Spring is just around the corner and even if you are inside for the foreseeable future it is always a good time to connect nature to your learning.
This spring money bundle is designed for children in 6-12 classrooms.
What is Included and How to Use It
Spring Money Mats
Learning different ways an amount of money can be made is essential for children.
In each of these mats is an object from a gardening center. I have also included some starting coins or bills. The child then works out the total adding coins or bills to make up the total. I've included 14 mats with different amounts on them.
Gardening Center 3 Part Cards and Price List
In this activity, students match up an amount of money and then read a price list of a gardening center to find an item that is that amount. This really helps students connect money to the real world!
The activity is self-correcting so minimal adult supervision is needed.
Gardening Themed Giving Change Clip and Flip Cards.
If you are anything like I was as a child you might have memories of getting confused when you got change! I don't know what it was but I just got confused with the idea of getting an item and then a different amount of money appearing in my hand! In this activity, students read a scenario from a person visiting a gardening center and then put a peg on the correct answer. The correct answer is on the back so children can work on this activity independently.
US Money Garden Shopping Center
Students need to see how money applies to items around them. Financial literacy is so important for students understanding how far a dollar goes!
In this resource students use a price list to work out the price of various items on a list.
How much does it cost to buy: a wheelbarrow, rain boots, and a watering can?
You have a $5 bill. Can you buy 4 packs of sunflower seeds?
If yes, how much change would you get?
- working out which is cheaper or more expensive
- finding the difference between amounts (subtraction)
All 24 task cards include an answer