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How to Raise Smart Piggies

Teaching Kids to Manage Money God's Way

"Get your billions back, America!" That's the slogan we're all hearing around the clock thanks to H&R Block. Our kids are hearing it too. And since it's tax time, and money is on our brains, what better time than now to talk about it with our kids?

 

Smart Piggies is a guided, month-long family conversation about money. If you missed our introduction about Smart Piggies, click here to read more.

Week One

Smart Piggies #1 – pdf, main thought for the week

Family Activity #1 – pdf, Make dinner-time a lesson they’ll remember

Kids Activity Sheet #1 – pdf, Can you find and color all the cute piggies?

Chore Chart – pdf – Options and Overview

Printable Chore Chart – Blue – pdf, legal-size (8.5 x 14)

Printable Chore Chart – Pink – pdf, legal-size (8.5 x 14)

DIY Chore Chart Elements – zip folder – to make your own with a whiteboard and labels or mod podge.

Week Two

Smart Piggies #2 – pdf, a main thought for the week

Family Activity #2 – pdf, Clean out some clutter together. We promise you won’t miss it!

Kids Activity Sheet #2 – pdf, a smart piggies maze. Ready… Set… Go!

Local Giving Suggestions – pdf, we asked local non-profits to give us examples of what a donation of a few dollars could do.

Spend, Save, and Give Jar Labels – pdf, easy-to-print labels to turn mason jars into separate Spend, Save, and Give containers. (Credit – Template created by Three Little Monkeys Studio.)

Week Three

Smart Piggies #3 – pdf, a main thought for the week

Family Activity #3 – pdf, Turn craft sticks into something that really pops (& makes a great point about saving)!

Kids Activity Sheet #3 – pdf, Piggies to color… and count by!

Week Four

Smart Piggies #4 – pdf, a main thought for the week

Family Activity #4 – pdf, turn garage sale shopping into a chance to talk

Color Your Own Spend, Save, Give labels (blank) – pdf

Color Your Own Spend, Save, Give labels (patterned) – pdf

Other Resources

Financial Peace Junior by Dave Ramsey (for kids and parents)

How to Be Rich by Andy Stanley (for teens and adults)