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1.  Play Monopoly or Monopoly Jr.!  Let the kids be the banker and help them to the math, making change for the other players.  It will help improve their math skills and let them learn how money works.

2.  Every family handles assigning/doing chores in their own, unique way.  If budget allows, designate certain chores that allow your kids to earn money.  Perhaps you want to set up a goal chart or help them shop on Amazon to decide how they would like to spend their money.  

3.  Ask an adult if you can have some coins. Make sure you work at a table where younger siblings can’t get it.  How many ways can you add up the coins to make a dollar?  It might take you awhile.  There are 293 ways you can make a dollar from coins!

Why are certain small metal objects and green printed paper valuable? How’d we end up with the money we use? And how dirty is money? 

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