Personal Finance for Pre-School/Elementary Age
Recommended Books for Storytime:
- Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells
- Caterina and The Lemonade Stand by Erin Eitter Kono
- The Berenstain Bears' Trouble With Money by Stan and Jan Berenstain
How to Make a Piggy Bank
Materials you’ll need:
- Empty plastic beverage bottle (small sports drink or water bottle)
- Colored paper strip-scrapbook or construction paper
- Paper ears (inner and outer ear),
- 2 Peel and stick wiggle eyes
- 4 Glass beads or marble
- Pipe cleaner
- Permanent Marker
- Glue, glue stick, glue dots or tape
1) Drill a hole in the bottom of the drink bottle. (Use tape or strong glue if you can't drill a hole)
2) Cut a slit in the top of the water bottle toward the cap. The slit should be long and wide enough to fit a quarter.
1) Remove cap
2) Thread the pipe cleaner through hole until it reaches past the bottle opening
3) Create a knot in the pipe cleaner at the bottle opening
4) Pull pipe cleaner back through bottle, stopping at knot
5) Wrap pipe cleaner around finger to make a curly tail
Note: If you can't drill a hole in the bottle, use strong glue, glue dots or tape to secure tail to end of bottle.
1) Locate slot on neck of bottle (Top of bank)
2) Wrap paper around bottle and seal paper using glue stick. Make sure the paper does not cover the change slot. The paper seam should be on the bottom of the bottle.
3) Glue inner ear to outer ear
4) Glue ears to bottle. One on each side of the slot
5) Eyes have a sticky back (or glue if you aren't using the peel n stick eyes). Attach to front of bottle.
6) Use permanent marker to draw nose
1) Turn pig on back
2) Apply a generous amount of glue to the marble
3) Attach feet
4) Leave piggy bank on back until dry