MyBnk has collated a list of our most essential financial education free resources for young people aged 7 to 25.
The lockdown offers an opportunity for adults to help their children tackle topics they may have lacked the time, confidence or skills to address. For young adults, who are particularly vulnerable to the current economic fallout, we have an emergency money guide to navigate the Covid-19 disruption.
These select choices from our award winning programmes cover saving and budgeting, jargon busting and enterprise and youth fronted support videos for various Key Stages (KS)*:
- Story of Money KS2 Comic Book & Video – Money has changed greatly over the years. This whiteboard, video and poster activity helps young people to learn about its past, present, and future by describing the development of money over time. Download.
- Family money skills App KS2 – Nine digital pathways that teach young people the value of money and improve family money skills and habits through videos, virtual shopping, back-to-school tasks, storytelling and ‘demotivators’ that highlights excessive spending.Download from the App Store.
- Saving voxpops KS2 – A video of voxpops asking young people ‘Why do you save?’. This video can be used as a starter for a discussion with Primary School students about the benefits of savings. Link.
- Top tenner tips KS2-3 – Help young people to be wiser with their money, with this snappy tips sheet. Download.
- MyBnk Recommends: Tax Facts KS2-5 – Videos designed to teach young people about tax. Teachers’ packs with lesson plans are available on the Times Educational Supplement website (search for TES Tax Facts). Link.
- Budget With MyBnk KS3 – A 30 minute budgeting activity which uses video case studies of young people to present a budgeting challenge. Download.
- Money Dilemmas KS3 – This 30 min activity explores mini case studies of young people with money problems – get your teens to help them solve them! Download.
- Saver / Spender Snappy Starters KS3 – Are you a super saver, savvy spender or spendaholic? Download.
- My Money KS3 – Discussion and quiz based exercises, designed to get young people to consider the importance of deals, feelings and individual circumstances when spending and saving. Download.
- OMG Celeb Money Quiz KS3-4 – What kind of celeb saver / spender are you? A fun and topical quiz for 11-14 year olds probing attitudes and behaviours around personal finance issues such as saving and spending. Using celebrity examples and some maths, the resource allows teachers to explore students reasoning and perceptions on value, goals and the emotional side of money. Download.
- Money Word Search KS3-4 – Help young people familiarise themselves with common financial terminology with this nifty word search. Download.
- Financial Jargon Buster KS3-5 – A handy one pager breaking down everyday financial jargon for young people. Download.
- Enterprise Word Search KS3-5 – Help young people familiarise themselves with common enterprise terminology with this nifty word search. Download.
- My Choice KS4 – Quizzes and discussion based activities designed to get young people thinking about earning, spending and saving money. Download.
- Ideas Generator KS4-5 – A 30-60 min activity that can be done on its own, or to kick start an enterprise project. It gets groups to work together and get those business ideas flowing! Download.
- University Budgeting KS5 – Great activity for sixth formers considering university – this activity allows them to ‘step into being a uni student’ and calculate the costs of their lifestyle. Download.
- Next Steps Booklet KS5 – Useful information for prospective students. Download.
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- KS2 = 7-11 years old.
- KS3 = 11-14 years old.
- KS4 = 14-16 years old.
- KS5 = 16-18 years old.