Thursday, April 15, 2010

Take That to the Bank

Awhile back the kids and I emptied McGee's piggy bank and filled as many money rolls as we could.  It was a lot of fun for all of us and I was surprised at how quickly all his change added up - thank you grandparents for contributing when you stop by!

This is really a fantastic PROJECT to do with children and EDUCATIONAL too.  

They learn SORTING and about different SHAPES and SIZES.
An inexpensive change sorter made things go even faster and smoother

Nothing better than building TEAMWORK

It's a great exercise for the FINE MOTOR SKILLS and PINCHER GRASP

The result:  $97.50 that was SAVED and ROLLED

Since we ran out of rolls we decided to SHARE and put some of the leftover change into Em's piggy bank

To celebrate McGee turning 4 last week, we took his SAVED money to the bank and opened his first SAVINGS ACCOUNT.  Mommy added $2.50 to start him out with an even $100 and I hope this will begin him on a lifelong journey of learning to SAVE, SPEND WISELY and BE RESPONSIBLE with money.

Heading to the bank with his loot

Picking up after dumping a whole roll of quarters on the bank chair

Putting them in his hat during clean-up...

...and then surprising Mommy by dumping them on his head
(Really...this is NOT how my child behaves in public, let alone a quite, serious type of establishment such as a bank)

Everything is all put back together, just waiting for our turn now

My what a big boy...his savings account

Trying to wait patiently...

...starting to get a little goofy...

...then a little silly...

...blocking out the camera "Stop taking pictures Mommy!" (insert whiny 4 yr. old voice)...

...and there is my sweet boy once again

Sweet boy getting a little funky with his hat...

Proud Mommy (loved the squeezing hugs he was giving me too)

My little man!  His first business transaction - complete!


  1. really that is too stinkin adorable

  2. adorable pictures and fun story! you are doing so great at documenting all the wonders of their childhood on this blog! love love love the pic of him right above the one of both of you. and cute handshake!love it!

  3. Oh my goodness. That is quite a talent making photos taken in a bank look professional!

    Congrats Mcgee!

    - His banker :)

  4. So sweet!!! His facial expressions are awesome! :) That's QUITE the savings!! :)

  5. So glad you all enjoyed it - Mommy was very excited about this. Tegan - so glad you found me and I hope you don't mind being a part of this historic documentation. :)

  6. That is so awesome. What an awesome mommy you are! How fun. I'm glad that the bank treated them so well.

    I left you an award at my blog.