How To Teach Financial Literacy For Kids in Homeschool

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I have absolutely no idea why financial literacy for kids is not taught in public schools. However, as we homeschool, this is something we have been doing for a number of years.

This post is aimed at older elementary kids and middle school-aged children. But financial literacy is something that should be taught as soon as you think your children are ready.

For younger children playing shop, or playing board games with money will be a great starting point.

All children certainly by the age of 12-14 should have at least a basic knowledge of:

  1. What a debit and credit card is.
  2. Basics of budgeting.
  3. Saving accounts
  4. Healthy spending habits.
  5. How to make money, even through simple household chores
  6. An understanding of digital payments.
How to teach financial literacy in your homeschool #finance

Within this post, I am sharing with you some of the resources we have used (or are still using) to teach financial literacy for kids.

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Financial Literacy Books for Middle School Students

We absolutely love books, and apart from the infographic guide, we have them all. The infographic guidebook is something that we have just come across while I write this post. It is now in my Amazon cart!

Homeschool Finance Curriculum

If you want a more formal curriculum for teaching financial literacy I highly recommend this Moneytime. This is the financial literacy curriculum we are using and absolutely love it, check out our MoneyTime review here.

Moneytime is aimed at children aged 10-14. The program uses self-directed lessons to do the teaching for you. No pre-work is needed. Perfect for our homeschool! There are 30 modules, online quizzes, and awards and certificates. You will receive 25% off if you follow this link.

Mr. D Math offers a 32 week homeschool economics curriculum for middle school, and a high school economics course worth 1/2 credit. Check out our review here we really enjoyed it.

Financial Literacy For Middle Schoolers

It is amazing how many FREE resources you can get if you know where to look. We reached out to a number of the Federal Banks of America and got lots of kid’s worksheets sent to us for FREE.

Free financial literacy workbooks sent from the Federal Reserve Banks in America

Learning Center and Money MuseumFederal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. They will send you some workbooks, but they have LOTS of FREE resources on their page. Including a fun interactive online game.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – send free worksheets and very large printables to hang.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York – send up to five FREE comic-style workbooks and also have lesson plans for all ages. They offer this in both English and Spanish.

Reserve Bank of Dallas – aimed at high school-aged children, but the FREE resources and free workbooks are very good.

If you are looking for even more worksheets to teach financial literacy these from My Teaching Library are awesome, they are not free though, but very reasonably priced.

Financial Literacy Games for Kids

We love gameschooling in our homeschool. So we are always on the lookout for more educational games to play. I find it so rewarding watching the kids play having no idea that they are actually learning too! These are our favorite ones that help with financial literacy.

Stock Market Kids Classes

One of our favorites go-to for live online classes is through Outschool (check out our review here), and even for financial literacy, they have an amazing class on the Stock Market Game. We have taken the course with Lisa Kornberg, and we highly recommend it. She teaches the basics of how the stock market works and they play a stock market trading game.

Free Financial Literacy Curriculum

If all of the above doesn’t work for you, I highly recommend these three companies. They have FREE financial literacy curriculum for kids of ALL ages.

Free Financial Literacy Curriculum for Middle School
  • Choose Fi has a full curriculum for grades K-12. We have only looked at the middle school resources, and there are 50 FREE lessons!
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation again have curriculum for grades K-12 and are available for free with immediate download.
  • Actuarial Foundation – This four-part financial literacy program features interactive PDFs to provide high school students with hands-on experience in all phases of money management. As Freddie is only 11 we haven’t tried this, but it gets excellent reviews with parents of older children.

Let me know in the comments below which financial literacy for kids you found the most useful.

Last Updated on 18 November 2021 by homeschoolof1

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