Activity Introduction

Have you ever dreamed of being rich and famous? Would all that money and pressure actually make you happy? There are plenty of things in your life currently that bring you joy, but are these always about how much money you have or how many things you own? 

What does it mean to be truly ‘wealthy’?

Lots of people have tried to answer that question. Consider some of these thoughts about wealth and try to come up with your own ideas about what makes you feel genuinely ‘wealthy’. 

This is a good activity for kids to complete independently or with the whole family.

Ideal for: Upper Primary Ages 10 – 12

Themes:

  • be creative 
  • think and connect

Time required: 30 minutes 

Curriculum connections: English, Business and Economics, Personal and Social Capability

Tips for Parents and Carers

Wealth isn’t just about how much money or fancy items you have. Popular ideas around wealth are diverse and can stretch our thinking about what we truly value. You might like to engage in a conversation with your kids about what in life is replaceable and irreplaceable and how this is connected to the concept of ‘wealth’.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes:

Complete lesson for classroom teachers:

Defining wealth – Years 5 & 6

Resources Required

  • Dictionary
  • Writing pencil or pen

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Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

The True Meaning Of Wealth Collage - Activity Instructions

Have you ever dreamed of being rich and famous? Would all that money and pressure actually make you happy? There are plenty of things in your life currently that bring you joy, but are these always about how much money you have or how many things you own? 

What does it mean to be truly ‘wealthy’?

Lots of people have tried to answer that question. Consider some of these thoughts about wealth and try to come up with your own ideas about what makes you feel genuinely ‘wealthy’.

Step 1. Think about what it means to you to be wealthy. What does it look like? Can you be rich in things that are not money?

Step 2. Complete this definition.

Wealth to me is _________________________________

Step 3. Here is what some other people have said about wealth. Try putting their ideas into your own words.

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. - Mahatma Gandhi

 

Wisdom outweighs any wealt

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