Spend It or Save It

Financial Literacy

This 35-minute show presents entertaining and educational lessons in financial literacy for grades 6-8. In an experience described as “a rollercoaster in a spaceship blasting off to a planet made of money,” students will participate in three interactive financial literacy scenes. An out-of-work superhero named Financial Frog, with the help of student volunteers, will teach the difference between needs and wants. Then, the students will use their bodies to represent money itself, standing, sitting, moving around and forming groups to demonstrate the importance of saving and investing. Finally, the entire audience will shout out answers to assist the two performers as they learn for themselves the difference between credit and debit.

Students and teachers will also have access to an exclusive e-learning package that is provided to expand upon the educational content of the program, including the Money Smart 2.0 online curriculum.

Educational Content

  • How to prioritize your needs and wants
  • The difference between cash and credit
  • All about investing
  • Importance of forming a savings habit

Educational Standards

Find the related state standards here.

Educational Standards

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Materials Included

Digital Games and Activities

Fun classroom and family activities that emphasize the Four Cs of 21st Century Education Skills. Co-curricular subjects include Math, Reading, Science, Language Arts, Spelling and Arts.

Online Teacher Toolkit

Includes educational standards, fun facts, expanded program information, student assessments and additional classroom activities and experiments.

Access to

Find educational resources, games and activities, photos and videos to enhance the NTC program delivered to your school.

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