Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Penny Jars and Little Bankers


My dear hubby started collecting this pennies when he was a young boy.  He told our children that they could have the money, if they counted the pennies in the jug.  Our 7 and 9 year olds got busy on the task last week!  We've been counting and filling coin holders together, and they've counted $12 for their deposit so far.  They've really enjoyed the process, and they're getting great bank training!

Giving them a financial education is really important to us, so this fits well into our goals of teaching them to earn, save, give, enjoy and invest their time, talents and treasures.

4 comments:

Debbie Goode said...

I remember my folks saving their change in a big glass jar. What a great way to teach your children!

Kelly Mckenzie said...

$12.00 that's a heck of a lot of pennies. And there's still more to count? Yowzers! I so relate to this as I always pick up pennies (even though the count is down as Canada no longer makes pennies!) and any spare change I find on the ground. My kids have grown up with this and we would turn in all our pop and wine bottles and save the $ until Christmas. Then we'd cash in the money and buy toys for kids who might not get any otherwise. It was a great tradition.

Janet said...

Ann, I hear the sound of pennies clinking together and the sound of pennies against glass, is that the noise of abundance I hear?

Harmony Harrison said...

I remember counting pennies, nickels, and dimes when I was a kid, nudging them down into paper tubes. Seems like a rite of passage -- and filled with excitement. Twelve dollars would have been a fortune to me!