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Videos for Kids: Teaching Kids about Money

We’ve picked some of our favorite videos for kids to explain money and how it works. Ask an adult to help you load the videos and watch them with you, so they can answer any questions you might have!

Cha-Ching: Earn, Save, Spend and Donate

There are many ways to use your allowance and money – learn about earning, saving, spending, and donating, and how to make the right choices for your money.


Elmo’s Money Jars

Elmo suggests putting your money in three different jars – watch the video to find out what Elmo finds extra fun about organizing your money this way. 

Learning to Wait

Sesame Street explains why it’s important to be patient and to learn how to wait for what you want. Cookie Monster best explains this with a tray of cookies baked by Alan! 

Schoolhouse Rock: Dollars and Sense

Have you ever gone to the bank with an adult and wondered what they do? This fun song teaches you exactly how banking uses dollars and common sense. Learn how the money deposited in the bank continues to earn interest, as well as how loans work. 

Scrooge McDuck

Do you know where money came from? Scrooge McDuck and Huey, Dewey, and Louie explain the history of money, including credit cards and checks. 

Planning a budget is important for using your allowance. Scrooge McDuck and Huey, Dewey, and Louie explain creating a budget and paying taxes. Scrooge also helps his nephews understand the importance of investing and keeping money circulating. 

The Berenstain Bears – The Trouble with Money

While it’s important to learn the importance of earning allowance, you should also help out at home for the sake of being a good friend and family member, and not just for money. 

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