Money Heroes Learning Resource

Printable Resource | Ages 9-11 (KS2)

A sporting fan

Overall time: 50 minutes


Theme |Becoming a critical consumer

Introduce the topic of advertising being used to influence people's spending decisions, followed from 'A sporting chance'.


This activity will cover the following themes from the Young Money Financial Education Planning Framework:

  • Becoming a critical consumer: influences on saving and spending

Learning objectives

This activity will cover the following learning objectives from the Young Money Financial Education Planning Framework:

  • I can recognise when my choices around money are being influenced by advertising.
  • I understand why we should all be critical consumers, thinking carefully about how we use our money.

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About this activity

Timing: 50 minutes

This activity explores how easy it can be to get ‘carried away’ spending money, using the example of being a fan of a sporting team. It focusses on helping children to think carefully about what can influence their spending and how much money it would cost to ‘have everything’. ‘A Sporting Fan’ would follow on well from the ‘A Sporting Chance’ activity.

Key vocabulary

advertising, buy, counterfeit, merchandise, profit, save, spend

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