Toddler Activities: Decorate a Piggy Bank
Toddler Activities: Decorate a piggy bank and introduce the concept of saving and learn about money.
Looking for toddler activities to introduce the concept of money? Why not have your child decorate his own piggy bank.
Brush and Paper Plate or plastic pallate for paint
ceramic piggy bank (you can find these at craft stores in various sizes. There are pigs and other animals as well.
Newpaper to work on.
- Have materials ready and start painting.
- Let dry thoroughly before handling.
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
Have several small cups of water handy to rinse brushes.
Wear an old t-shirt or smock. Acrylic is harder to get out of clothes and likely to leave a stain.
Use other items to embellish the piggy bank like bows, button, felt, etc.
Use play money to introduce different coin values. We recommend the
Learning Resources Teaching Cash Register
Use buttons or tokens to earn special rewards. For example in potty training, if you opt to do a reward program, you can reward with tokens
and use the piggy bank to collect them to earn small items.