A special thing happened when one of the girls was in the negative according to her checkbook register. Another girl found out and asked if they were allowed to write checks to a friend, when I told her yes you can guess what she did. With her "extra" money she wrote a check to her friend to keep her out of the red (which she ended up in by the end of the evening anyway). The giver whispered in my ear how good she felt to be able to do that for her friend. What a great example these girls are helping one another out in their time of need. So glad I was able to feel the sweet spirit they have to share.
Here is a sample of the play checks the girls used, I think they really liked having their own checks to write out.
A couple of different color options for the girls to choose from. I actually didn't take pictures until after our activity so one of the colors was picked clean. Had I know it would be so popular I would have made more of that color!
This is a savings thermometer, the girls can track their savings progress. We've actually used this to help our kids see our progress as a family when savings for different things.
Savings thermometer with "checkbook"
In addition to the "checkbook" and savings thermometer we gave the girls a sample of a checkbook register to help them keep track of their faux checking account.
Washi tape takes these "checkbooks" from homemade to WOW!
So grateful for my co-leader and her willingness to help keep order while I went over how to write a check and enter it into a register (not the most exciting time of the night), she's AWESOME!.....and so are the girls!