Midwest Community Kids

You may not have a job yet, but chances are you’re already earning money (Birthday money, allowance, and pay from odd jobs) and spending it too. Get the financial smarts you need to manage your money wisely. It’s never too soon to start! Below are some awesome websites to help you learn about personal finance in a fun and exciting way, through game play! Have fun!

  • BizKids
    An awesome interactive site based on the popular PBS kids show where kids teach you about money and business; see clips of the show, participate in blogs, play games and read newsletters to build your financial management skills; for ages 10 through 18.
  • H.I.P. Pocket Change
    This U.S. Mint kids’ site aims to teach children about the money Americans use and its history. In its pages, youngsters can find a wealth of kid-friendly information about how coins are made, current U.S. coins, coin collecting as a hobby, and the mint itself.
  • Practical Money Skills Play
    Kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens, can learn about money and have fun at the same time on Practical Money Skills Play. This subsection of the financial literacy site Practical Money Skills features a variety of games that teach different types of money skills.
  • You Are Here
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the sponsor of You Are Here, a site that teaches kids to be smarter consumers. Aimed at fifth to eighth graders, the site is set up as an imaginary shopping mall populated by colorful cartoon teens. Kids visit different areas of the mall to learn about different financial topics.