Financial education resources and activities that can be done at home.
Games and Activities
- Interactive Money Games
Hands-on financial fun for the whole family.
- Family Activity and Coloring Book
Money Smart Instructor Guide and Student Coloring/Activity Book from the FDIC.
Budgeting and Money Decisions
- Money Savvy Videos for Kids
Cartoon videos featuring the Money Savvy Pig that introduce the basic concepts of money.
- For You, For Me, For Later (Sesame Street)
Coloring and activities from Sesame Street.
Goal Setting and Saving
- “Goals Rock!”
Video discussing what goals are and why they rock.
- “Picture the Money Goal”
Picture something you would like to spend money on in the future and then draw it.
- Experimenting with Saving
Students listen to a fable and then do a science experiment to learn how saving a little over a long time can add up.
Earning and Spending Money
- The Job Song (Sesame Street)
Kids can learn exactly why adults have to work!
- A to Z Career Lab (PBS)
There’s a cool career for every kid! Explore career options from A to Z with the Lab Squad kids as they meet and interview career professionals.
- Coloring Your Savings Worksheet
Coloring worksheet from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
- Needs and Wants Worksheet
Identifying needs vs wants activity.
- Money Monsters
The Money Monsters are a group of creatures who are new to our universe. That means they need to learn about many important things like school, friendship, and financial literacy. The Money Monsters will learn to save, protect their things, what things really cost, and how to become good borrowers.
- Lemonade in Winter Reading
Online reading of Lemonade in Winter. A book about two kids counting money.
What is Money?
- What is Money?
Young Explorers on PBS explains the different types of money and ways money can be used.
- Coin Rubbing and Matching Activity
Activity from the U.S. Mint.
- What Is Money?
Activity that teaches about money.
- Peter Pig’s Money Counter
Learning about money is fun with Peter Pig. In this interactive game, kids practice identifying, counting and saving money while learning fun facts about U.S. currency.
- Reading of “Money Madness”
Reading of the book Money Madness. The book introduces readers to thinking about the purpose of money.