Resources for Kids
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.
KidsMoney 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.
Parent and caregivers:
A great site for teens to learn about Credit Unions
- US Mint's Kids Zone
- FDIC Learning Bank
- Second Life Virtual World
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.
- U.S. Currency
Youth Education Resources: A government website equipped with free tools and resources aimed at educating students about U.S. currency
- Understanding Taxes
Teacher Resources: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides a financial literacy program on taxes.
- Thirteen Ed
Educator Resources: With Thirteen Ed, public television provides an extensive list of educator resources equipped with lesson plans geared towards financial literacy.
- Financial Literacy
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 Direct
Money Math and Lessons for Life: A four-lesson supplement to a full blown financial literacy curriculum program.
- Junior Achievement
Money Management Modules: Junior Achievement empowers educators and students with sound money management modules.
- Learn About Money and Credit on USA.gov
- Lesson plans to teach kids about money and taxes
- Consumer Jungle
Promoting Consumer Literacy for Young Adults
A site with articles, profiles, interviews, and letters dealing with young entrepreneurs.
Learn how money is made and play a number of different games.