Help your kids learn about saving money with this fun piggy bank craft.
Children will create a unique piggy bank to save for something special. Help them learn the value of saving money.
Six to eight years old
- learn about the value of saving money
- set long-term saving goals
- Piggy bank template
- Card stock (if available) or paper
- Markers, crayons or coloured pencils
- Glue stick (liquid glue will also work)
- Stickers, pompoms, ribbons or other decorations
- Print the piggy bank template.
- Download the preferred file:
- PDF: https://www.bankofcanadamuseum.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Piggy-Bank.pdf
- Word: https://www.bankofcanadamuseum.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Piggy-Bank.docx
Only cut along the dotted lines. The grey lines are for folding.
Help your children cut out the top hole of the piggy bank because this step can be tricky.
To remind them of their of their goal, they can write down the amount needed or draw a picture of the item on the piggy bank.
This is much easier to do before you fold it.
Older children can record each coin on a paper and add them together at the end.
Apply glue to the edges marked on the template and stick these parts together.
- Create three piggy banks instead of one, for three different purposes:
- The saving bank helps children save for their goal, the spending bank holds money they can spend more freely and the giving bank helps them set aside part of their money for charitable donations. Talk to your children about ways to divide their money among the piggy banks. For example, they may decide to place:
- 10 to 15 percent in the saving bank,
- 5 to 10 percent in giving, and
- the rest in spending.
- Help children come up with a plan to save for what they want to buy and find ways to earn that money.
It could all depend on how quickly each child wants to save up for their goal or how expensive it is.