Idaho Department of Finance

Welcome to the Kids Section

Welcome to the Idaho Department of Finance's Kids Section. You'll find fun and educational links for kids, teens and adults in this section.

Kids

  • Money Smart for Young People, a resource provided by the FDIC in partnership with the CFPB, is a series of lesson plans for teachers and resources for parents to help them teach children about managing money. The free resources are designed to improve financial education and decision-making skills among young people from pre-K through age 20.
    For teachers:
    https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/education/torc/External Link
    For parent and caregivers:
    https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/money-as-you-grow/External Link
  • Jump$tart.comExternal Link
  • CreditUnionsRock.comExternal Link - a great site for teens to learn about Credit Unions
  • US Mint's Kids ZoneExternal Link
  • FDIC Learning BankExternal Link
  • Second Life Virtual WorldExternal Link - University of Idaho Extension - Idahonia is the University of Idaho’s presence in the Second Life® universe. Second Life® is a multi-user real-time virtual community that is built and supported by its residents. Please note: After creating an account with Second Life® you will need to create an avatar.
  • Investor.govExternal Link - Classroom Resources: A collection of resources aimed at educating students about investing their money for a sizable return in the stock market
  • U.S. CurrencyExternal Link - Youth Education Resources: A government website equipped with free tools and resources aimed at educating students about U.S. currency
  • Understanding TaxesExternal Link - Teacher Resources: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides a financial literacy program on taxes.
  • Thirteen EdExternal Link - Educator Resources: With Thirteen Ed, public television provides an extensive list of educator resources equipped with lesson plans geared towards financial literacy.
  • Financial LiteracyExternal Link - Teach It!: A compendium of financial literacy lesson plans from the Wisconsin Education Communications Board that direct educators to the core material aimed at helping them teach each standard
  • Treasury DirectExternal Link - Money Math and Lessons for Life: A four-lesson supplement to a full blown financial literacy curriculum program.
  • Junior AchievementExternal Link - Money Management Modules: Junior Achievement empowers educators and students with sound money management modules.
  • Learn About Money and Credit on USA.govExternal Link
  • Lesson plans to teach kids about money and taxesExternal Link

Teens

  • Consumer JungleExternal Link - Promoting Consumer Literacy for Young Adults
  • YoungBiz.comExternal Link - A site with articles, profiles, interviews, and letters dealing with young entrepreneurs.

Games

  • USMintExternal Link - Learn how money is made and play a number of different games.