Saving money for a family vacation generally falls on parents who pitch in the big dollars, of course. But when it comes to nickels and dimes, there’s no reason that kids can’t jump on board too! Here are some ways that kids can save money for Disney so they’ll have spending cash for treats and souvenirs of their own. This quick Disney DIY bank tutorial will help them save their pennies!
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Kids Can Save Money for Disney
By Doing Extra Chores
I believe that kids should pitch in on housework on a regular basis but for those chore that go “above and beyond”, I’m not above a bit of extra monetary compensation. A few bucks here and there for extra chores can add up in a kid’s Disney bank.
With Good Behavior/Good Grades
This one works especially well with little guys! I keep a good behavior chart for my preschooler in the two weeks leading up to the trip. This allows him 14 days to earn a little spending money based on good attitude and helpfulness around the house. For big kids, you could also reward good grades on a special pay scale, with bonuses for all As!
By Selling Something
Coordinate a yard sale as a family where the kids can sell their outgrown toys and/or clothing and earn a few dollars. Or set up an old fashioned lemonade stand or bake sale, though this is often more work for grown-ups involved!
One of my kids favorite ways to save money for Disney trips is by saving monetary gifts given for birthdays and Christmas. If someone is planning on purchasing a gift for your child and asks what she’d like to receive, recommend a Disney gift card!
By Collecting Change
And here’s the perfect place to store all that loose change! Follow this easy DIY for create your own Disney vacation bank.
You can customize the bank with whatever Disney-themed charms you like. This DIY only cost me about $7 to make. I used a half price coupon from the craft store for the most expensive item. Or you can purchase them inexpensively on Amazon.
I purchased my supplies at Hobby Lobby. Here are similar items available at Amazon:
These peel and stick letters have a cute sparkle stud detail. You can customize your jar with whatever lettering you want (the hardest part of this entire project is getting the letters straight!)
I found these inexpensive items including Mickey and Minnie buttons, metal “Wish” charms and sparkly dangles. Kids can loop the charms onto a length of narrow ribbon and tie it around the neck of the jar. There are enough charms in each package to make several banks, so they would really be a great gift for another Disney-loving family!
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check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
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- 1st Stop – Saving Up for Disney | How Kids Can Save Money for Disney (+ Disney DIY Tutorial!)
- 2nd Stop – Love Our Crazy Life | Creative Ways to Make Extra Money for Disney Vacations
- 3rd Stop – Trips with Tykes | Travel Hacking Basics to Save For Your Family’s Disney Vacation
- 4th Stop – Disney in Your Day | Perks to Using a Disney Visa
- 5th Stop – Disney Nouns | Selling Your Way to Disney