Kids' Banking Education

Money Presentations | Educational Links

The Farmers State Bank believes in kids banking education. Each year the bank participates in the Wisconsin Bankers Association's (WBA) Personal Education Program and has won an award from the WBA 11 out of the last 12 years for their work in educating kids and young adults on banking. Below are some of the materials used and links to kids education sites. If you would like a banking presentation or a tour of the bank, please contact us at 715.258.1400 or email us at banking@fsbwaupaca.com. We would be happy to help!


Money Presentations

Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade | 3rd Grade | 4th Grade | 5th Grade
Middle School | High School | Bank Tours

Kindergarten

This program lasts about 20 minutes and includes discussions on what the kids are saving for, a story about Quincy's decision, a School House Rock video on before there was money how people used bartering and how people might still use it today, and then showing them a savings chart and explaining how much they should save today to purchase the things they want in the future.

We also hand out a dot-to-dot for the kids to complete in the classroom or at home with the savings chart on it and give each kid a money pencil that says, "It's time to Save." Supporting materials include:

1st Grade

This program lasts around 45 minutes and includes discussions on what the kids are saving for, what is on each US coin, a video on how they "Mint Money", and then showing them a savings chart and explaining how much they should save today to purchase the things they want in the future.

We also hand out a dot-to-dot for the kids to complete in the classroom or at home with a savings chart on it and give each kid a money pencil that says, "It's time to Save." Supporting materials include:

2nd Grade

This program lasts around 45 minutes and includes discussion on what the kids are saving for, we play a money game in which we give each student 4 fake dollars to spend on items they would purchase if the money was real (the game shows them that money is limited and they need to be selective in spending; that most of them will spend most or all of the money instead of saving; and it explains interest). We also show them the video "Meet the Bank" and discuss the number of things a bank does and conclude with the savings chart that explains how much money they should start saving today to purchase the things they want in the future.

We also hand out a dot-to-dot for the kids to complete in the classroom or at home with a savings chart on it and give each kid a money pencil that says, "It's time to Save." Supporting materials include:

3rd Grade

This program lasts around 50 minutes and includes discussion on what the kids are saving for, the different features of our paper money (including who is on each dollar bill, the security features of the bill, and what the various symbols on the bills mean). We then show a video on how they design and "Print Money" and conclude with the savings chart that explains how much money they should start saving today to purchase the things they want in the future.

We also hand out a coloring sheet for the kids to complete in the classroom or at home with a savings chart on it and give each kid a money pencil that says, "It's time to Save." Supporting materials include:

4th Grade

This program lasts around 45 minutes and includes discussion on what the kids are saving for, we play a money game "Spending a Million Dollars" (in which we spend a million dollars as a class and discuss the differences between needs and wants as the kids purchase various items), we discuss budgeting (income and expense), we watch a video on how Ben and Jerry's are enterpreneurs and started their own business and concluded with the savings chart that explains how much money they should start saving today to purchase the things they want in the future.

We also hand out a coloring sheet for the kids to complete in the classroom or at home with a savings chart on it and give each kid a money pencil that says, "It's time to Save." Supporting materials include:

5th Grade

This program lasts around 50 minutes and includes discussion on what the kids are saving for, we show them foreign currency and compare the similaries and differences to the US paper currency, we discuss foreign exchange rate, we watch a video on "Money in Other Countries" and conclude with the savings chart that explains how much money they should start saving today to purchase the things they want in the future.

We also hand out a coloring sheet for the kids to complete in the classroom or at home with a savings chart on it and give each kid a money pencil that says, "It's time to Save." Supporting materials include:

Middle School

We have done a number of programs in the Middle School including Junior Achievement for a number of years. We have also customized programs to fit specifically what each teacher was looking to discuss. We would be happy to do a bank tour or customize a program for your classroom.

High School

We have presented in a number of High School classrooms including Accounting, Intro. to Business, Intro. to Marketing, Business Law, Economics, Social Studies, and Family and Consumer Education. The topics include the history of money, the history of the Federal Reserve System, checking accounts, savings accounts, how to apply for a loan, understanding credit, technology advances in banking and how to use Online Banking, Bill Pay, etc. We typically customize the program to what the teacher is looking to cover.

We have also helped Job Shadow with High School students interested in bookkeeping, human resources, marketing and finance.

Supporting materias include:

Bank Tours

We would be happy to set up bank tours of our facilities. We cover the various departments (loan, tellers, bookkeeping, safe deposit area, etc) and how the bank functions and helps the students. From showing them how we process checks to seeing the vault, kids of all ages have enjoyed a tour of the bank.


Other Kids Banking Educational Links