As parents, we want to make sure we set up our kids for success. One way to help make sure our kids are ready for success and the real world is to help make sure they understand how to use money appropriately. Education is meant to help our students learn new skills and school is incredibly important, but we, as parents, can do our part to make sure our students understand finances. So in honor of April being financial literacy month, let’s play a little financial literacy BINGO!!!
Here’s your task
- Print out a card for each of your kids. Each card is designated for a different level of student—elementary, middle, and high school.
- Read through the cards and start planning with your kids. Help them learn concepts or words that they may not understand.
- Work together to complete a BINGO—either 5 across, 5 down, 5 diagonally, or go all out and complete the blackout! Your kids should complete each task and then check that off once it’s completed. You can set the pace. Maybe have them complete 1-2 a week or make it a BINGO week where they need to complete a different task each day that week.
- Once the BINGO or blackout is complete take your kids out for ice cream, let them pick out a small toy, get them a book of stickers, or buy a new book to congratulate the on a job well done!
Alternative Ways to Play
- Print an extra copy and cut out the BINGO tasks. Then have your kids blindly pull out a task that they need to complete!
- Have a parent or grandparent “assign” the task to complete.
- Make the entire month financial literacy month by having your kids complete tasks all month long for a blackout!
- Get creative and use the cards however you want this month!