Saving and Spending Game

This activity is adapted from a lesson by Andrew T. Hill, Ph.D., Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, written to accompany the book Uncle Jed’s Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell (ISBN: 0-689-81913-7).

Prior knowledge is needed before playing the game. Review these concepts as needed.
Income: Payment people earn for work they do.
Saving: Keeping some income to buy things in the future.
Savings goal: A good or service that you want to buy in the future.
Spending: Using some or all of your income to buy things you want now.

View the Uncle Jed's Barbershop Lesson for Grades 3-5.

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Education Level: Pre-K-5
Subjects: Literature Personal Finance
Concepts: Saving Spending Income
Resource Types: Activity
Languages: English