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Earning Money

Age Level
  • 7+
  • Habits ,
  • Earning
  • Comprehension ,
  • Discussion ,
  • Reading ,
  • Thinking ,
  • Vocabulary
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The music, reading, discussion, and activities experience teaches kids that earning money is a great habit and smart choice!

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What Kids Will Discover and Learn About:

  • Reasons why earning money is a great habit and a smart choice.

  • Earning money pays off.

  • Earning money is fun to do.

  • Save money every time you get paid. It’s a great habit.

  • The more we learn, the more we will probably earn


  1. Review previous experience(s)

  2. Learners share Dream Big Journal deposits.

  3. Introduce topic.

  4. Read lyrics, listen and sing song “Lemonade Stand”

  5. Do song activities

  6. Have learners share

  7. Assign post-experience activities

Review previous experience(s).

Review points of your choosing from previous experience(s). Refer to menu, topic subheading, for main idea of experience. Refer to “What Kids Will Discover” Section of each experience if you want ideas on additional key points to review.

Learners share Dream Big Journal deposits.

Ask learners to raise their hand if they would like to share one of the activities they completed during the last experience or in between experiences. Allocate 2-5 minutes to this activity OR whatever time you deem appropriate.

Introduce topic.

Feel free to use or adapt this introduction. Or create your own introduction.

Today we are going to listen to the song "Lemonade Stand" as well as discuss and do activities that share some of the key reasons why earning money is a great habit!

So let's get to it!

Read and review Sammy's Big Dream

Either you or have a learner read pages 7 and 12 of Sammy’s Big Dream. Then ask learners:

  • “Was Sammy willing to work hard to earn money to help make his dream come true?”

  • “Are you willing to work hard to earn money to help make your dreams come true?"

  • "How do you think being a good and willing worker and earner can help you get more what you want and need?"

Read lyrics, listen, and sing song "Lemonade Stand"

See lyric sheet. Read lyrics to the song "Lemonade Stand." Instructor will read lyrics out loud, line by line. Have learners repeat out loud the following lines from the lyrics:

  1. Discovered something new, earning money is fun to do

  2. Going to save every time we get paid, every time we serve a glass of fresh lemonade
    Cause we're going to college, you know we're gonna increase our earning knowledge

Next, play, listen, and/or sing the song. At instructor's option, learners should clap or move during the song. See song.

Do song activities

Have learners share

Ask learners to raise their hands if they would like to share out loud their solutions.

After the answers are revealed, instructor will share out loud the answer and all learners will repeat.

Assign post-experience activities

Activities can be homework or classwork.

Introduce learners to the Money School and show them where they can find post-experience activities. Have learners complete one, some, or all of the following activities:

Have learners “deposit” all activities into the “Lemonade Stand” section of the Dream Big Journal.