for age 5 and up
I am sure you are all very familiar with what a typical piggy bank looks like. Well, I don’t know about you, but, I have always wondered how piggy banks received its name. And, why not a doggy bank or better, a cake bank?
So today, we are going to do some research, designing, and making a different type of bank.
Please write a short description on one of your favorite piggy banks below.
Make sure to describe its materials, style, design, and special functions.
Create and Design
Design and build your piggy bank using LEGO. Your challenge is to create different openings for different sizes of coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar). Use ruler if you need to. When you design, think of its function (store the coins) and characters (color and shape).
Watch A Sample
Examples from community kids who participated.
The children are so creative and imaginative. They paid attention to the size of openings for coins.
First, is an example from Peyton in Canada. His teacher Mr. Penner found my lesson and encourage his students to try. I received a surprised email from one of the students. Peyton Slind. He is willing to share his wonderful creation. (Thank you Peyton, Thank you Mr. Penner!)
Phillip and Chloe's examples
Cynthia's Write Up
Jessica's Cat Bank