Eaglee's Summer Savers Program
Discussing money early in a child’s life helps to build a strong foundation for healthy financial habits in the future. To help children learn more about money, we have created a summer program filled with information, resources, and activities about money to help build that foundation. Engaging in these activities with your child offers opportunities to learn together.
The program is open all summer, stop by a Bank of Prairie du Sac office to register and pick up the materials. The program is open to kids ages 4-12.
All summer activities must be completed by August 31, 2018 to earn prizes.
How it Works
When you register, each child will receive a packet including an Eaglee Saver's Piggy Bank, an Eaglee's Smart Savers Booklet of activities exploring topics related to money, and crayons to use for completing the activities. Use the piggy bank and booklet to earn prizes.
Eaglee’s Smart Savers Booklet: Complete 10 Activities
Help your child learn about money by exploring the Eaglee’s Smart Savers booklet. As your child completes these activities, they can bring their booklet into a Bank of Prairie du Sac office to have each activity page stamped. Complete all 10 activities and bring in your booklet to receive a pair of kid’s sunglasses!
Eaglee Saver’s Piggy Bank: Make 5 or 10 Deposits
As your child earns money, encourage them to save it in the enclosed cardboard piggy bank. If they have an Eaglee Savings Account at Bank of Prairie du Sac, they can bring in their piggy bank to make a deposit into their savings account once each week. Each deposit will be tracked with a sticker on the piggy bank. Make 5 deposits over the summer and receive collectible coins to help their savings grow! Keep saving and make another 5 deposits by our Christmas Open House in December to earn another set of collectible coins.
Grand Prize: Complete Both
If your child completes both the Eaglee’s Smart Savers booklet and the first 5 piggy bank deposits, they will receive an Eaglee Lunch Bag.
Prizes & Deadlines
Complete by August 31, 2018:
- Eaglee’s Smart Savers Book (all 10 activities) = Sunglasses
- 5 Eaglee Saver’s Deposits (must track on piggy bank) = Collectible Coins
- Complete Both = Eaglee Lunch Bag
Complete by December 7, 2018: (optional)
- 5 Additional Eaglee Saver’s Deposits (must track on piggy bank) = Collectible Coins
Registration is open all summer, stop by a Bank of Prairie du Sac office to register and pick up the materials. The program is open to kids ages 4-12. Call 608.643.3393 with any questions.
Materials in the activity booklet are based on the FDIC Money Smart program. View the parent guides below for more information to help work on each activity. Please note that the parent guides may not match the activity booklets exactly.
Books to Read
For ages 4-7:
- Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells: Max and Ruby are on a mission to find the best birthday present for their grandmother; but when emergencies arise, they have to spend their carefully saved money. (Activity #1 & #3)
- Arthur’s Pet Business by Marc Brown: Arthur starts a pet-sitting business and gets his hands full with all sorts of crazy creatures. (Activity #2)
- The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper: One small train shows how believing in yourself can make all the difference as you reach for your goals. (Activity #4 & #9)
- If You Made a Million by David M. Schwartz: Have you ever wanted a million dollars? Discover ways to make and spend a lot of money with Marvelosissimo and his friends. (Activity #5 & #6)
- The Rainbow Fish by Marc Pfister: Rainbow fish finds the joy of sharing as he builds new friendships with the fish in the sea. (Activity #7)
For ages 8-12:
- Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens: A lazy bear and a hardworking rabbit demonstrate opportunity cost, as the bear must repeatedly choose between the “tops” or “bottoms” of crops. (Activity #2)
- Lulu Walks the Dogs by Judith Viorst: Lulu works to earn money to reach her mysterious “super special” long-term goal. (Activity #3 & #4)
- The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies: Evan and his sister compete to earn money by selling lemonade. (Activity #5 & #6)
- Double Fudge by Judy Blume: Peter’s younger brother, Fudge, is money obsessed. Their family travels to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. (Activity #9)
- Growing Money: A Complete Investing Guide for Kids by Gail Karlitz: With fun facts and activities, this guide introduces children to the world of investing. (Activity #10)
Ways to Use Books:
- Read together: This is a wonderful way to bond with your child and support his or her literacy skills while talking about money.
- Ask for a summary: Whether your child reads with you or independently, ask him or her to summarize each book (and/or chapter) and share what he or she has learned.
- Have a discussion: Use the books as conversation starters to talk about the concepts of money and how it applies to your lives.
- Join a reading program: Visit a local library to join their summer reading program and learn about money while improving reading skills.
Activities to Try at the Bank
- Counting Coins: Gather change from around the house or from the piggy bank to take to the bank and convert to dollars.
- Open a Savings Account: Consider opening a savings account with your child. He or she can begin depositing money earned or received on birthdays or holidays. Discuss how you choose an account. Young children may not understand everything now, but it helps establish a foundation for later in life. Ask a banker to explain the saving account interest rate to your child.
- Saving Up: Bring your child along when going to the bank and encourage him or her to bring any change he or she has saved. Help him or her make the deposit. This can be a great way for children to get used to regularly adding to their savings account.
- Check Your Balance: After several months of your child making savings account deposits, go to the bank to check on her or his balance to see how much interest was earned.
- Use an ATM: Show your child how you use the ATM. Explain that an ATM is not a free money machine—you are actually taking cash out of your own bank account—and that the receipt shows how much cash is deducted.