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By Leslie Jones, CFPB

We’re the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a U.S. government agency dedicated to making sure you are treated fairly by banks, lenders and other financial institutions.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently updated their youth financial education activities with the new national standards for personal financial education. You can browse 270 free, easy-to-use financial literacy activities designed to support students along their journey to financial well-being. You’ll find activities for all school subjects and grade levels, along with step-by-step teacher guides and student materials, so you don’t have to be a financial expert to use them. Student materials are fillable PDF files – no printing necessary. The CFPB’s youth financial education resources are based on the building blocks of financial capability, a research-based framework to teach students at different developmental stages the skills and knowledge associated with adult financial well-being. For seamless ways to incorporate more financial education into your instructional time, get started today.

More of what we offer:

  • searchable database of 270 stand-alone activities — on topics such as becoming an entrepreneur and paying for college — that can be adapted and used by teachers of any subject.
  • The building blocks provide a framework and effective strategies to teach students at different development stages the skills and knowledge associated with adult financial well-being. You can use this framework to identify financial literacy priorities, develop promising teaching techniques, and refine existing programs and resources.
  • Money as You Grow – Activities and conversation starters for parents and caregivers. There is no need to be a money expert—the tips and activities here can help children’s money skills, habits, and attitudes grow.
  • Money as You Grow Bookshelf  –  A set of parent guides that when paired with reading the book can allow a parent to build on the time they may already be spending on reading with their child.  This helps parents and caregivers bring money topics to life through storytime.
  • Money Monsters stories and a chapter book for elementary and middle school students. The Money Monsters are a group of creatures who are new to our universe and are learning ideas, habits, and activities that they will need as they grow up and manage their own money.
  • A Review of youth financial education: Effects and evidence This report can help education policymakers, program leaders, financial educators, and academic researchers make evidence-informed policy, programming, and resourcing decisions about school-based financial education.
New to CFPB!

The CFPB has tools and resources for teachers, administrators, and community leaders who help students build financial knowledge, skills, and habits. Integrating financial education throughout a child’s K–12 experience can help to reach tomorrow’s consumers at pivotal points in their early financial lives. Below are links to CFPB resources currently available through the Jump$tart Clearinghouse.

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Attention teachers and parents! Check out @CFPB classroom activities for all grades K-12 and our Money Monsters to help your students develop financial literacy.

Leslie Jones

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