Information from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Financial Education Resources for Elementary

Financial education curriculum and resources for elementary classrooms.

Money Savvy Kids
Grade Levels: K-5
Cost: Yes but a grant is available for some Washington classrooms

Award winning curriculum and materials that aligns with Common Core State Standards. Different curriculum and materials by grade level. Through a grant made possible by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, teachers who teach grades Pre-K, 2, 3 are eligible to receive free Money Savvy Kids curriculum materials for their classrooms. Email Lyn.Peters@dfi.wa.gov for more information.

Financial Fitness for Life
Grades: K-12
Cost: Yes there is a cost. It varies per curriculum

Curriculum that assist students from kindergarten to grade 12 make better decisions for earning income, and spending, saving, borrowing, investing, and managing their money.

Hands On Banking Program from Wells Fargo
Grade Levels: K-12
Cost: Free

Lessons, activities, and teacher guides from Wells Fargo. Covers kids, teens, and young adults.

FDIC Money Smart
Grades: Pre K-12
Cost: Free

Standards-aligned curriculums that can be incorporated into subjects such as English language arts, Mathematics and Social Studies.

Sesame Street for Me, For You, For Later
Grades: K-2
Cost: Free

Online bilingual resource from Sesame Street that teaches young children about good financial choices. Includes videos, printable activities, and teacher guides.

My Classroom Economy
Grades: K-12
Cost: Free

Simple classroom economic system based on the idea that students need to earn school "dollars" so that they can rent their own desks.

EVERFI K-12
Grades: K-12
Cost: Free

Free online resources, videos, and lessons.

Financial Beginnings
Grades: K-12
Cost: Free

Free financial education programs. All of the materials and presenters are available at no cost to schools.

Consumer Jungle
Grades: K-12
Cost: Free

Web-based program that provides engaging and relevant consumer education curricula covering a variety of financial topics.

Financial Lessons: Utah’s Finance in the Classroom
Grades: K-12
Cost: Free

Repository of K-12 financial education resource. Resources include curriculum, lessons, and videos.

Financial Lessons and Games: Visa’s Practical Money Skills
Grades: K-12
Cost: Free

Lesson plans, games, resources, and games by grade level from Visa.

Financial Lessons: Federal Reserve of Philadelphia
Grades: K-12
Cost: Free

Lessons for K-12 teachers to use to teach economics and personal finance.

$martPath
Grades: K-12
Cost: Lesson plans are free
Lesson plans and activities that teachers can bring into the classroom.