For students in Washington, and around the country, schools have shut down and transitioned to online learning. As parents and students acclimate themselves to a new way of learning, we want to encourage families to focus on the positives: the gift of time and togetherness.
Time is one life’s most valuable assets and we now have the chance to spend more together. Below are free online youth financial education tools, videos, and games you can explore together.
National Credit Union Foundation Presents Biz Kid$
Biz Kid$ is an educational television comedy show that teaches financial education and entrepreneurship to kids and teenagers. It uses sketch comedy, musical guests, special guest speaker appearances, and young actors to explain basic economic concepts. Its motto is "Where kids teach kids about money and business." Click the buttons below to access Biz Kid$ show episodes (also available on Amazon Prime) and explore financial education games at no cost.
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions financial education website has a wide variety of free online education tools for students and parents to use, including:
Financial Education Games
Learning should be fun, too! Below are free financial games and apps for students of all ages.
Games for Kids: Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Peter Pigs 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. After completing the game, players are rewarded with a trip to the virtual store to buy accessories within budget and dress up Peter Pig in fun scenes.
Interactive game for kids to learn about managing money. Resource guides for teachers and parents.
Fruit Shoot Coins
Requires kids to add the coins then shoot the fruit with the correct coin total.
H.I.P. Pocket Change
A number of games from the U.S. Mint that teaches kids about currency and managing money.
Games for Preteens and Teenagers: 6th through 12th Grade
Interactive football game that requires players to answer personal finance questions. Lesson plans and other materials by grade level also from Visa®.
Interactive soccer game that requires players to answer personal finance question. Lesson plans and other materials by grade level also from Visa®.
Gen I Revolution: Online Personal Finance Game
Developed for middle school and high school students, this online game gives students the chance to learn important personal finance skills as they play and compete against fellow classmates.
Chair The Fed Game
Learn how monetary policy works by taking charge of a simulated economy.
Plan'it Prom App
To help combat the high cost of prom, Visa's free app helps teens and parents budget for every prom-related expense.
Stock Market Game
The Stock Market Game is the right tool to help students build a fundamental understanding of investing while using real world skills practice in math, language arts, economics, social studies, and other subjects.