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Money worksheets: Budgeting πŸ’³

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Introduction πŸ‘‹

Without question, teaching young people about finance is extremely important.

Studies from The London Institute of Banking and Finance have shown that:

  • 82% of young people want to learn more about money and finance in school, but very few have regular access.
  •  83% of young people aged 17-18 say that cost of living increases has made them feel more worried about money 
  • Only 8% of young people cite school as their main source of financial education 
  • 72% of young people say they hadn’t received any information about tax in school 

However, if you’re teaching, it’s difficult to find the time to do all the research, so you can teach it!

Save yourself time by using our free money worksheets to teach your learners about budgeting!

The worksheets:

  • Start with the basics πŸͺœ
  • Include colourful puzzles and games 🧠
  • Explains budgeting in a simple and entertaining way πŸ€Ήβ€β™€οΈ

These worksheets can be used to:

  • check learners’ understanding of budgeting 🧠
  • introduce the topic of budgetingπŸ‘‹
  • check learners’ familiarity with financial vocabulary βœ…
  • facilitate group discussions about money πŸ’¬

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Lesson Objectives πŸ†

By the end of this lesson, learners will:

  • Explore personal attitudes towards money and identifying personal money goals.
  • Complete a budget template and understand the importance of budgeting in achieving their money goals.
  • Acquire essential budgeting skills, gain insight into generating income and savings, and distinguish between wants and needs in effective money management.

Learner Record Notes✍️

Once you’ve completed these worksheets you can add these notes to your records for your learners:

Today we completed worksheets about budgeting, where learners assessed their own understanding of budgeting.

This activity supported the development of the following skills:

  • Numeracy – learners developed their understanding of application of number, with worksheets containing financial values and calculations.
  • Literacy – learners read through the worksheets independently, and were introduced to new vocabulary.
  • Problem solving – learners used problem solving skills to complete the different challenges on each worksheet.
  • Decision making – learners made financial recommendations for the characters on the worksheet.
  • Communication skills – these worksheets facilitated group discussions about budgeting for learners.
  • Improving own learning and performance – learners developed their confidence assessing their own understanding of a topic.

Money worksheets: Budgeting πŸ’³

Worksheet Description πŸ“„

Sheet 1 – Money Feelings πŸ’–

Learners are asked to write down how they feel about money.

This sheet aims to help learners explore how they feel about money, which can impact the way they manage their money.

Sheet 2 – Money Goals πŸ†

Learners are asked to write down 5 money goals.

Budgeting is a great tool to help learners towards their money goals This sheet aims to find out what their money goals are, to engage them with the budgeting activity.

Sheet 3 – Losing Track of Money πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

The worksheet explains that it’s difficult to meet your money goals when you’re not keeping track of your money. Learners are asked to find and circle 5 coins.

This sheet aims to introduce problems that budgeting can help solve.

Sheet 4 – Using a Budget to Track Your Money πŸ”

The worksheet explains that a budget can help you to keep track of your money and reach your money goals. Learners are asked to read the budget book backwards, to find out who spent all the money.

This sheet aims to explain why budgeting is a great tool.

Sheet 5 – Complete Laura’s First Budget πŸ“Š

Learners are asked to add up the totals in Laura’s budget and fill in the empty boxes. This worksheet enables learners to see a basic budget and practice simple calculations.

Sheet 6 – Overspending πŸ’³

This worksheet helps learners to understand ways that they can avoid overspending – by earning more money, or spending less. Learners are asked to come up with ideas on how to earn more money, or spend less.

Sheet 7 – The Secret to Always Having Money 🀫

This worksheet helps learners to understand that having a good amount of income and spending as little as possible, will help them to always have money. Learners are asked to draw someone earning money, and saving up money.

Sheet 9 – Increasing Income – Selling Clothes πŸ‘•

This worksheet helps learners to understand that selling clothes can be a handy way to increase your income. Learners are asked to write prices on price tags for clothes, and add up the total income.

Sheet 10 – Wants Vs Needs βš–οΈ

This worksheet helps learners to understand that they should prioritise their needs before their wants when spending money. Learners are asked to match each picture with “want” or “need”.

Sheet 11 – Spending Less – Food Budget πŸ‰

This worksheet helps learners to understand that budgeting their food can be a handy way to save money. Learners are asked to decide what food Laura should buy, and add up the total price.

Sheet 12 – Brand Comparison 🍫

This worksheet helps learners to understand that branded food doesn’t always taste better, and can cost a lot more money. Learners are asked to spot the differences between two chocolate bars.

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