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Downloadable education resources for educators to use with both adults and children to teach people how to manage money better
(Games, I-talk stories,  Video plays, Audio files and more…)

Game Packs

Currency Recognition Activity

This activity has been developed to help young participants recognise coins and notes. The activity is aimed at generating increased familiarisation with Australian currency. This activity allows facilitators to gather an understanding of the educational level of the children and young people they are working with by asking the group the different currencies in Australian money.
Age 4-18 / Download the instructions (.pdf)

Money Dice Game

This activity has been developed to help young participants recognise coins. The activity is aimed at generating increased familiarisation with Australian currency. Each child in the group gets a turn of rolling the money dice and is encouraged by the facilitator to call out the amount. In the second round two dice are rolled and children are encouraged to add up the amounts of the coins.
Age 4-8 / Download the instructions (.pdf)

Coin Rub Activity

This activity has been developed to help children recognise coins. Activities include a ‘coin rub’ of the correct coins into an area of an activity sheet. Activity sheets are provided to participants who place a coin under a sheet of white paper and colour over it with a crayon creating a stencilled effect. Participants are asked to colour (rub) the coins representing the nominated value onto the page. This activity generates increased familiarisation with Australian currency coins.
Age 4-11 / Download the pack (.zip)

Money Activity Worksheets

This activity has been developed to increase participants’ skills with financial vocabulary and calculations. Money Activity Worksheets can be delivered as a whole group, pairs or individually. Worksheets are chosen depending on children’s and young people’s age, grade and educational level. Facilitator follows instructions on the worksheet.
Age 4-18 / Download the pack (.zip)

Money Snap Game

Money Snap is a matching game played with a deck of paired cards. Games can be played with groups of between two and 10 players. Facilitators can use a range of decks which provide varied levels of difficulty for players. The goal is to win all of the cards. The game will assist players to identify Australian currency. Players are required to match images and numerical representation of currency. The game uses the word Money instead of the traditional Snap. A brief explanation about what a Money Bank is ( i.e. it is sometimes called a ‘piggy bank’ which is a container, which is usually sealed, and used for saving money) is an important learning outcome for the game and is the term used rather than the traditional Snap Pot . Refer to the instructions for further information.
Age 4-18 / Download the pack (.zip)

Memory Game Level I

Memory Game is also known as Concentration and is a popular family card game. It’s easy to make the game easier or more difficult, and younger players tend to be able to compete with older players because they generally excel at memory-based games. This level is played with matching pairs of cards depicting Australian currency and will develop recognition and familiarisation. This activity generates increased familiarisation with Australian currency coins.
Age 4-18 / Download the pack (.zip)

Memory Game Money Match Level II

This level is played with cards depicting Australian currency or a written representation of the amount. Five cents for example may be represented by an image of the coin or of $0.05. This will increase player’s knowledge and understanding of Australian currency while initiating animated conversations within the player group which should be encouraged. The game is played with cards which match either images or a numerical representation of the monetary value.
Age 9-18 / Download the pack (.zip)

Memory Game Money Total Level III

This level is played with cards depicting Australian currency or a written numerical representation of the currency amount. For example, five dollars and sixty cents may be represented on the cards by a number of coins, a note and coins or simply the written numerical amount $5.60. The game requires players to observe carefully, discuss and add up totals. The game will increase players’ knowledge and understanding of Australian currency while initiating animated conversations within the player group which should be encouraged.
Age 9-18 / Download the pack (.zip)

Money Dominos Game

The basic game of dominoes is used to increase familiarisation of the players with Australian currency. This activity generates increased familiarisation with Australian currency coins.
Age 4-11 / Download the pack (.zip)

Catalogue activity

This activity has been developed to assist young people to understand the difference between a need and a want as well as assist students with prioritising money expenditure and budgeting. Students are asked to pick different items out of shopping catalogues up to the value of $50.00. Students are encouraged to pick a couple of needs as well as wants. Once items have been chosen, students add up the total amounts and calculate their change. Students’ choices are then discussed among the group and conversations are encouraged about the difference of needs and wants as well as prioritising money expenditure, saving and budgeting.
Age 12-18 / Download the instructions (.pdf)

Chatterbox Game

This activity has primarily been included to engage students and help participants recognize coins and notes. Making the chatterbox from the pre-prepared template will give students exposure to Australian currency. Played in pairs and with children of different ages it will also encourage help-seeking behavior and increase the financial vocabulary of participants. It is also expected the children will play these games with adults, which too will normalize discussion about key words and concepts. Blank templates can also be used for older students to add their own words and images as required.
Age 4-18 / Download the pack (.zip)

Receipt Match Activity

This relay game provides opportunity for participants to match a poster image of an item with its receipt in a pressure situation. The game is essentially a relay race and best played in a competitive environment with two or three teams. The first team to accurately match their posters wins.
Age 4-18 / Download the pack (.zip)

Memory Game Receipt Match

Memory Game is also known as Concentration and is a popular family card game. This level is played with cards depicting items which may be purchased from local shops and receipts for the same item. Players are required to match the picture card for the item with the corresponding receipt. The game requires players to observe carefully and will generate discussion about both varieties of cards. It will increase player’s knowledge and understanding of financial transactions while initiating animated conversations within the player group which should be encouraged. The game is played in a larger group of between eight and 12 people, in a circle with large A4 sized cards which match the image of a locally purchased item and an enlarged copy of its receipt.
Age 6-18 / Download the pack (.zip)

Correct Change Activity (Web based)

Various Internet based games are available on-line each with their own challenges. When seeking to establish confidence in participants it is important to source games which instill basic concepts and reinforce a foundation of skills and too often these learning outcomes are obstructed by over the top graphics or cross-promotion. The website http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers/measuring/money/game.shtml is presented in simple form and simply ‘asks’ the participant to provide the right amount of change in a simple retail transaction. The website is based in English Pounds. The facilitator should use this opportunity to discuss ‘other countries currencies’. The on-line game is a good introduction to retail purchasing and builds confidence in an interactive experience of the exchange of goods.
Age 6-18 / Access the website

Money Dice Yahtzee

Yahtzee is a strategic and planning game. It requires players to compete against others and themselves, to think ahead, consider consequences and make choices for which there are consequences. These skills are important skills to develop when planning for your financial future. The object of Money Dice Yahtzee is to obtain the highest score from throwing five dice.
Age 9-18 / Download the pack (.zip)

Smart Board Activities

Smart Board Activities are computer based games which have been developed to assist students with identification/ familiarisation of currency and prioritising money expenditure and budgeting. There are nine different Smart Board Activities which meeta this purpose. The activities range in difficulty. The facilitator chooses activities appropriate for the group of student s/he is working with according to the instruction guide. Activities are chosen depending on the student’s age, grade and educational level.

20 Cents

Match the written numbers and amounts with the coins in the boxes. Drag to the right box. Once completed click check.
Activity suitable for grades two – four / Download the Smart Board Activity (.zip)

Adding

Match the numerical amounts with the coins in the boxes. Drag to the right box. Once completed click check.
Activity suitable for grades three – five/ Download the Smart Board Activity (.zip)

Buying Fruits

Match the numerical amounts with the coins in the boxes. Drag to the right box. Once completed click check.
Activity suitable for grades three – five / Download the Smart Board Activity (.zip)

Coin Dice

Play money. Click the dice, find the coin to match from your collection and call out the amount.
Activity suitable for grade two/ Download the Smart Board Activity (.zip)

Coin Match

Match the written amounts with the coins in the boxes. Drag to the right box. Once completed click check.
Activity suitable for grade two/ Download the Smart Board Activity (.zip)

Dollar and Coin Match

Add the numerical amounts and match with the written amounts. Drag to the right box. Once completed click check.
Activity suitable for grades three – six / Download the Smart Board Activity (.zip)

Money Match

Match the numerical amounts with the coins and notes in the boxes. Drag to the right box. Once completed click check.
Activity suitable for grades three – five / Download the Smart Board Activity (.zip)

Price & Receipt Match

Receipt Handouts x five.  Find the prices for each food item on the receipts, then drag the right numerical amounts to the right picture. Once completed click check.
Activity suitable for grades three – seven / Download the Smart Board Activity (.zip)

Snack Time

Play money and Snack Time Handout. You have $10.00 to buy the following food items. How much change will you get if you purchase one of the items with your $10.00? Put the correct change amount with each item.
Activity suitable for grades four – seven / Download the Smart Board Activity (.zip)

Banking

These links will connect you to the bank’s website where you can log in to complete online transactions.

Commonwealth Bank
Westpac Bank
St George Bank
National Australia Bank (NAB)
Traditional Credit Union

Tax

Centrelink Family Tax Benefit – A payment that helps with the cost of raising children, made up of two parts: Family Tax Benefit Part A and Part B.
Australian Taxation Office – Link to the Australian Taxation Office website including access to their latest news, forms and calculators.
Get a tax file number – Portal to the Australian Taxation Office to access information and forms on applying for a Tax File Number (TFN).
Tax calculator – You can use this calculator for an estimate of your tax refund or debt for the 2009-10 to 2011-12 income years.

Consumer Rights

ASIC – A guide to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
ICAN – The Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network provides consumer education, advocacy and financial counseling services to Indigenous consumers across the nation.

Budgeting

ASIC – A guide to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
MoneySmart – A simple guide to money from ASIC.
Money Minded – MoneyMinded is a financial education program which helps people make informed decisions about the use and management of their money.
Money Stuff – Challenges, games and quizzes to make learning about money fun.
Milbadjunga – Part of the Smart Money series that introduces people to basic concepts of money.

Money Favours (downloadable .italk file) – Recorded Audio file in Pitjantjatjara language.
 Days of Our Dollar – Video and downloadable Script.

Saving Money

MoneySmart – A simple guide to money from ASIC.
Money Minded – MoneyMinded is a financial education program which helps people make informed decisions about the use and management of their money.
Simple Savings – A simple guide to help people lower their bills with over 50,000 tips on how to save money.
Money Stuff – Challenges, games and quizzes to make learning about money fun.
Finance NineMSN – Provides the latest news and expert advise in the finance industry.
Milbadjunga – Part of the Smart Money series that introduces people to basic concepts of money.

Christmas Saving (downloadable .italk file) – Recorded Audio file in Pitjantjatjara language.
Listen online Intjalki Saving (or download the .mp3 file) – Recorded Audio file in Pitjantjatjara language.
The Three Little Piggy Banks – Video and downloadable Script.

Government Payments

Centrelink Baby Bonus – A payment made in 13 fortnightly instalments that helps with the costs of a newborn baby or adopted child.
Centrelink Dad & Partner Pay – Supports dads or partners caring for a baby or who adopt a child on or after 1 January 2013 with up to two weeks government-funded pay if you’re on unpaid leave from work or are not working.
Centrelink Family Tax Benefit Part A and Part B – A payment that helps with the cost of raising children, made up of two parts: Family Tax Benefit Part A and Part B.
Centrelink Schoolkids Bonus – A payment to help families with education costs. It replaces the Education Tax Refund (ETR) you used to claim through your tax return.
Centrelink Single income family supplement – Help to families with one primary earner to meet everyday expenses following the introduction of a carbon price.
Centrelink Youth Allowance – Financial help for young people who are studying full time, undertaking a full-time Australian apprenticeship, training, looking for work or sick.
Centrelink ABSTUDY – Help with costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who are studying or undertaking an Australian apprenticeship.
Centrelink Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme – Help for parents and carers of primary or secondary students who cannot go to an appropriate state school because of geographical isolation, disability or special health need.
Centrelink Remote Area Allowance – Financial help if you receive certain income support payments and live in a remote area.

Superannuation

ASIC – A guide to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
Finding Lost Superannuation – Link to the Australian Taxation Office “Super Seeker” website to help you identify and locate any lost superannuation funds.
National Information Centre for Retirement Investments – Here you will find information, tools and calculators to help you make an informed investment decision.

Employment

Jobs, Education and Training Assistance – Helps with the cost of approved child care for eligible parents undertaking activities such as job search, work, study, training or undertaking rehabilitation to enter, or re-enter the workforce as part of an Employment Pathway Plan or Participation Plan.
Seek – Australia’s number one leading site for jobs, employment, careers and recruitment.
Indigenous Employment Program – The Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) aims to increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their communities and employers through employment, business support and economic development activities.
South Australia Aboriginal Employment Program – This website contains programs offered by the community and the state and Commonwealth governments to support employers to employ and retain Aboriginal people
Aboriginal Job Seekers – The Aboriginal Employment Strategy provides individually tailored assistance to help Indigenous job seekers prepare for, gain and retain jobs.

Debts and Bills

My Credit File – Business solutions and programs to improve your credit profile
Financial Counselling Australia – Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) is the peak body for financial counsellors in Australia.
Loan Shark (downloadable .italk file) – Recorded Audio file in Pitjantjatjara language.
Deal or No Good Deal – Video and downloadable Script.