Miss Beth, Miss Beth! Hi!
Oh, look what Elmo has!
Wow! Where did you get all that money?
Oh, from Elmo's nana. Elmo's so excited! But what should Elmo do with all this money?
Well, I have a suggestion for you.
Yeah, you can put it into three different jars.
Well, Elmo, it's a great way to learn about money. In one jar, you put money you want to spend, and in another jar, you put money to save, and in the third jar, you put money to share with others who need it.
Oh... Elmo doesn't understand.
Well, I have some friends who do it pretty well, so let me show you how that works.
My name is Leo, and I keep my money in three jars. One jar is for spending; one is for saving; one is for sharing.
My name is Emily, and these are my three jars: spending, saving, sharing. Sometimes my grandmother gives me money when she visits.
Sometimes my mom gives me money. Today I'm going shopping with my spending jar. I'm going to a toy store to get a small toy. My mom and brother are helping me choose. I'll use my spending money to buy the toy. I have enough spending money to buy one ball! I like this one. I really want this guitar—like the one my dad has. I'll have to save my money. It might take me a long time to save enough money for this guitar, but that's okay. I'll buy it when I have enough saving money. But today I'm getting this ball with my spending money.
I wanna use my sharing money to help animals. These kittens don't have a place to live, and they need food. I can buy food for them with my sharing money. I'm buying cans of cat food with my sharing money.
This cat food is perfect for the kittens. I hope they like it.
My spending jar is for buying something fun. I found bubbles, and I have enough spending money to buy them. I really want this polar bear, but I don't have enough money to buy it today. I'll have to save for it. I'll keep putting money in my saving jar, and I'll come back when I have enough money. But today, I'm happy to use my spending money on these bubbles. I'm going to use my sharing jar to do something nice. I'm going to buy these apples and share them with my neighbor.
Today I bought bubbles with my spending jar and used my sharing jar to give something to others. I'm going to keep filling my saving jar until I can buy that polar bear.
Today, I bought a ball with my spending jar and used my sharing jar to feed some kittens. And I'm going to keep filling my saving jar until I can buy that guitar.
Thanks, everybody. So, this is Elmo's saving jar.
That's right, Elmo. And this one is for spending.
And this one is for...
That's right! That's right.
Oh, Elmo's so excited to put his money in three jars. Oh, but there's just one problem, Miss Beth.
Oh, what's that?
Elmo needs a little help.
Well, sure. This jar is for saving.
Okay, saving... Oh, cool!
And this one is for...?
And this one is for...
Oh boy! Oh boy! Elmo can't wait to add more. Oh! Thank you, Miss Beth. Kiss, kiss. Muah!