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COVID-19: At-Home Activities
Fun & Educational
While many of us are spending more time at home with young and school aged children, we want to provide some fun activities and resources that kids can enjoy to build upon skills learned at school.
Lemonade Stand Game: Children 8 - 12
Life After School Game: Ages 13 - 18
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Sammy Saver: All Ages
Sammy Saver, has been empowering our kids to save for years. Here are some of the past newsletters sent out to kids with activities for kids of all ages like coloring, word searches, recipes, trivia and more:
DIY Activities: Young Children
Teaching young children the value and importance of money doesn't have to be difficult. Here are a few simple ideas to get you started.
Your old jars of coins can be a great way to teach your children about denominations and monetary value.
- Divide a piece of paper into 4 areas, or use a muffin tin with liners.
- Encourage your kids to look at coins and group like items together.
- Discuss each coin, how much it's worth and some basic facts.
- Use the coins to add, subtract, or count by multiples.
- Roll the coins to teach them how small change can add up!
- Bonus tip: With a little vinegar and water, you can teach them how to clean your coins, too!
Giving your children the experience of earning a dollar now will provide them with the tools to build a strong work ethic later in life.
- Create a chart of chores that need to be done around your house
- Give each chore a money reward with tougher chores being worth more than easier chores
- Use stickers or markers to visually track their progress and give them a sense of pride
Children are fascinated by their parents' and guardians' wallets, but they don't often understand them. You can have quite a bit of fun letting them explore your wallet! Let your kiddos look at the items and ask questions. Talking through cash, coin, cards, receipts, pictures, and any other items you might carry teaches them about the basics of every day finances and provides them with a little insight into your world.