Change Maker

This educational game allows children to complete interactive lessons based on making the correct change. Kids can choose the level of difficulty, then practice math skills and identifying paper money and coins.
Recommended age: 7+


Create profiles for your kids and then create “banks” (a.k.a. budget categories) for them, including savings, income, expenditures, money donated to charity, and whatever else you’d like to add. Set rewards for your children once they reach a certain amount of money, stars, or time (e.g. reaching 60 minutes in goals allows them to play video games for half an hour). Create an allowance list and a chore list, and then decide how much they earn for completing chores. Parental controls allow you to choose what your kids can and cannot change within this detailed allowance app.
Recommended age: 6+


This app defines itself as a “virtual bank for kids”. With an easy-to-use interface, each child gets their own username, password, and avatar. Input their initial balance and make decisions such as whether or not a negative balance is allowed. Their profile page shows their current balance, goals they have set, recent activities, and upcoming activities. Kids earn badges by setting goals and reaching goals.
Recommended age: 6+

Star Banks Adventure

This multi-faceted game has children solving puzzles, answering quiz questions, and saving coins to build space devices to save the planet of Polaria from financial chaos. Kids can learn about and practice financial concepts such as planning and investing while going on a science-fiction adventure.
Recommended age: 4+

Renegade Buggies

This action-based app allows children to race buggies made out of shopping carts to collect all the items on their grocery list. Avoid obstacles and items not on the list, and at checkout, figure out which promotions give the best deals. Despite being more entertainment than education, children will still learn the basics of smart shopping, such as using coupons, taking advantage of sales, and using size and value to save the most money.
Recommended age: 6+

Savings Spree

Kids are introduced to financial basics through text and mini games in a series of rounds full of cute illustrations. Users can play individually or in the style of a game show, but either way, kids will learn about the different types of saving choices, how money is earned (especially as a kid), how to develop healthy spending habits, why you should avoid impulse purchases, and the importance of a “rainy day” fund.
Recommended age: 6+

Celebrity Calamity

Play as a money manager and make financial decisions to help fake celebrities with money problems avoid debt. Storylines and minigames make this app enjoyable as well as educational. Learn about concepts like the difference between debit and credit cards, what an APR is, minimum payments, how to mix thrift with life satisfaction, and so on.
Recommended age: 8+

Motion Math: Cupcake!

Start your own cupcake store and learn about math and finances while indulging in your creativity. Buy ingredients, design cupcakes, and figure out how to sell them for a profit by balancing ingredient costs and cupcake prices. Practice math skills by using addition and fractions to solve word problems.
Recommended age: 8+

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Note: This list doesn’t represent SageVest’s endorsement of any of the products discussed, which you use at your own risk. To find out more about any of these apps, please visit the app store on your device. Not all the apps mentioned are free.