Money games for kids

Understanding cash flow, the importance of saving and planning for unforeseen events are a few of the financial lessons that your child can learn when playing some money games. Here is a few suggestion that you can tailor to fit their age and interest:

  1. Play store with real money: Set up a store, take turns to be the customer and the shop owner, pay with real money and give change.
  2. Keep a container for all your coins and count them together before depositing it into their account each month.
  3. Give your kids a budget and let them buy gifts when there is a birthday or special event.
  4. Play board games like Monopoly and The Allowance Game.
  5. Use a pocket money manager app like Roosterbank with your child and let them manage their own pocket money in a fun way.

Interesting fact:
Momentum created a financial literacy board game, Making Money Matter, aimed at school going learners. This board game and financial literacy programme was implemented with great success in several high schools during 2015.

You might want to read about these money lessons for primary school kids.