I grew up in a home where money wasn’t really discussed unless it was to say we didn’t have enough money for something. Since there wasn’t much to spare, we didn’t really discuss saving, or donating.
As an adult, I often wish it was something my parents had put more of an emphasis on. These DIY mason jar banks are the perfect way to discuss money in an age appropriate way with kids of almost any age.
Teaching Kids about money
with DIY mason jar banks
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- 3 large mason jars
- Jute or ribbon
- free printable tags
- a hole punch
Over at embrace the perfect mess, I am all about a project that is quick and easy. Goodness knows, I don’t have a ton of free time. I’m also quick to bite off more than I can chew. These are adorable, fun, and crazy simple!
1. Print out the free printable tags. Be sure to print in landscape orientation.
2. Cut them out, and punch holes in the top.
3. Wrap jute around the tops of the jars, and attach your tags.
Spend some time talking to your kids about what it means to save their money, and places, causes, charities they might like to donate funds. Here are 2 great kids’ books that discuss earning, spending, saving, and donating- The Kids’ Money Book: Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating by Jamie Kyle McGillian and The Everything Kids’ Money Book : Earn it, Save it, and Watch it Grow!
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