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Girl Scout Brownie Activities to Earn the Money Manager Badge

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Through these activities, Brownies learn about income, saving, spending, and budgeting. They first analyze a cartoon to discuss what it means to manage money. They then learn about the sources of income and that a budget is a plan for how you will spend and save income. They work in pairs to complete an activity where they must choose between spending and saving and then identify their opportunity costs. As a closing activity, they apply their budgeting skills to plan a family meal, with the intention of having some money left over.

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This lesson received the 2017 Curriculum Gold Award from the National Association of Economic Educators.
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Audience:   Elementary School, Consumers
Language:   English
Subjects:   Personal Finance, Economics
Resource Types:   Lessons, Activity, Resources for Parents, Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts Resources
Concepts:   Budget/Money Management, Income, Saving, Spending, Opportunity Cost