Ohio Treasurer’s Office Releases Financial Literacy Winter Themed Toolkit for Teachers
The “Can You Build a Snowman on a Budget?” activity provides a fun, interactive way to
introduce school-aged children to budgeting basics.
COLUMBUS – As part of ongoing efforts to promote financial literacy education across the state, the Ohio Treasurer’s office has released a free winter themed financial literacy activity toolkit.
“While the holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun, there’s still room to instill financial literacy principles in Ohio’s students,” said Treasurer Sprague. “The financial literacy teacher toolkit provides a lesson on basic budgeting through a creative seasonal activity that can be easily replicated in any classroom, or even at home.”
Available on the Ohio Treasurer’s website, the Fun with Finance Teacher Toolkit is designed for students in grades 1-5 and focuses on the foundations of budgeting. The “Can You Build a Snowman on a Budget?” classroom activity asks students to use a worksheet to gather items for their snowman while remaining within a set budget of $15. Each snowman accessory, such as a hat or buttons, costs $1-$3 and students must choose an item from each category to complete their snowman. Through this activity, young Ohioans will receive an introduction to making smart financial choices within a budget - all while enjoying a fun, seasonal craft.
To access the toolkit, please visit www.ohiotreasurer.gov/funwithfinance.