Level A is recommended for either Kindergarten or 1st grade classrooms.

Hours of Instruction: 3

Students meet the Money Savvy Pig in the form of an attractive hand puppet which the teacher uses to talk through each of the eight 10 minute interactive lessons. The lessons are fully-scripted to make each teacher a natural storyteller. This friendly, fuzzy, blue pig, which replicates the format of the Money Savvy Pig piggy is the perfect introduction to the topic of financial literacy. Lessons, together with the infectious "Kids Can Earn Money, Too" song, help build solid auditory skills at this young age. A workbook with one or more worksheets to accompany each lesson reinforces new learnings and helps teachers assess how well the material has been learned. Families get involved when their child brings the Money Savvy Pig puppet home for a "sleepover" and shares what he/she has learned in class. All instructional materials are included.

Level A Alignment to Common Core Math Standards

Level A Alignment to Common Core English Language Arts Standards

Total teaching time required: 3 hours. Pre-requisite: None.



1: What Is Money For?
2: Coin/Currency Identification and Value
3: When Money Is Gone, It's Gone!
4: Keeping Money Safe
5: Different Kinds of Jobs
6: Doing A Good Job
7: Investing In Education
8: Donating Your Time

The Money Savvy Pig Puppet tells engaging stories that teach financial literacy.

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Click here to download the parent/guardian letter.

Click here to download the Kids Can Earn Money Too Song lyrics.

Student Materials
  • Student Workbook

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Note: The Licensing Agreement for the Money Savvy Kids curriculum requires the purchase one set of instructor materials per classroom and one Student Workbook per pupil. Instructor materials may be reused from year to year.