Activities and games

Have fun learning about the economy and financial system with these kid-friendly activities and games.


Grade levels


October 28, 2022

Growing your savings

Start a conversation with your child about setting financial goals and deciding how to achieve them. Then have some fun with a paper plant they can “grow” to track their progress.
February 18, 2022

Canada and the global economy

Explore Canada’s connections to the global economy. Adjust timelines and filters in our online game to view historical data of gross domestic product, trade, foreign investment and immigration.
February 18, 2022

Your role in the Canadian economy

Play our game to discover how your economic profile compares with those of other Canadians. Explore population and employment data and spending habits across different regions.
October 21, 2021

Needs or wants? That is the question!

Do you need it, or do you want it? That’s an important question to ask before buying anything. This activity is designed to teach kids how to prioritize their needs and wants, and how to make informed choices when shopping.
June 15, 2021

Pirate treasure

Have fun making pirate coins based on historical examples from our collection and create your very own treasure chest.
November 27, 2020

Printable play money

A collage of cartoon characters, paper play money, pencils and scissors.
Practise counting and exchanging coins and bank notes with our printable play money.
November 23, 2020

Making sense of currencies

Use this activity sheet to practice converting exchange rates.
October 28, 2020

The economics of suppertime

Make grocery shopping an economic lesson by helping your kids prepare a meal plan, and shop for ingredients based on a budget.
July 7, 2020

The art of guilloche

Explore the art of guilloche. This technique was used to make symmetrical patterns on Canadian bank notes.
Content type(s): Activities and games Subject(s): Arts, Social studies Grade level(s): Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06
June 24, 2020

Colouring time!

Let your creativity shine with these colouring sheets.
Content type(s): Activities and games Subject(s): Arts Grade level(s): Early childhood / Kindergarten, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03
May 5, 2020

Thank you coupons

Exchange goods and services by creating a special gift for a loved one.
April 28, 2020

Piggy bank

Practice saving money with this fun piggy bank craft.
Content type(s): Activities and games Subject(s): Arts, Financial literacy, Health Grade level(s): Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03
April 15, 2020

Money slime

Use slime to learn how to recognize and count coins.
April 3, 2020

Avatar market

Practice making financial decisions by buying clothing and accessories for avatar puppets.

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