If you are wondering why my daughter is in her bathing suit in the middle of the winter, I have no clue. It is so her though. And yes, my other daughter is wearing her dad’s hat. Crazy ladies.
I am wanting to create a bit of an economy in our home. One of the elements of creating it is to teach my kids what to do with money once they have earned it. I wanted to make a way for them to have a container for giving, taxes, saving and keeping. Giving is the first 10% tithe we learn about in the Bible. This goes to God’s work. Taxes normally go to the government. In our house, I guess we would be the government…lovely. That said, our “tax” is going to go toward a family fun activity. That will also be 10%. Once we’ve earned enough, we’ll do something fun together. Saving is also 10%. The remaining 70% is theirs. They can spend it or save it how they want. G = Giving. T = Taxes. S = Saving. K = Keep for Yourself.
I knew what I wanted to do, but I wasn’t sure what the vessel would be to make it happen. I found these tins on sale for $0.99 at Michael’s. I also found some stickers. I like stickers because they’re easy for preschool hands and fast to put on. They also stick well. The process was simple. I used my handy dandy circle cutter to cut circles out of fun paper for the lids.
The girls used a glue stick to glue the circles down. Then, they stuck the stickers on the front. I also used smaller letter stickers to put their names on the back just so we knew whose can is whose. I considered making it like a bank and cutting a slit in the top, but I was concerned with the dangers of cut tin. So, we’ll just open the lid and put the money in that way.