6.03.2008

Ideas Needed

I will be doing Sharing Time this Sunday and I need ideas. The monthly topic is the temple but my weekly topic is how our tithing funds are used to help build temples. I'd like to have the kids make something to keep their tithing money in at home. I've seen various penny banks done with bottles, and I've seen boxes with three compartments [save, spend, and tithe categories] but all I'd like to do is to have the kids make and decorate a small container for them to store their tithing in till they take it to the Bishop. Just something simple.

But I have no ideas. Little boxes would be cute -- you know, just a little square box that jewelery comes in. Or a bottle of some kind would work. I've thought about water bottles -- I have a zillion of those but I'm thinking that while you could make a slot to put the coins in, the tops would be too small for a quarter to come out of when it was time to pay the tithing. Probably wouldn't be the right answer and I'd need 80 - 100. Those mini-Pringles containers would be good but again, I need a lot of them. Obviously money is an issue here as well.

Any ideas? This would be done during Sharing Time so there wouldn't be a lot of time to do anything elaborate which is why I like the small box or can idea. Not sure where to get those though -- and like I said, I'm blanking here. I'm so not creative.

Help!

13 comments:

Tiburon said...

What about a cute envelope they could decorate?
Like this:

http://www.envelopesexpress.com/categories/view/Coin

100 Percent Cottam said...

i have zero ideas, but i'm sure you'll get lots...

Jori said...

What about these little boxes? http://www.orientaltrading.com/application?namespace=browse&origin=searchMain.jsp&event=link.itemDetails&demandPrefix=15&sku=3/1310&mode=Searching&searchDestinationJSP=/search/searchMain.jsp&No=16&D=box&Ntt=box&Ntk=all&Dx=mode%252bmatchallpartial&mr=BS%2BSearch%2BBoxes&Ntx=mode%252bmatchallpartial&N=0&in_merch=1

Maybe cut a little slit in the top and then glue a fun label on the side(sorry for the freakishly long link;)

Natalie Scott said...

Wish I could help, but You're the one I'm always trying to get ideas from! You're a LOT more creative than me :)
I never would've thought of doing little tithing boxes for the kids...that's a great idea! They'll love it, whatever you end up doing.

Melissa said...

Have you looked on sugardoodle.net? They usually have some good ideas. I'm also doing sharing time this Sunday. I would love to have them make something but we have almost 200 children!

Shelley said...

You could use the water bottles, but instead of slicing the lid, you could slice a money slot near the top where it curves up toward the lid. Just a tiny horizontal slit, and then the kids could even decorate the bottles how they want. :)

Sarah said...

I think you're getting some great ideas here...but just to chime in: have you thought of asking your local pharmacy if they'd donate/let you buy some empty prescription bottles? I have made some M&M prescriptions for the teachers at school in the past, and our pharmacy was really really helpful.

Stina said...

Oooh. Thats a toughy. I like the envelope idea and the making a slit in the curve of the bottle idea. I taught last Sunday and I'm not sure which angle the teacher is going for with next weeks lesson. I look forward to seeing what you come up with though.

Jan said...

Thanks for all the great thoughts - -you guys are awesome! At least now I've got some different ways of looking at this. Thank you!

Home Sweet Home with the Englehart's... said...

http://www.mormonshare.com/images/media/temple-box.gif

I found this at sugardoodle.net. I love that web site. I don't know if you the temple box is what you were thinking of, but there were some fun ideas. Good Luck...

Heather said...

A couple of years ago, Hayden had some ON THR BALL teachers. (a couple) But they got each child a crayon (like a plastic school box) container for each child, and they hot glued some foam in there to make different compartments. Just a thought. Good luck!!

Hacking it up said...

You could always get the little ziploc plastic containers, cut a hole in the lid for the money and let them decorate it with stickers...may be a little tacky, but fast and easy...

Rebekah said...

Try asking around your ward for anyone who might save those glass ababy food bottles, those work really good.