Please try to post activities and links in the appropriate category to help with organization.
All Ages / Teacher Resources
US Mint Teacher Lesson Plans If you only visit one resource - visit here! The H.I.P. site for kids is amazing and there are lessons for every age and topic! The student interactives are really cute and easy to use.
http://www.econedlink.org/educator/
ECONEDLINK is a free web-based library of economics and personal finance lesson plans for teachers and their students. The site includes over 600 lessons, searchable by grade level, concept and economic standard. The lesson plans include both teacher and student versions.

Wow Zone a comprehensive, online financial education program for students in grades K-12. Lesson plans for educators are correlated to the National Standards. The program also provides animated stories and games for kids, tips for parents and a Virtual Stock Market Game for young investors.


Early Education - Very Basic Topics
Three by Five
THRIVE BY FIVE is a series of simple activities and resources for parents and professionals who work with preschool children. The parent-and-child tested ideas help young children learn how money works, what money can do, and how a family uses money. Among the topics are: having fun does not have to cost money, and when money is spent, it is gone.

Saving Salvador - Printable Coloring Book (must print at home - currently blocked by lightspeed)
SAVING SALVATORE is a downloadable coloring book specially made for preschoolers, kindergartners, and younger children to learn about the importance of saving money. The website has further ideas that compliment the coloring book, such as how to make a savings bank out of recycled or found objects.
Early Primary Grades (K-2nd)
Saving Song YouTube
SAVE is a FREE music video located online at YouTube that invites children to start saving and setting goals. The video shares several reasons why saving is important.

Money Vocabulary Match Interactive vocabulary matching game - level and topic can be set.

The Penny
THE PENNY kit helps young students learn coin values and exchanges, simple addition with coins, recognition of coin combinations equaling other coins; and historical interviews about items that could be purchased for one cent. The kit includes a powerpoint presentation, an activity sheet and a penny fact sheet.

Middle Primary Grades (2nd-3rd)
Saving Song YouTube
SAVE is a FREE music video located online at YouTube that invites children to start saving and setting goals. The video shares several reasons why saving is important.

Zillions (currently parked -- access it at home -- a request to "unpark" has been made)
Zillions Online (Consumer Reports online for kids) replaces Zillions magazine with a life-skills website kids can access for free. Zillions Online Class Support: Teachers may register to receive email notification of new features and special classroom participation projects as well as student worksheets to guide web use and learning.

Berenstain Bears Toy Craze
In this lesson, students use the book, THE BERENSTAIN BEARS' MAD, MAD, MAD TOY CRAZE to learn about spending, collecting, opportunity cost, saving, and speculating.

Meet Molly: American Girl Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students look at saving and spending decisions in 1944 through the eyes of Molly, a nine-year-old growing up during World War II. The lesson uses MEET MOLLY, AN AMERICAN GIRL, a book by Valerie Tripp.

Kermit the Hermit Lesson Plan
This lesson plan examines decisions about spending and saving. The lesson uses the children's book, KERMIT THE HERMIT by Bill Peet. Also includes rhyming.

Berenstain Bears Trouble With Money
This lesson teaches about earning, spending, and saving using the children's book, The BERENSTAIN BEARS' TROUBLE WITH MONEY.

http://www.orangekids.com/
PLANET ORANGE is a free, online program that promotes financial literacy and allows kids and their parents to explore basic financial topics such as saving, budgeting, investing and spending. The site includes a Teachers Resource Center which provides 18 downloadable lesson plans, and a Curriculum Matrix to assist teachers with their state standards related to personal finance.

Money Vocabulary Match Interactive vocabulary matching game - level and topic can be set.

Upper Primary Grades (4th-5th)
PBS Kids Don't Buy It This is a fun site that gives the scoop on tricks that advertisers play on young people. It features interactive lessons that your kids and you will find fascinating as you uncover the secrets of advertising.

The Mint
Teaches basic economic principles to middle and high school students, teachers, and parents.

The Stock Market Game
The Stock Market Game (SMG) is an interactive and interdisciplinary educational program that stimulates learning about economics and personal finance. It consists of a 10 to 15-week stock market simulation that allows participants to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in the stock market. Curricula and lesson plans specific to the stock market game are available to participating teachers.

Elementary School Workbook Printable pdf designed to help teach basic financial principles to elementary students.

Zillions (currently parked -- access it at home -- a request to "unpark" has been made)
Zillions Online (Consumer Reports online for kids) replaces Zillions magazine with a life-skills website kids can access for free. Zillions Online Class Support: Teachers may register to receive email notification of new features and special classroom participation projects as well as student worksheets to guide web use and learning

Money Math: Lessons for Life
Four lesson plans designed to teach middle-school mathematics students about personal finance. Lesson 1: percents, saving, compound interest. Lesson 2: measurements, expenses, budgets. Lesson 3: applying data, problem solving, earning income, taxes. Lesson 4: using computer spreadsheets, budgeting.


Reality Check
REALITY CHECK is an online calculator that tells students how much income they will need when they are on their own to support the lifestyle they want. Students fill out a checklist of lifestyle wants, including choice of shelter, transportation, food, utilities, entertainment and personal items. Then REALITY CHECK tells how much income and level of education that will be needed, and lists a few jobs that fall into the desired pay scale.

Stone Fox Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students use the book, STONE FOX, to learn about income, capital, saving, taxes, and credit.

Hands On Banking Cartoon interactive
The lessons are correlated with selected national education standards for math, personal finance, and economics.

Fed Facts - Money Q & A Game
Test your knowledge of U.S. currency.

Money Vocabulary Match Interactive vocabulary matching game - level and topic can be set.

FedVille Interactive town meant to teach about money and the federal bank system.

Pursuit! On the Trail of Economic Growth
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Designed for both individual and classroom learning, this entertaining search game makes use of the Economic Adventure web site’s timeline of New England economic history. Players embark on “trails” that explore three different time periods in “pursuit” of answers to questions that show how economic growth occurs.

Show Business: The Economic$ of Entertainment Show Business is the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s learning activity on economics and the entertainment industry. Our goal is to provide an additional tool for teaching and learning about basic economic concepts. We’ve even managed to sneak in some economic history.

Peanuts & CrackerjacksPeanuts & Crackerjacks provides, through a simulated baseball game, an interactive introduction into the economics of professional team sports.

You Are Here
FTC MICROSITE FOR KIDS takes kids to the virtual shopping mall where they find games and activities that let them experience advertising, competition, and the mission of the Federal Trade Commission. Animated guides help kids navigate through fun activities with lessons embedded. Teachers find fact sheets with background information and activities to reinforce the main messages.

Feed the Pig Interactive
FEED THE PIG FOR TWEENS is a math-based curriculum to introduce 9-11 year old students to responsible financial decision making, including sound saving and spending habits.

Higher Level - Teens & Parents
www.USA.gov
USA.gov is the U.S. Government's official web portal. USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. Government information and services on the web.

Kids' Money for Parents Articles about allowance how to's and more.


College

CNN Money
http://rss.cnn.com/rss/money_pf_college.rss
At this CNNMoney.com link you’ll find a variety of articles for parents who are planning for college

College Parents of America
http://www.collegeparents.org/cpa/index.html
http://www.collegeparents.org/cpa/deals.html
At College Parents of America parents will find a variety of resources to help with college planning

Family Education
http://school.familyeducation.com/college-finance/29725.html
At this link on the Family Education website you’ll find an interesting article on paying and planning for college

FinAid
http://www.finaid.org/savings/tips.phtml
On the FinAid website you’ll find tips for parents on saving for college

National Association of Personal Advisors
http://www.napfa.org/tips_tools/articles.asp?SUBCATEGORY_ID=8&CATEGORY_ID=8
On the National Association of Personal Advisors website you’ll find tips and articles for parents who are planning for college

SavingforCollege.com
http://www.savingforcollege.com
At SavingforCollege.com you’ll find a variety of information on college saving plans like 529s and the Coverdell ESA as well as other related information

Scholarships Around the U.S.
http://www.scholarships-ar-us.org/student-parent.htm
On the Scholarships Around the U.S. website you’ll find tips and resources for parents and students on saving for and attending college