Pennies to Paychecks

Financial Literacy

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Grades 5 - 9

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40 Minutes

Show Overview Video

Show Synopsis
Pennies to Paychecks is a play performed by two professional actors who engage 5-9 grade students through a series of improvisational comedy sketches, all while teaching about financial literacy. Taking suggestions from the audience, the actors allow the students to help create the show that they see, forming a unique program with each presentation. Along with the in-school assembly, student playbooks, teacher guides and online activities are provided to expand upon the educational content of the program.

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Educational Standards


  • Take home pay (wages and deductions)
  • Saving and investing
  • Credit and debit cards
  • Forming a savings habit


Teacher Guide The National Theatre for Children

Student Playbook

Teacher Guide The National Theatre for Children

Teacher Guide Educational Games

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