Piggy bank
Turn saving for the holidays into a fun activity for your toddler year 3.

Activity time: 40 minutes to 1 hour

Difficulty: **

Time to prepare: *

Cleaning up: **

Help your tot make this piggy bank out of old cooldrink bottles. We used a glass Snapple bottle, but plastic bottles could also be used. Using his piggy bank teaches your child to save small change in order to have extra pocket money for the December holidays. Teach him about saving and how you also need to do it in order for you to go on holiday or to treat everyone with gifts.

You will need:

  • A bottle
  • Thick pink, red or orange paper (or any colour of your choice)
  • A complimentary paper with a design, such as a stripe or polka dots
  • Small plastic eyes
  • Two spray bottle caps or any other plastic caps
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Step one:

Cut the paper into shapes to form a snout, tail and ears. Also cut a piece of paper to wrap around the “body”. Use two spray bottle caps as legs that the piggy bank can stand on as well as small plastic eyes.

Step two:

Paste the inside of the ears onto the bigger pink ears and use a pair of scissors to curl the pig’s tail. Make a horizontal opening in the bottle cap big enough for money to be deposited.

Step three:

Use glue to paste all the different elements onto the bottle. The snout will need to go onto the bottle cap, use scissors to make an opening similar to the one in the cap.

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