Take a trip to MoneyIsland™! This free, online game was designed for kids ages 8 to 14. Players go on fun, exotic adventures while learning money management skills that can serve them throughout their lives! 

The game was developed by an award-winning teacher, and it meets national standards for financial literacy. Parents, teachers, and guardians can play too! What are you waiting for? Start exploring now!

Details
  • Free, online game
  • Multiple adventures in exotic locations
  • For kids ages 8 to 14 (grown-ups can play too!)
  • Kids learn financial fundamentals while having fun
  • Real-life passport helps kids track their progress
  • Kids can earn real-life rewards, too!
  • Developed by an award-winning teacher
  • Meets national standards for financial literacy
How It Works

The Game

Kids learn financial responsibility while having fun! In MoneyIsland, kids get to play, and learn by doing.

Colorful characters introduce the lessons and interact with players along the way. Kids earn, spend, and invest as they strive to be gurus ready for financial success. 

The knowledge kids gain can serve them throughout their lives — and put them on track to a healthy retirement before they've earned their first paycheck! 

Rewards

Kids loves games, but they also love real-life rewards! Once players complete the MoneyIsland game, they receive an award certificate. When they bring that certificate to any Newton Federal Bank location, they can pick up their rewards!

Passport

The passport is a fun way to connect the online experience to a tangible item — kids use the passport to track their progress through MoneyIsland with colorful stickers. The passport reinforces the images, characters, and lessons learned in the game. It's also another way for grown-ups to interact with kids as they progress!

Lessons

Though designed primarily for youngsters ages 8 to 14, the lessons in MoneyIsland can serve players throughout their lives.

MoneyIsland is aligned with national standards published by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The game content is designed to develop skills in 3 key areas: Managing Money, Saving & Investing, and Using Credit Wisely.

Lessons are presented as the player ventures to these exotic places:

  • Quest 1 (The Eiffel Tower): Spend, Grow, & Give
  • Quest 2 (The Great Wall of China): Wants & Needs & Taxes
  • Quest 3 (The Sphynx): Types of Income
  • Quest 4 (Big Ben): Understanding Interest
  • Quest 5 (Atlantis): Using Credit Wisely
  • Quest 6 (The Acropolis): Building Wealth

Free lesson plans are available to complement each quest. The lesson plans offer ideas for activities that kids can do to reinforce skills they learned while playing MoneyIsland.