Here are some cool money banks/piggy banks for kids that will start inculcating the habit of saving money right from an early age.
The art of saving is dying, with many people today living beyond their means, because of which many face financial problems later on.
It’s important for kids to learn to start saving right from an early age, and it’s important that parents inculcate this good habit in kids.
These piggy banks are the perfect tool for doing that.
As a child, my parents would give me spare coins and small currencies (notes) to put in my piggy bank. Every few months, I would open the piggy bank to see how much I had collected, and my parents would buy me a nice gift (a toy) using that money.
I would then repeat the process.
My parents were obviously happy with my saving habit, and I feel that every parent should try to inculcate this habit in their child.
Transparent digital Coin Piggy Bank (by Free Breath)
This is a transparent piggy bank that lets you easily see how your money is growing. It also comes with a LCD display (battery operated) that shows you how much you have managed to save until now. This is a large capacity piggy bank (1.8L) allowing you to store large number of coins. It comes with stickers so your child can “personalize” the piggy bank by giving it eyes and other stickers. Its easy to remove the mouth of the jar in order to access the coins in case you need it.
Ceramic Piggy Bank
Germany also has a rich history in earthenware, porcelain as well as piggy banks. Traditionally, several Europeans believed that the pig was a symbol of fertility and frugality, and even today they have a lot of respect and affection for pigs. Those who get lucky in Germany are still said to have “schwein gehabt” (“got pig”), and referred to as “glücksschwein” (“lucky pig”).
Money boxes designed as pigs have been used in Germany for centuries. In the 19th century, German migrating to the US popularized piggy banks, and you will still find elegantly designed piggy banks made of porcelain. In countries like Germany (and the Netherlands) piggy banks are given as gifts (on New Year’s Day) as it they are believed to bring good fortune.
Ceramic piggy banks also make for unique gifts and are an adorable way to save your baby’s first coins. Glazed ceramic bank with a removable rubber stopper. Available in various colors.
Ambesonne German Piggy Bank
Material : Made from White Glossy Ceramic. Size: 3.6″ height & 3.2″ width
Features hand drawn doodle of German culture, food, science and music. Modern digital printing methods ensure the colors on the box do not fade. Environmentally friendly, no dye substance harming health of your family. Read more.
Toy Cash Register for Kids
These toys help children acquire calculator skills and learn early math skills like addition and subtraction while running a pretend store.
Most of these come with actual-size pretend money, pretend credit card, and suggested activities.
- Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register (by Learning Resources)
- Playkidz Interactive Toy Cash Register for Kids
Electronic Password ATM Piggy Bank
Just place your new notes on to the scroll and see it roll into the machine automatically. Interestingly, the machine is password protected and has a touch screen feature. However, it cannot display count or withdraw money like ATM. It’s a simple piggy bank with lights, sound and some exciting features. Password can be changed. So happy savings.
DIY Piggy Bank: Cool craft ideas
Here’s how to make a Piggy bank (DIY craft idea).
What you will need: An empty, clean can, colored paper, pens, pencils, glue, scissor, tape.
Here are the steps:
- Draw your favourite cartoon character on a colored paper
- Turn the tin upside down and paint the can with a bright color
- Stick the paper on the tin covering it completely
- With the help of an elder make a cut on the top of the can to put in coins
- Your piggy bank is now ready to store some cash
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