a personal computer, just move the mouse to click on the controls at the bottom of the screen for the story and in the interactive activities, use the mouse to click on the missing words, coins or letter boxes individually.

If you are playing on an interactive whiteboard, touch the buttons at the base of the board for the story and use the track pad on the right hand side for the other games.

Suggested cross-curricular extension activities

7 - 11yrs Teachers

Here we have suggested a variety of extension ideas linked into different curriculum subjects.

Practical activities

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers

Below is a list of activities you can do with your students in the classroom (or suggest they do at home with their parents), to help them put their learning into practice.

Teachers Guide

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs, 16+yrs Parents

Know the facts

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Parents

Discussion points

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Parents

Parents Guide

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Parents

Word banks/Glossaries

Glossary

7 - 11yrs Students, Teachers

Simple explanations of monetary and financial terms.