April 11, 2011

Save, Give and Spend Jars

At nearly six years old, we decided it's time for Waverly to understand earning and spending money.


Each week, if she completes her "chores" (i.e., bringing her dish from the table to the sink), she'll earn a small allowance delivered in coins.  With that allowance, she can choose to divide it into SAVE, GIVE and SPEND jars.


We explained the concept of GIVE to her and she decided that when the jar was full, she'd use the money to buy groceries for our local food pantry.  I found it important at her age to offer tangible giving options to so she can see immediate results of her charity.  Buying a book and donating it to the library was another tangible option. 


Let's face it: we could all use SAVE, GIVE and SPEND jars no matter what our age.  Get started and click here to download a FREE printable sharing these jar tags.  Happy coin collecting!

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12 comments:

Sarah @ Doormouse Doodles said...

That is too cute! What a great way to start teaching values early-on - go Waverly! (^_^)

Amy said...

What a great idea! You're such a good mommy :o)

Emily said...

What a great idea! Love it!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

LOVE it! Printing now!

gina luv said...

how cool and what a great idea! I wish my parents taught me these simple life skills at a young age!I struggle with them now! :)gina

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

Love this idea!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

What a great way to teach these important lessons. And the fact that the tags are so cute doesn't help!

I'll be sharing this on my fb page :)

Mrs. D said...

I L> O> V> E> this idea!!! I want to do something like this with my girls but I think I am going to wait a little bit longer. We did ask people to bring childrens books to the birthday party to donate to the library in lieu of gifts. THAT is going to be a tradition for my kid's birthday parties. I think it is a great way for them to CELEBRATE by sharing with others. :)

twolittletots said...

way too cute and what a great idea! such a good mom!

Bego said...

loce it! i think i'll use for myself and i'm in mid-thirties as well...

Sharon said...

We use these with our kids (now 11 and 8 and getting ready to start with the 6 year olds). They are a great tool-and yours are much cuter! :)

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

I love your printables. I did our own version but would love to share this with my readers. Hope that is okay!