Educating Youth on Spending
Kids Budget Corner
Dear Parent, Guardian, or Teacher,
Welcome to our Kids Corner! I hope that this information helps you to engage your children in understanding how money is saved, shared, and invested. My son received the Money Savvy Pig when he was just four years old. More than just another toy – it was an interactive tool that my young child understood and continues to use even today, five years later. My son was able to visualize his goals and has applied those financial lessons learned at an early age to real-life situations.
It is my belief that our children must be empowered with key financial skills and it is never too early for them to learn. My goal is to make the Kids Corner page fun and educational. Download activities below to share with your kids.
Treasurer, City of Chicago
Here are some fun activities for you to learn more about money with the Money Savvy Pig!
- Draw, color, and write a list of all the things you want in the next year, and also the things that you are planning to invest in 10 years from now. Click here for the printable version of “Goal Setting with the Money Savvy Pig” activity page.
- Look over your created list and find those items that you really need. Download your own “Make a List and Check it Twice!” activity here.
- How much do the things you really want cost? How much do you really want them? Click here for a printable version of “Creating a Spending Wish List”
- Looking to purchase the Money Savvy Pig?
Disclaimer: The Office of the City Treasurer does not profit or benefit from any sales of the Money Savvy Pig.