At Roosterbank we aim to teach children about saving and spending in a safe, fun and engaging environment. On our site there are many money games such as Checkout Challenge that gives children practice in addition, subtraction, coin recognition and mental arithmetic.
Here we have gathered our pick of the best money games from the rest of the web.
KS1 Money Games (School Years 1 and 2)
Ages 5 – 9 years – Coin subtraction skills builder.
A virtual check out game with 3 difficulty levels. Teaches a child to work out change from purchases with coins.
Ages 5 – 8 years – Addition and value learning.
A great game from the BBC Bitesize website, introducing children to buying items by adding coins together to get a specific amount.
Age 5 – 8 years – Variety of numeracy skills.
A nice set of mini games for younger children. The games are mainly focused on familiarising children with adding coins together mentally.
KS2 Money Games (School Years 3, 4, 5, and 6)
Age 10 and over – Basic money management and budgeting
In charge of the coffe shop finances, children have to learn what to buy and how to budget accordingly.
Ages 7 and over – Addition and subtraction skills.
Helps kids practice adding and subtracting money in a novel way, by using different coloured paint tubes.
Ages 7 – 11 – Currency and money understanding skills.
Dick and Dom help kids get to grips with various types of transactions in their interactive Money Quest. There is even a great quiz to go with it here. Our favourite of the money games!
Ages 7 and over – Budgeting ability.
Kids are given instructions and then have to buy the cheapest options from a range of goods. Encourages thrifty shoppers.
Many of the money games above have been designed to help familiarise children with coin denominations and develop numeracy skills. At Roosterbank we build on these key skills and offer a structure for children to learn how to save and spend pocket money responsibly.
Please let us know if you have come across anymore money games in the comments.