9 best kid games about money and investing

9 best kid games about money and investing

1. Learning Resources Money Activity Set, 102 Pieces


  • Age: 5 – 8 years
  • Realistic bills and coins will help your child learn how to add, subtract and make change.
  • Help kids Develop skills like Money identification, Counting, Fine motor skills, Self-help and Problem solving
  • Appropriate for beginning learners and more advanced students
  • Set Includes 40 Plastic coins, 40 Play bills, 8 Double-sided price tags, 12 Double-sided money puzzle cards. Pretend bills measure 6.25″ x 2.625″, pretend coins range from .80″ (penny) – .995″ (quarter)

Learning Resources Money Activity Set, Age 5+

Great for homeschoolers!
Another really great product!! This is perfect for teaching money skills and it makes it fun! The money looks so real so Lennon really feels like she’s playing with “adult” money! Haha! It has a money matching puzzle, a money game, and price tags. Lennon already loves playing “store” with her cash register, which is also Learning Resources brand, so this just makes it even more of a learning opportunity for her! I highly recommend not only this company but this product! This will be really great for our homeschooling, but it’s great for everyone!

Great for learning about money and value
I have had this for some time now and my daughter and I have been using it to help aid her in life skills. With all of us being home and teaching our kiddos it’s one of the things she really needs to learn.
Overall I find it easy for her to tell me the difference between the nickel and the quarter, she was able to identify the two. To me, that is a challenge even with real money.
I like that it comes with items and price games too.

2. Play Money for kids – Looks Real Play Money


  • Age: 5+
  • Contains: Bills, Coins, Credit & Debit Cards and Checkbook
  • These high quality pretend money bills, coins, cards and checks help teach your kids how to count and interact with money in the real world…without having to risk your real hard earned dollars.
  • Help us teach this generation of kids that learning is fun while empowering kids everywhere to climb to new heights and a brighter future.
Play Money for kids – Looks Real Play Money Age 5+

This is the first review I make in which I include photos and video, I tried to include the most information possible. I personally had a hard time finding the right product to buy for teaching purposes for my 6 year old, he just turned six 2 days ago and I thought it was the perfect time to teach him to handle money. The full review is in the video, I made it as best as I could, hope it helps you, but I just have to say I recommend this product, it is a great tool and the quality is also great, the only thing I would add would be to have 50 cent and 1 dollar coins added, other than that, its pretty good and it looks really close to the real thing.

3. Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game


  • AGE: 7+
  • MONEY GAME FOR KIDS: Players collect, count, and exchange money all the way to the finish line
  • MONEY SKILLS: Learn valuable money skills through fun game play
  • PLAY MONEY: Includes game board with spinner, 100 plastic coins, play bills, markers, and dice
  • PLAY MONEY SET: Pretend bills measure 6.25″ x 2.625″, pretend coins range from .80″ (penny) – .995″ (quarter).

Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game Age 7+

Excellent fun game kids ask to play.

This with

  • Sum Swamp are great for 4 to 8 year olds and
  • MoneyWise is great for 6 year olds and up.
  • Monopoly Junior at 5 or 6 and
  • Monopoly at 8. Age 12 start playing Cash Flow (buy it used on craigslist or ebay- it’s an aswesome game but no need to pay over $100 new for it!

That will teach them all about return on investments and seeing opportunities and how to calculate risk). Wish these had been around when I was a kid. Just playing these and reading a few books like the Tuttle Twins and working up to Rich Dad Poor Dad should set kids up wtih a fiscally successful life with respect for what money is and can do when they manage money instead of money managing them. Once they learn to have money work for them instead of them work for money they have financial freedom. Money Monster Money Master is a great book for parents to read as well and has great lessons for ages 4 to 16.

4. Melon Rind Clumsy Thief Money Game


  • AGE: 8+
  • GAME-CHANGING FUN : A hilarious game of give and take where kids develop confidence and solid math skills. Every player has fun as cards are constantly changing hands!
  • EASY TO LEARN: Players look at their dealt hand for any two cards that add to $100 to make money stacks. Money stacks can be taken from other players if a player has a card in his hand that makes $100 when added to the top card of an opponent’s stack. Thief cards also snatch stacks. Jail cards stop Thief cards. All players are actively adding and snatching. The player with the most money wins!
  • FUN FOR ALL: 3-6 players, ages 8+, 15 minutes
  • CONTENTS: 93 colorful cards and illustrated rules

Melon Rind Clumsy Thief Money Game Age+8

My son (age 6, good at math) loves math and money, so I thought he’d like this game. He LOVES it. We brought it to a friend’s house yesterday and the two kids played it for ages, and his friend (age 7) kept asking his parents if they could get it for him. I’m not really a game person, but even I like this one! It’s quick, entertaining, and the speed with which the money changes sides means you can’t focus too long on whether you’re winning or losing (which can sometimes trip up my son, who is still learning to be a good sport). It’s good math practice, and encourages quick reflexes. I also like that it’s fun for 2 players, or for a group — the 2 player game just moves slower, which works well for younger kids.

5. The Learning Journey: Kids Bank Play Money Set


  • AGE: 5+
  • KEY FEATURES – The Kids Bank Play Money Set provides hours of fun role-playing and spending pretend cash and coins, and when finished, store it all in a reusable plastic tray. Includes more than $5,000 in play money in assorted dollar bills and coins. Measures 8.6” long x 1.6” wide x 12” high, weighs .9 lb. Ages 5+ years.
  • EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS – Promotes thinking and learning, counting and math skills, develops money management skills, and encourages imagination.
  • SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS – Improves fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Helps develop problem-solving abilities by encouraging your child to concentrate when counting. Provides hours of interactive learning fun.
The Learning Journey: Kids Bank Play Money Set Age 5+

We purchased this set to use with our two daughters ages 8 and 5. It’s part of our behavior and reward system. The girls earn money for doing chores and we reward them with this money. They love it because they get to earn money and we love it because if they lose it it’s not real money.

It’s great quality… the paper is nice and thick and doesn’t see like it will tear after being handled a few times. The coins are made of a nice thick plastic as well. The pictures on the bills and coins match the same people on real money but no one will mistake these for real. There are plenty of each bill and coin, certainly enough for my daughters to earn for allowance and or even to play store. My daughters are learning about money and this is the perfect set.

I love the tray that it came in because it holds everything nicely. I wish the lid stayed on better or acted more like a cover to a pull out drawer. There are two little plastic pieces that cover the pennies and the quarters that have to be inserted perfectly or the lid won’t close right. It’s a little annoying but nothing that would not make me purchase it again. I would give it 5 stars if the tray was improved to not need those two extra little plastic pieces. Skip the dollar store junk and buy this you won’t be sorry.

5. Learning advantage Managing My Allowance Money Game


  • AGE: 8+
  • HELP KIDS BECOME MATH SMART — In this fun game, kids need to save for college as they take advantage of sales and make smart financial decisions. The winner has the most college savings!
  • DESIGNED FOR MULTIPLE SKILL LEVELS — Included in the instructions booklet are two variations of gameplay that involve different budgeting skills.
  • LEARN REAL WORLD BUDGET SKILLS — Players will learn wants vs needs as they manage their allowance and wages from real world tasks.
  • GREAT FOR PRACTICAL AND SOCIAL LEARNING — Managing My Allowance caters to children who need to hold physical money, rather than learn through textbooks. It’s a highly useful, hands-on money game, which will keep kids motivated to learn!
  • EDUCATIONAL FAMILY FUN — Create lasting memories for your family. Everyone can learn (or relearn) banking concepts along the way!
  • IDEAL ELEMENTARY RESOURCE — Teach financial literacy to children in grades 3 and up. This allowance game is perfect for 2-4 players aged 8+.
  • included components: Game Board with Spinner, Instructions, Financial Record, Bills, Coins, 4 Pawns

Learning advantage Managing My Allowance Money Game Age 8+

6. Educational Money Counting Game for Kids


  • AGE: 6+
  • FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: Teach children to count money with a fun game the entire family can enjoy! Parents will enjoy this game as much as their children.
  • OBJECTIVE: The goal is to play all of your cards first. You can discard cards by matching the color of the last card played, by matching the currency value (play a penny on a penny), or by making EXACT CHANGE. Making exact change allows you to discard multiple cards that add up to the value of the last card played.

Educational Money Counting Game for Kids Age 6+

Used with 1st through 3rd grade – students love it. Be sure to read the instructions and start simple. Remove all the special cards – wild, bank withdrawal, etc – until the students are comfortable with the flow of the game. If they have played UNO they will pick up this game quickly. Then add in special cards a few at a time at the 1st-grade level. Found 2nd and 3rd picked up using special cards really fast. They also were always looking at their hands to figure out ways to make exact change.

PS: I had introduced coins – penny, nickel, dime, & quarter as well as their values – to 1st graders way before we used the card game. Initially, the game reinforced values and coin recognition for the 1st graders – later in the year they started to understand the exact change part of the game.

7. Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register


  • AGE: 3+
  • CASH REGISTER FOR KIDS: Working solar-powered calculator and pretend cash register
  • ENCOURAGE MONEY & MATH SKILLS: Includes 30 actual-size pretend bills, 40 plastic coins, pretend credit card, and activity guide. Pretend bills measure 6.25″ x 2.625″, pretend coins range from .80″ (penny) – .995″ (quarter)
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register Age 3+

We needed something for keeping track of money at the snack bar at our middle school dance. Since real cash registers run $80 or more on Anazon, we gave this a shot. The real calculator helped add up oddly priced, large purchases quickly and the real-money sized drawer made it an ideal spot for the cash. I was a bit worried about the color, but the kids all thought the pink was whmsical and fun. The Student Council is considering investing in 1-2 more for the school!

8. Stock Exchange Game Family Friendly board game


  • Ages 10+ to adult / 2-6 Players
  • No Stock Knowledge needed to have a Great Time!!!!!
  • 3 Levels of Play – Family Friendly, Strategy level, and Teams Play
  • No financial, economics, or heavy math required
Stock Exchange Game Family Friendly board game Age 10+

I think this was designed very well. I think the concept is basically 1 round around the board is a year. You accumulate Stocks and Bonds so you can retire. It gives people a basic understanding on how stocks work. And it’s fun! It’s not crazy complicated. My 12-year-old was able to pick it up for the most part the first time through. Start with the “Family” rules before doing the “Advanced” rules. Also, it’s worth reading through the rules (not long) and the youtube videos. Unlike Monopoly, you aren’t necessarily playing against each other (I mean you are but you’re not). What I mean is, you could technically be multiple players when you play this game. For example, you are not paying each other rent/money/etc. and although your decisions affect the market price and what others buy, you don’t directly interact with each player. Hard to explain, but if this game looks cool to you, then you should give it a shot.

9. Grandpa Beck’s Cover Your Assets Card Game


  • AGE: 7+
  • GRANDPA BECK KNOWS BEST: A passion for family time inspires these gamemakers
  • CLASSIC STRATEGY GAME: Competitive play where the 1st to reach 1M in assets wins.
Grandpa Beck’s Cover Your Assets Card Game

My best friend came to visit with her family and we played this game together for days. When they left and after I waved them goodbye I came back in to find my friend had used a piece of paper and wrapped the game up as a present and wrote a lovely thank you note on the paper. BEST. GIFT. EVER!

We’ve purchase about 5-6 of this game. We lamanited a copy to send with my daughter to swim meets. We sent a couple sets with my daughter when she went to college. Everyone loves Cover Your Assets!

We also enjoy all of Grandpa Beck’s games. When we met him we felt like he was a celebrity because we talked about him so much.

The cards, case and directions are sturdy and well made – they won’t last in a swim meet though 😉

We bought 20+ grandpa Becks games for our neighbor Christmas gifts this year. It felt so good to know #1 I didn’t have to make treats, #2 My neighbors didn’t have to have more treats around to tempt them, and #3 that they were getting something that bonds families and builds traditions.

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