In this section, students learn what is arguably one of life's most important lessons: how to distinguish between needs and wants! Distinguishing between the two helps students learn how to spend and save accordingly. Later in the lesson they will put this knowledge to use as they create budgets for both daily shopping and long-term goals.

Session 1: Do You Really Need It?



  • To distinguish between needs and wants and priortize them appropriately.

Downloadable materials (pdf)

Presenter outline
Classroom activities

Session 2: Let's Go Shopping

Duration: 20 minutes


  • To understand what a budget is and its importance.