The Kingdom Code is a Christian entrepreneurship for kids curriculum that focuses on helping kids develop effective ways of handling money and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit. I thought this was an intriguing concept since most financial programs for kids tend to have a more simplistic focus on saving money and giving to their church. This is much more than that!
I received this curriculum free of charge in order to review it for my readers. I am being compensated for the time to write this review. All opinions are my own.
Christian Entrepreneurship for Kids Curriculum
The Kingdom Code goes many steps beyond simply teaching kids about money from a biblical perspective. It also gives kids the information and tools to begin their own real business. Caroline talks a lot about starting an online business related to her creative endeavors, but hasn’t hit upon the right idea yet. I thought this curriculum might be a good fit for our family to look at since we are entrepreneurial to the bone!
The Kingdom Code Complete Starter Kit includes:
- The Teacher’s Guide
- Student Textbook
- Student Packet of Consumables
The materials are high quality. They are colorful and engaging. They are printed on lovely paper.
The content is exactly what it says it is. So that is where I’ll focus most of my review.
Who Should Use The Kingdom Code Curriculum?
The Kingdom Code is a unique curriculum. I’ve never seen anything like it so I’m going to try to be specific.
The curriculum is very in-depth in terms of financial terminology. Students learn about supply and demand, capitalism, business plans, ledgers, marketing strategies, investing, banking, etc. It has a strong emphasis on ethical behavior based on the Bible woven throughout. The lessons include many examples from history in order to illustrate the different points. There is also a thread that runs through it regarding being independent and not being dependent on government assistance. Overall, The Kingdom Code is very American and capitalism focused. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but I thought I should mention it since I have readers from all over.
I also want to point out that there is a very specific teaching about the Old Testament view of tithing ten percent when speaking about stewardship. There is no discussion of giving as further taught in the New Testament or whether or not the OT tithe applies to believers today beyond the idea that we should be cheerful givers. I thought this might be important to some families so I wanted to mention it as well.
This curriculum will appeal to a very specific type of student (and family). It must be a child who is sincerely interested in building a real business because The Kingdom Code is in-depth and goes far beyond a Christian lesson such as “everything belongs to God and so we need to be good stewards of what we have” type things. To complete this curriculum will take a lot of work and the student must be internally motivated by a real business he/she is passionate about in order to do it. This isn’t a curriculum you would choose if you simply want to give your kids a refresher on why they need to understand the value of a dollar and save for a rainy day. This is truly about just what it says on the textbook cover:
- Make and Manage Money… God’s Way!
- Empowering Students to be Entrepreneurs
- Build a Business
- Develop Character
- Prepare for the Future
If you are looking for something with this kind of focus, I think it is highly likely you will love this curriculum! It is thorough and it’s very clear the author was passionate about writing something valuable for those who use it. If you are not willing to dig in with your child and do the real work of studying in-depth and creating something real, then this isn’t the curriculum for you.
Ordering The Kingdom Code with Discount
If you are ready to check out The Kingdom Code with your family, you can receive a 15% discount off The Kingdom Code Complete Starter Kit between July 1, 2018, and August 31, 2018. The code you need to use is CF15CSK.