Digital activity - Party time

This activity gives young students a chance to organise their own birthday party while managing a budget. The activity helps learners:

  • decide between needs and wants
  • gain an understanding of simple budgeting
  • make wise financial decisions

Learners are must choose how many friends will come, what the theme of their party will be and then select the food, drink and activities they want for their party.

This activity takes approximately 30 minutes and is intended for individual use.

The activity is supported by teacher notes, parent notes and a curriculum map.


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Resources key

Year Level

  • 3 - 4


Understanding money

  • Nature and functions of money
  • Income and expenditure
  • Goods and services
  • Needs and wants

Learning area

  • Mathematics

Learning dimension

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Competence
  • Responsibility and enterprise

General capability

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Personal and social competence


Teacher resource

  • Teacher notes and solution

Student resource

  • Activity
  • Interactive
  • Game
  • Group work

Last updated: 05 Mar 2018