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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. 


Banzai Games

Banzai Lemonade Stand
Lemonade Stand Game: Children 8 - 12
Teach children to make smart spending decisions and develop good savings habits with a game that puts children in real-life situations. Help Julia manage a lemonade stand so she can save for a new bicycle. The total game takes about 45 minutes and your progress can be saved to pick back up with Julia at any time.
Checkmark Math 
Checkmark Reading
Checkmark Critical thinking
Checkmark Making change
Checkmark Money Basics
 
Banzai Life After School
Life After School Game: Ages 13 - 18
Holding a job, paying taxes, preparing for rent and bill payments are all part of preparing for life after school. This game walks through some of the real-world situations that kids will face and provides some guidance as they think through decisions, spending habits and preparing for unexpected expenses. 
Checkmark Finance Basics
Checkmark Budgeting
Checkmark Decisions & Consequences
Checkmark Critical Thinking
Checkmark Developing Positive Money Habits
 
It's easy to get started!
  1. Go to https://cnbankpa.learnbanzai.com
  2. Click "Get Started" at the top of the page
  3. Create an account
  4. ​Start learning
Please note that this program works best on Chrome or Firefox browsers. 


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:

Winter 2019
 
Spring 2019


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. 

Coin sorting
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!


Chore Charts
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


Your Wallet
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.