Inculcating the habit of reuse and recycle helps your child go green from an early age. How about getting him/her to learn about it the fun way? Oh, you can also teach your little one about the value of money! Make a bottle piggy bank by reusing a water bottle, chart paper, and eraser. While doing this activity, your child’s fine motor and creative skills are engaged, besides gaining confidence as he/she begins to use the piggy bank.
How this bottle piggy bank activity will help your child:
- Enhance your child’s creativity and fine motor
- Teach your child to save money
- Keep your child away from the TV and smartphone
Materials You’ll Need:
- Water bottle
- Pieces of eraser – 4
- A pair of scissors
Instructions for Bottle Piggy Bank Activity:
- On a chart, draw a pair of piggy’s ears.
- Cut the outlines and shade them.
- Cut a smaller piece of chart to wrap the body of a water bottle.
- Stick the ears to the bottle.
- Glue 4 pieces of eraser to the bottle for legs.
- Cut the chart paper to the size of the bottle cap for the face. Draw a pair of eyes.
- Glue the face to the cap.
- Using a cutter, make a slit for the piggy bank.
90% of a child’s permanent foundation for brain development occurs in the early years according to Rauch Foundation. An overuse of gadgets can only stunt this growth and cause a negative impact on the child’s overall development.
If your child is spending more time swiping and scrolling, instead of interaction with the real world, you need to act before it’s too late.
Find out if your child is being meaningfully and positively engaged by taking this simple quiz.