It wasn't hard to figure out how to make piggy banks work to teach accountability - the root word is 'account', as it 'bank account' or 'accountant'. There you go!
But the piggies were plain white, and I tried to figure out how to make them a bit more, well, darling. I tried stamping on them with Staz-On, but the stamps kept slipping on their shiny round little rumps, so that was not going to work. Then I remembered my rub-ons! They worked perfectly! I quickly rubbed some little flowers onto their little ham hineys, and they were done!
Then using the printer, and some stamps and punches, I quickly made some little "coins" to stick in the coin slot that say "Choose to make deposits in you Celestial Account daily."
For my lesson I hid the little piggies, and just had the larger one on the table. I had a bunch of coins and bills, and talked about how there is an accounting made of each of our choices, and when we make good choices it is like putting money in that account. We talked about different choices we make, large and small, and with each suggestion, I put a coin or bill in my piggy bank. We talked about how fast you can fill up a piggy bank with just small change - the little good decisions we make everyday - like obeying our parents, being nice to you siblings, or smiling at someone. It worked out great.
Then I revealed the tiny little piggies. The girls were delighted! They loved them! I told them that every time they get handful of pocket change they need to remember that all those little everyday choices add up to a lifetime of happiness!
Don't you just love it when you get a bit of inspiration after you've completely blown it?