Dollars & Sense

A toy cash register sits in front of three financial literacy books for kids.

Request the Dollars & Sense kit

This kit is made for kids to support the development of good money habits and confidence in managing money. By combining play and real-life examples, kids will learn the basics about money and math.

The creation of this Library of Things kit is made possible through a generous donation from VantageOne Credit Union. 

What's in the Kit? 

The kit includes activities for various levels of learning. Start with the activity cards and work your way through them.

Warning: Adult supervision is recommended. This kit includes parts not suitable for children under 3 years.

Coin Puzzle

Match each written total puzzle piece with two-coin image puzzle pieces with the same total value.

Pay Day Board Game

Gather the family together to play this game of  handling finances. Pay Day comes at the end of the month, and to make it there without going broke, players will have to manage their money wisely. Try to stack up the cash by finding bargains and selling them for a profit. Take out loans if necessary and watch out for those bills. The player who can make - and hang on to - the most cash wins! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Cash Register

Set up a store! Look at a flyer, make a shopping list and price out how much it would cost using the cash register! Enjoy some imaginative play with pretend bills, plastic coins, and pretend credit card. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Books from the ORL

Here are some books to help you learn more about using money.

Keep Learning

Here are online resources to help you learn more!

Moneybunnies: Teaching Kids About Money In Cinders McLeod’s picture book Save It!, Honey the bunny uses money management skills (saving carrots) to meet a goal: saving up for a playhouse. Check out for free carrot-counting activities and more.

Fun Money Games for Kids: Help your children master essential money lessons with these fun and free online games for kids. These are perfect financial literacy games for elementary students.

Money and Consumer Math Games: Money and consumer math skills organized by grade, preschool to Grade 10. To start practising, just click on any link. IXL will track your score, and the questions will automatically increase in difficulty as you improve!

Thinking Money for Kids: A collection of free online interactives to teach children aged 7 to 11 basic financial skills related to earning, saving, and spending money.

About VantageOne Credit Union

Our history as a credit union reaches all the way back to 1944 when we opened our first branch in Vernon. Since that time, we’re proud to have become a vital part of the local business economy. From the very start, we have seen ourselves as a local business, owned by our members and operated by people who live here and are deeply invested in our communities.

We are a credit union dedicated to the financial well-being of our members, clients, employees, and communities.

At VantageOne, we believe that strong, sustainable communities are good for people and good for business. That’s why we put our profits back into the communities we serve and support a wide array of programs, activities, and endeavours.

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Lending Policy

  • This kit can be borrowed for 2 weeks.
  • 1 renewal if no one else is waiting for the item. 
  • The borrower is responsible for lost, missing, and damaged pieces (see content list with prices included with kit).
  • Return the kit to a staff member at the front desk of your nearest ORL location. Do not use the book drop or leave them outside the library. ·
  • BC One Card patrons: Library of Things kits must be checked out and returned to one of the Okanagan Regional Library branches.