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November 18, 2022

Design your own bank note

Your students will research and choose their own iconic Canadian, theme, images and symbols to go on a new bank note.
October 28, 2022

Growing your savings

Start a conversation with your child about setting financial goals and deciding how to achieve them. Then have some fun with a paper plant they can “grow” to track their progress.
April 4, 2022

Talk to your kids about money

By: Heather Montgomery


Collage, ceramic pig on background of a bank book and a stamp folder with kids on it.
Introduce important financial skills to your children, and help them plan for their futures with free resources from the Bank of Canada Museum and others.
February 25, 2022

Representing Money in Many Ways: Addition, Fractions and Equivalents

Help your Grade 3 students make change, understand fractions and represent money in different ways. Use these activities individually or in the order listed in this lesson.
Content type(s): Lesson plans Subject(s): Financial literacy, Math Grade level(s): Grade 03
October 21, 2021

Needs or wants? That is the question!

Do you need it, or do you want it? That’s an important question to ask before buying anything. This activity is designed to teach kids how to prioritize their needs and wants, and how to make informed choices when shopping.
June 15, 2021

Pirate treasure

Have fun making pirate coins based on historical examples from our collection and create your very own treasure chest.
May 17, 2021

Counting Money and Making Change

Introduce your Grade 2 students to counting money and forming change combinations. Use these four sets of money math activities individually or in the order listed in this lesson.
Content type(s): Lesson plans Subject(s): Financial literacy, Math Grade level(s): Grade 02
May 5, 2021

All About Money

Virtual program: Get your students talking about money with this lively and interactive virtual classroom presentation.
February 26, 2021

Playing with Economy

By: Graham Iddon


A diverse group of 4 young children playing a board game.
There might be only a handful of basic game formats, but there is an infinity of variations—a surprising number of which require the skills we need to manage our daily economic lives.
November 27, 2020

Printable Play Money

A collage of cartoon characters, paper play money, pencils and scissors.
Practise counting and exchanging coins and bank notes with our printable play money.
November 27, 2020

Exploring Coins and Bank Notes

Hands filling out a form on a table with art supplies and paper play money.
Explore Canadian money with young learners using our printable worksheets.
November 27, 2020

Understanding Money: Common Questions

By: Nathan Sells


Ever wondered who decides what goes on Canadian coins or bank notes? Or why our coins have certain names and our notes are different colours? Use this guide to help answer some of your money-related questions!
October 28, 2020

The Economics of Suppertime

Make grocery shopping an economic lesson by helping your kids prepare a meal plan, and shop for ingredients based on a budget.
October 2, 2020

Trading Planets

Take a trade mission to planet Plutopia to discover why trading without a common currency is hard.
July 7, 2020

The Art of Guilloche

Explore the art of guilloche. This technique was used to make symmetrical patterns on Canadian bank notes.
Content type(s): Activities and games Subject(s): Arts, Social studies Grade level(s): Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06
June 24, 2020

Colouring Time!

Let your creativity shine with these colouring sheets.
Content type(s): Activities and games Subject(s): Arts Grade level(s): Early childhood / Kindergarten, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03
May 5, 2020

Thank You Coupons

Exchange goods and services by creating a special gift for a loved one.
April 28, 2020

Piggy Bank

Practice saving money with this fun piggy bank craft.
Content type(s): Activities and games Subject(s): Arts, Financial literacy, Health Grade level(s): Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03
April 15, 2020

Money Slime

Use slime to learn how to recognize and count coins.
April 3, 2020

Avatar Market

Practice making financial decisions by buying clothing and accessories for avatar puppets.
March 18, 2020

Trade Rules

Introduce three basic economic concepts: consumers and producers, goods and services, and trade. Students will play a game to understand the benefits of trade.
Content type(s): Lesson plans Subject(s): Financial literacy, Social studies Grade level(s): Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05
November 22, 2019

Surprise, It's Money!

Onsite program: See and touch an amazing array of objects that have served as money at one time or another. Then join us in the Museum—explore the games, multimedia, videos and even more surprising artifacts. It’s fun, engaging, and a great way to learn the role the Bank of Canada plays in the Canadian economy.
March 14, 2019

Trading Planets

Onsite program: Travel to planet Plutopia on a trade mission with your students. Once there, you will see that trading goods without a common currency poses some serious problems. Trading Planets uses interactive, game-based learning to teach about trade, currency, and supply and demand.

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