Financial Literacy Booklet and Activity for Elementary Students: Income, Banking and Bank Accounts
This activity pack includes an informative booklet called "Income and Banking." In this booklet, students will learn about income, banking, savings and checking accounts and checks.
After the students have read the booklet, they can engage in the activity. In the activity, students pick a check (9 checks are included and 8 blank checks) then add the information to one of the two “Check Ledgers.” One check ledger is very simple and the other more closely mirrors what a real check ledger looks like. Use whichever ledger you think is more appropriate for your students. Once all the students have had a turn, they calculate how much money would be left in the account.
This lesson is nicely complimented by the "Banking" video on BrainPop.