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Games for Teens
Check out the games below. These games are designed for kids ages 4-12 and help to supplement some of the financial literacy you are already teaching them in a fun and memorable way.
Kirby’s Catch and Save
Kirby loves to save money! You can go to the Outback, Kirby’s home, and help him collect coins and avoid falling rocks in the exciting iPhone game Kirby’s Catch and Save. You can download the app from the iTunes App Store today and challenge your friends to see who can get the highest score.
Watch out! The longer you play, the harder it gets! Each level moves a little faster and increases the number of rocks to avoid.
Milk Money is a fun game Kirby invented. Read the directions below and you can give it a try.
What you need:
3 large milk jugs (rinsed and dried)
1 pair of scissors
1. Make sure your milk jugs are rinsed completely and dried before starting.
2. Remove the milk jug caps and put them in a safe place.
3. With the help of an adult, cut the top off each milk jug just below the handle.
4. Use your marker to write point values on the outside of your three milk jugs. 100, 200, 300.
1. Place your three milk jug bottoms on the ground. Make sure the one labeled 100 is closest to you and the one labeled 300 is the furthest away. The jug labeled 200 should be mid-way between the other two.
2. Toss your milk caps one at a time toward the milk jugs trying to get your caps to land inside the jugs. If you get one to land inside you get the points listed on the jug, but if you miss you don’t get any points for that toss.
3. Once you’ve tossed your three caps, add up your score. Next you can collect your caps and a friend can take a turn!
4. Keep playing until someone scores 1000 points!
1. Counting your score in a game setting is a great way to introduce simple addition in a fun setting. If you’re playing with some beginners, label your jugs 1, 2, 3, to make the numbers easier to add up.
2. Risk management is an important concept even at a young age. Talk to your little one about the risk in trying to get a high score vs the steady points they can score with the closer jugs.
Kirby’s Catch and Save Challenge! Keeping Time!
Kirby and his friend Kim were both playing Kirby’s Catch and Save. Kim challenged Kirby to see who could play the longest without losing all of their “trys.” Kirby won the first round by playing longer than Kim, but Kim won the next two rounds. Great job Kim!
You can try this Kirby’s Catch and Save challenge too!
Find a friend to challenge so you can each play Kirby’s Catch and Save at the same time and see who can go the longest. If you only have one device to play the game on, use a stopwatch to keep track of your time and take turns with your friend.
If you haven’t played Kirby’s Catch and Save yet, download the game for free today from the iTunes App Store!
Check out the games for Teens below! These games are designed for kids ages 12-18 and can be used to supplement the financial literacy you have already taught in a way that is fun and designed just for them.
Created by Visa and the NFL, Financial Football is a quiz style game where players answer financial questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns. Play now at financialfootball.com
Finance in the Classroom
Check out this site for a collection of financial literacy games, and quizzes for kids and teens of all ages and skill levels. Test your knowledge now for free at financeintheclassroom.org.
These sites have fun and free resources, including games, financial calculators, aptitude tests and more, for kids and teens.
This site has resources for kids, teens, parents, and teachers. The site is designed to help adults learn how financially literate they are (and improve if needed) and gives tips and tools to help kids on their path to becoming financially literate adults.
Jump Start is a coalition of financial education stakeholders that provides financial literacy information and resources from a variety of different viewpoints.
New Money is a site where you can design and color your own money.
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