Earlier this year, I wrote a little bit about banks and money and Pagan kids.
Today I wanted to share with you the solution I came up with:
a 4-part bank, created from a paper mache box.
Each side of the box is labelled with an element and a purpose for that portion of the bank:
Earth: prosperity - money to put aside for investing, in a way that it can grow, like a plant grows from a seed
Air: thought - money to save for something bigger, something we've thought about wanting and worked towards
Fire: passion - money to spend on things right away, the money that's "burning a hole in our pocket"
Water: compassion - money to give to charity or to give to help people
Inside the box is also divided into 4 parts to keep money separated.
I'll be posting a tutorial on these over on moondayschool.com soon. It was both easier and more difficult to make than I anticipated.