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Even though my little ones are only in preschool, I still take the time and effort to try and teach them about money. We do activities that involve counting money, and as they get a bit older, we will start focusing on budgeting. After all, one day they will be adults, and I want them to be financially responsible and able to stand on their own 2 feet. Of course if they choose to never move out, that's fine by me, too. For now. Ask me again in about 10 years.
One simple lesson I can start teaching my little ones is the importance of saving money. Whether it's pennies, nickels, or even the coveted dollar, every little bit adds up. Learning how to save money at an early age is so important, and can help to avoid financial pitfalls later in life.
One great way to make teaching kids about money fun is by using a Wikki Stix Designer Piggy Bank. This adorable piggy bank is large enough to save for something fabulous, and it also encourages creativity. You see, the Wikki Stix Designer Piggy Bank comes with 72 colorful Wikki Stix that kids can use to decorate their bank! How cool is that?! And of course, this can be done over and over again, since the non-toxic, wax Wikki Stix are removable and reusable.
My kids decided to enlist the help of their teenage brother to decorate their Piggy, who they have named Harry Potter. (I know....Not too original. But they're going through a Harry Potter phase right now!)
The kids had a blast applying the Wikki Stix to their bank, and they even gave him some funny, Potter-like spectacles. To decorate the Wikki Stix Designer Piggy Bank, no glue or other supplies are needed. The wax in the Wikki Stix are rather sticky, and adhere right to the bank. Easy, peasy!
Sophie decided she wants to save money to go to Kindergarten. I tried explaining that going to school won't cost any money. There's no tuition for public schools. Still, she insisted. Luckily, the Wikki Stix can be removed and reapplied later, as her savings goals change. As you can see, my 4 year old needs a little spelling help, since she spelled the word "school" incorrectly. Still, I thought it was adorable, errors and all!
This is such an adorable project, and it definitely helped to introduce the concept of saving money to my young children. This piggy bank is rather large, so hopefully, the kids will be adding their spare change for a long time to come. Once it's full, which may take years, I know it will put them one step closer to meeting their savings goals....Even if it IS just to afford to go to Kindergarten. (Silly kids!)
In addition to decorating this piggy bank, Wikki Stix are a great addition to any art and craft kits. These reusable yarn and wax sticks have come in quite handy in my home. We use them to teach letters and numbers, create spooky monsters, and even cute little kitties. You know, since we love our cats above all else. Wikki Stix truly have endless possibilities, and are a wonderful, mess-free way to encourage early learning.
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You can purchase your own Wikki Stix Piggy Bank for the special introductory price of only $19.99 HERE.
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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