Summer Finance Fun for Kids

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School is out and the kids are home. If it hasn’t happened already, chances are it won’t be long before you hear those famous words: “I’m bored.” Now would be a good time to use that boredom to teach kids a little something about finance in ways that are fun. The more kids learn about finance, the better (hopefully) they will be at managing money as adults. Teaching opportunities start early, and the long days of summer are a good time to begin or continue that instruction.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of ideas and activities for kids that are designed to teach them a bit about personal finance without seeming like “work.”

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2 Responses to Summer Finance Fun for Kids

  1. Hilary says:

    My 13-year-old cousin does a lot of stock trading online. Whenever he has a birthday, etc. he is given a certificate for a certain amount of money for trading stocks. He knows more about it than I do!

  2. Kara says:

    There is a financial board game my kids like called Allowance (maybe it’s The Allowance Game). It’s good for younger grade-school-aged kids. I found it at a teacher supply store. You go around the board and either earn money by getting an allowance, doing chores, etc, or lose money by paying fines for a late library book, buying a toy, etc. You even earn interest for having a savings account. The first one to earn $20 wins the game. It’s fun and simple.

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