Saturday, 29 September 2012

Money boxes and posting coins

I have a gorgeous money box, I don't know where it came from but it's quite old, made from tin and in the shape of a postbox. I use it to store my small collection of interesting coins - old coins no longer in circulation, leftover coins in small denominations from foreign holidays, and some pressed pennies from a trip to the US when I was a teenager. Recently I took the coins out to show Harry, and he was fascinated. He spent ages posting them back through the slot. They were still out when Mia woke up from her nap, and so under supervision I let her join in. This activity was a huge hit. I found some more money boxes from around the house - my old piggybank along with some that they have received as gifts. We have spent many happy sessions all posting coins together.

Children posting coins in money boxes

Children posting coins in money boxes

Then, a few days later, prompted by a book we were reading I was showing Harry some old photos from when I was little. Looks as though I wasn't the first to come up with this activity!

Children posting coins in money boxes

2 comments:

  1. Ha ha Laura is fascinated by that last picture! 'So you were the baby and Auntie Jen was the big girl?'

    I loved that outfit Mia is wearing up there. I've said it before but it's so nice seeing the clothes go round again. :)

    And my two love playing with coins. Emily had my old foreign coins out yesterday in fact, she sorts them between different bowls. Not sure if I have my old piggy bank, it might be in the loft.

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    1. I'm glad that you liked the picture! You've passed down some lovely outfits to us.

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