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Savings Spree

Savings Spree

by Money Savvy Generation

GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4)

Financial literacy app for grades K-5


Money Savvy Generation has developed a number of activitiesand apps designed to help students (and adults) improve their financialliteracy. The concepts highlighted in the classic Money Savvy Pig, afour-chambered physical bank, translate well into the new Savings Spree app.This app, which won a Parents’ Choice Award as well as an Editor’s Choice Awardfrom Children’s Technology Review, encourages 7-year-old and up students tomake wise choices about saving, spending, donating, or investing their money.  The now animated familiar Money Savvy Pigplays host throughout Savings Spree.

As children play the six rounds of the game, which can beplayed individually or in a game show format, they learn how their choicesimpact their short and long-term goals.  TheSaving Choices round encourages wise spending, saving, donating or investingchoices. Seeing a screen full of soda cans, for example, effectivelyillustrates the collective impact of choosing to buy a soda every day for ayear. Students are also encouraged to donate to organizations such as the RedCross, encouraging healthy philanthropic habits.

The Rainy Day Fund uses fortune cookies to encourage savingfor emergencies and special purchases. The goal of Spend Avoidance is to makeit through the mall maze without wasting money, and Wealthy Habits includeschoices such as buying a new book or borrowing one from the library. Kids Earnprovides opportunities for students to earn money, though they can only choosethe work that is available. Throughout the games, unexpected expensesperiodically arise reinforcing the realities of managing money in the realworld.

Savings Spree works well to foster family conversationsabout making wise financial choices, though the app also functions well as asupplemental resource in the elementary classroom.

Available in iTunes, this appworks on all mobile Apple devices.


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Financial Literacy Financial Literacy

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