Lessons about money can be fun when kids learn financial literacy from a dog park game.
The board game set in a dog park shows the complexities of life to elementary school students and they have a great time playing it!
FETCH! divides students into teams. They throw a dice and advance around the board. They land on different types of events and decide whether they will save money or spend it on pet products like collars, bones, leashes, or water dishes.
“It was fabulous,” said Debbie Pustulka, principal of Palm Elementary School. “They were so excited. They’re still talking about it.”
FETCH! teaches spending, saving, and budgeting decisions and is part of financial literacy education. At Palm Elementary, the financial literacy program is presented by the Ohio Society of CPAs and The Ohio CPA Foundation. FETCH! stands for Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits.
“It’s geared toward older kids, to give them that deeper understanding and accountability with finances,” Pustulka said. “The kids loved it.”