Sometimes it can be difficult to teach children about saving money, especially if they have their mind set on buying something that their friends have, and which they too want to own. Even if you tell them that saving their money will result in them having more to spend later, you're unlikely to have a very receptive audience.
There are many money boxes available to buy that can help make the saving process easier, but unless you want a plastic novelty box of their favourite television or film character, a metal tin with banknotes on it from a souvenir shop or a moneybox emblazoned with bank logos, you're not going to find anything appealing to younger children.
This decorated money jar is the ideal solution and best of all, it's cheap to make. Simply buy a glass or plastic container from your local $2 shop or op shop and some bits and baubles to decorate it with. Once you have made a hole in the lid for the coins, the kids can have a field day decorating the container to their liking. It's safe to say that they'll be more likely to save their money and fill their jar if they've decorated it themselves.
: 20 minutes
: Any age, although an adult should cut the hole in the lid of the container (for safety reasons)
#5 to 10's
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