This doesn’t look like $63, does it? I promise it is. And I can say with confidence that I haven’t missed this money at all.
We’ve had our chicken coop savings cup going for just over a month now and we’re halfway towards our goal. Sure, we could have just found the money to pay for the chicken coop on the spot (or put it on the credit card…), but it wouldn’t have been nearly as satisfying as watching our cup of coins grow. The boys have been getting involved too – squirreling any coins that Dad dumps out of his pockets at the end of the day.
We only add gold coins to the chicken coop cup and have a separate cup (actually a recycled pasta jar) for silver coins. I counted this up today and we have just over $50.
I get coin bags from the bank, divide up the money and deposit it into our account. We used to collect the coins in recycled Milo tins but we quickly discovered that if we left the collection going for too long we lost the motivation to count the mountain of coins and haul it to the bank (bulk coins are heavy!).
So after a quick family discussion (as I write this post) we’ve decided that the additional $50 is going to be cashed in and added to the chicken coup cup.
Here chook, chook, chook!