This fall, wherever you are and however you teach, these activities and tools can help build financial skills in children and young adults.
Money games and activities for children while they’re home from school because of Covid-19 (coronavirus).
Si sus niños están en casa las actividades educacionales gratuitas del CFPB le ayudan a entretenerlos mientras desarrollan sus habilidades, hábitos y actitudes hacia el dinero.
According to the latest data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), a gap in financial literacy among groups of students appears as early as age 15.
Check out our new classroom activities for middle school educators to use in helping their students develop the building blocks of youth financial capability.
Saving for college is a long-term financial commitment, by consistently putting money away, you’ll feel the reward as you see it grow over time. Here are a few tips to stay motivated.
Read "But I’ve Used All of My Pocket Change" with your child and use our Parent Guide to talk about spending and self-control.
Read "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?" with your child and use our Parent Guide to talk about spending and setting priorities.
Read "Sally Jean, the
Bicycle Queen" with your child and use our Parent Guide to talk about how
skills, patience, and creativity can help you get what you really want.
Read "Sam and the Lucky Money" with your child and use our Parent Guide to talk about how small amounts of money can make a big difference.
Read "Jingle Dancer" with your child and use our Parent Guide to talk about how small steps can help you reach a goal.
The Bureau is engaged in building the capacity of child savings programs by releasing four briefs geared toward institutions and communities interested in starting, or expanding child savings opportunities.
Financial literacy resources for Money Smart Week
If you are the parent or child welfare representative of a minor under 16, a new law lets you request a security freeze on their behalf to help protect them from identity theft and fraud.
New financial education resources to help teachers bring youth financial capability into the classroom
The new “Teaching the Building Blocks" provides teachers with activities and resources that help integrate the Building Blocks of Youth Financial Education into their curriculum.
In 2016, the Bureau released the Building Blocks to Help Youth Achieve
Financial Capability: A new model and recommendations, which describes where
and when children and young adults acquire the foundations of financial
capability. Now, the Bureau has created
the Building Blocks Measurement Guide to provide researchers, program leaders,
teachers, and other financial educators with ways to assess young people’s
progress toward each building block.
Learn how youth employment programs can work with financial institutions to help young people get access to accounts that work for them.
Simple ways you can turn difficult conversations about giving and receiving gifts with your kids into valuable money lessons over the holidays.
You might hesitate to talk about money with your children, but money talks can take many different forms. Find one that works for your family.
Make it a habit to think out loud as you go grocery shopping or do other everyday money tasks.
In “Tia Isa Wants a
Car,” find out why Tia Isa (Aunt Isa) wants a car, and how her niece helps her
by earning money to help buy the car.
This summer, we challenge you to try one thing that will help you start financial conversations with your child.
In “Those Shoes,” find out what happens when Jeremy turns down the boots his grandmother planned to buy him, and buys himself sneakers like all the other kids are wearing.
Millions of young adults will get their first job this summer. This is a great time to develop healthy financial habits than can help them use their money in ways that are important to them and help them plan for their futures.
In “The Rag Coat,” Minna’s whole community comes together to make her a new coat for the winter. She tells her classmates at school the stories behind the fabric scraps that make up the coat.