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Vacation Savings Jar DIY #savingsunday

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This week we are getting hands on with our savings by making a savings jar! The kids love this part because we hit Michaels and the Dollar Store for fun stickers and a jar. I like to pick out a jar with the chalkboard stickers because we can write where we are going and a countdown on the sticker.

The kids love to decorate with the stickers and talk about how we can save money for the cool trip. They can come up with some awesome ideas on how they can help us save money. Usually it consists of giving up a favorite food they like to eat so it is one less thing to purchase in the grocery order or giving up toys or other things to sell on the yard sale groups. I love hearing them get into all of this and it gives them satisfaction to be a participant in the vacation planning and saving instead of the adults telling them what we are doing and how we are saving for it.

Our jar is Disney themed but you can find cool beach, camping and other destination stickers and you can reuse the jar by taking the stickers off using Goo-Gone or soap and hot water which saves for the next trip. Even if you are using this for your spending money on the trip, it teaches the kids how to save and have fun doing it.

What are you going to put on your Vacation Savings Jar?

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6 thoughts on “Vacation Savings Jar DIY #savingsunday

  1. These jars are really cute! My 5-year old just made a lemonade stand shopping list today bc he wanted to make money, he’d probably like a jar that looked like this a LOT more than the oatmeal canister he currently has, LOL! Cute ideas!!

  2. Super cute! I have a mason jar that I collect all the buy and sell money in, but it’s not very fancy! Will have to add some stickers!

  3. Beautiful! We’re currently doing this sans the cute decor hehe

  4. This is great! I lovegetting the whole family involved in saving for the trip!

  5. This is a very great idea and encourages them to save.

  6. I am totally stealing this idea. What a fun way to teach kids about saving and be crafty doing it!

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