The following sites provide resources on teaching money skills. The links teach the critical skills including coin identification including skip counting and matching. Teaching a child or an adult with special needs money skills should include teaching in a multiple settings at appropriate times such as a grocery story, dry cleaners, and playing money games.
There are also good ideas on using functional materials to create money skill opportunities.
5 best educational board games for money management– Money Crashers
7 board games that help teach kids about money– Amy Boyington
17 fun money activities for kids– Self-Sufficient Kids
50 fun ways to teach your kids about money– Policygenius
Interactive learning money games and exercise– Money Instructor.com
Money activities for kids– Education.com
Online games and apps that teach kids about money– Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
Online money games– math-play.com
Teaching coin counting strategies– Caffeine Queen Teacher
Creating money goals and objectives for children and adults with special needs should focus on building on skills that are already achieved. Money skills should be viewed as chronicle steps leading to advancing to independence.
Before starting a money goal activity or lesson plan, the individual should have the ability to read and to write including knowing the letters of the alphabet .
Below you will find a money skills checklist that you can download and use to check when each skill level is achieved.
Download the free checklist here: money checklist
Here are some free activities to work on to honor President’s Day. This article includes 3 activities. the first is a President trivia activity. This activity gives the student an opportunity to look up information on past Presidents using their research skills on the computer.
The second activity reinforces counting skills. The student will first identify the coins and then will count each box and place the correct number in the box below. The third activity focuses on fine motor skills giving the student the opportunity to trace and identify the word of each coin.
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