Montana State University

Marsha A. Goetting

Montana State University
Extension Economics
P.O. Box 172800
Bozeman, MT 59717-2800

Tel: (406) 994-5695
Fax: (406) 994-4838
Location: 208C Linfield Hall
















Teach Children and Adults to Save
Savings Activities


  • Savings $quirms are different savings problems and scenarios on individual cutouts that are related to saving.
    • YOUTH: How would you handle this situation stories (pdf file) (6)
    • ADULT: How would you handle this situation stories (pdf file) (6)

  • Credit Card Trivia includes: (ADULT)
    Test your knowledge on Credit Cards
    Multiple Choice questions on:
    » How Long to Pay Off
    » How Much Paid in Interest

  • RevisedSavings Account Trivia includes: (ADULT)
    Test your knowledge on Savings Accounts
    Multiple choice question on:
    » "Which Account Pays the Most

  • Guess How Much Is in the Money Savvy Pig?  (For adults and youth) 
    Order savings bank from Money Savvy Generation Website at:

  • Getting Acquainted Statements is a great ice breaker.  
    Place on floor and have each person get acquainted by answering the questions as they toss a soft money ball (Click here to purchase Dollar Bill Pillow Balls)
    (For adults and youth)

  • Savings Incentive Stickers and Other Products: Use this stickers as incentives for saving.
    (For adults and youth)


    Medibadge, Inc.
    Kids Love Stickers
    7250 Reynolds Street
    P.O. Box 12456
    Omaha, NE 68122-1530
    Phone: (800) 228-0040
    Fax: (800) 546-1072

  • Sharing Statements (30 Labels) is a great activity in a group to get acquainted. Place on the back of play money and provide one to each participant. Have them circulate and share answers with others.
    (Place on 5160 Avery Labels)