Collection: Money Smart

Budgeting Fun

Helps students improve their financial literacy and maths skills.

  • Year 7-8
  • 1-5 hrs
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ schools

Buying Faulty Goods

This one-hour lesson is a fun introduction for students to consumer protection laws that protect them when buying goods and services. Students will use classroom currency to buy resources, make a product using faulty resources and assess consumer responses.

  • Year 5-8
  • 1 hour
  • Social Sciences
  • Free to NZ schools

Financial Behaviours

This one-hour lesson helps students to understand that people choose to make financial decisions in different ways. Students will examine their own financial behaviours and compare these with others in the class.

  • Year 5-8
  • 1 hour
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ schools

Grandad's Letter

In this one-hour financial education lesson, Peter has been invited to holiday with his grandparents in Brisbane. Students will create a holiday plan and budget for Peter, and be introduced to exchange rates.

  • Year 6-8
  • 1 hour
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Free to NZ schools

Holiday Big Week Out

Students create a budget for a family holiday

  • Year 5-8
  • 1-5 hrs
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ teachers

How Can We Value Money

This one-hour financial education lesson helps students learn to make financially responsible decisions. They will also discuss what we mean by the phrase ‘value for money’, and learn about key concepts such as goods, services, choices and substitutes.

  • Year 3-4
  • 1 hour
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ schools

Jack's Cashbook Story

Jack’s Cashbook Story is a one-hour financial education lesson. It is perfect for students at Level 2 of the curriculum. Students read the story and then complete activities to improve their financial capability.

  • Year 3-4
  • 1 hour
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ schools

Jack's New Skateboard

Ten year old Jack is saving for a new skateboard. In this lesson, students will explore the concepts of assets and net worth, and will see how Jack’s knowledge, skills and values enable him to achieve his financial goals.

  • Year 3-6
  • 1 hour
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ schools

Jack's Story

This one-hour financial education lesson helps primary students learn about earning, spending and saving. Students will meet Jack and learn how people can earn money. They will also create a wall display using the supplied templates and their own work.

  • Year 1-4
  • 1 hour
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ schools

Our Notes and Coins

Our Notes and Coins is a one-hour lesson that helps your students learn about the designs on our currency and their cultural and historical importance to New Zealanders. This lesson suits students working at Level 1 of the curriculum.

  • Year 1-4
  • 1 hour
  • Social Sciences
  • Free to NZ schools

Dollars and Cents Quiz

Help your students understand key financial concepts in this fun daily quiz. Five short activities for students to learn about earning, spending, saving, sharing and investing.

  • Year 7-8
  • One Hour
  • Cross-curricular
  • Free to NZ schools