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Young children and saving

Talking with your child about money can go smoother if you keep the conversation age appropriate. The conversation starters and activities here can help you find the words.

Conversations about saving

“Some things are worth waiting for.”

  • When your child is standing in line for a turn on the swings, or looking forward to his favorite holiday, point out that sometimes we have to wait for things we want.
  • Find a jar or can, and label it for saving. Suggest that your child put some of the money he gets into the saving jar, so he can buy a toy or treat when he has saved enough.

Activities about saving

“You may have to wait before you can have something you want.”

Piggy Bank Puzzle

Print out the activity page and cut out the puzzle along the lines. Give your child half of the puzzle pieces, and work together to put the pieces in place. Ask your child to name what is in the picture (it is a piggy bank). Ask what the piggy bank represents (it represents saving). Ask your child why we try to save, and why a piggy bank can help.

Download Piggy Bank Puzzle