Financial Literacy Resources & ActivitiesTypically, during April we celebrate Youth & Financial Literacy Month with events happening in schools and branches. Due to current circumstances all events have been canceled. However, we created a list of helpful resources for parents and teachers to help educate youth on the importance of being financially literate.
Nancy Carlson is a Minnesota local Author & Illustrator of more than 60 published children’s books. Her books all contain positive messages that gently remind children what is right and how to be kind.
Over the years, Nancy & UECU have partnered on many readings in schools around the Twin-Cities. The readings have always contained an element of Financial Literacy with a reading of “Start Saving Henry” and a discussion of saving. This year, Nancy agreed to do a reading and art lesson on video for UECU to share. Thank you, Nancy, for your continued support.
Online Financial Literacy Resources
- MnCU Jr Financial Education App: Teaches simple money concepts through tools for kids to manage their money and financial games for ages 2 to 12.
- Biz Kids: financial literacy and work readiness for children ages 6 to 12.
- MyMoney.Gov: the Department of the Treasury prepared report highlighting the importance of financial literacy and education for all Americans and identifies ways to improve the delivery of financial education.
- Resources for Teachers
- Resources for Youth
- Practical Money Skills: Wide variety of resources for all grade levels K – 12, including special needs.
- Lesson Plans for Teachers
- BestPrep: play The Stock Market Game with kids while they’re at home and want to learn to invest.
- National Youth Involvement Board: Financial Literacy resources available.
- Jump$tart: Allows you to search based on subject/topic and age. PDF of resources created by Jump$tart.
- University of Minnesota: Financial Literacy for families.
- Minnesota Council for Economic Education: Distance Learning Resources
- National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
Miscellaneous Curriculum for Distance Learning
- Education.com: An Educational platform for parents and teachers of pre-k through 5th grade kids. Support your kids learning journey with games, worksheets and more that help children practice key skills.
- Scholastic: A website to support families and teachers while navigating school closures. This virtual learning hub is meant to support your child's virtual lesson plans.
- University of Minnesota Extension: Creates and supports positive non-formal learning opportunities for youth. Fosters resilient, healthy and secure futures for families and seniors.
- St. Paul Library: Resources for Online learning, Virtual learning, E-books, magazines, music, and research.
- Hennepin County Library: Learning resources.
- Science Museum of Minnesota: Fun and Simple Spring Break Science Experiments for all ages.
- Netflix Learning Resources 5 options that will educate and entertain your kids: Article from CUInsight.
- National Public Radio (NPR): A list of services that are being offered for free while everyone is practicing social distancing. This list includes free workout video classes to online educational classes for adults!
- Arts Education - Beyond the Stage: Offering online art entertainment for all ages.
- Pinterest board with distance learning ideas.
- Shake Up Learning: 70 apps that integrate with Google Classroom.