C. Garland from Hamburg uses meal planning and coupon-cutting as an opportunity to teach kids how to be MoneySmart.
She studies newspaper ads to find the best deals, then builds meals around the items she has coupons for. The kids can help cut out and catalog coupons according to expiration date.
"You can teach reading, time and math as they help you. Slightly older ones can look for items on sale and decide how they would like that worked into their favorite meal," she writes.