I am truly blessed to be able to work with the children at church EVERY Sunday. Primary is by far my favorite place to be! Tomorrow I am teaching a Sharing Time Lesson on how to prepare now to serve a mission in the future. One of the ways that children can prepare now is to learn how to save. Missions cost over $10,000. Every little bit, even pennies a week, help reach that goal.
I wanted to incorporate a fun handout without spending a lot of money. We have over 50 children in our primary and not much of a budget. So I was stumped. I didn't want to put too much time or money into them since not all of then will make it home with the children. It never fails, there are always things left under seats or dropped in the hallway on the way to the car :)
So when I saw these fun cups at the grocery store...WITH LIDS....I knew they would be perfect!!
Each lid has a raised spout.
Using scissors (heavy duty ones), I simply cut the spout off with one or two swipes. That opened it up enough to insert coins.
Then I made some labels on Word, and attached them to the lid with a sticky dot.
And that was it! 50 little banks. $8.00. They can choose to have the traditional "piggy bank" or be a bit more adventurous and get a "panda", "cheetah" or "monkey" bank!