(piggy bank #1)
In my file you will find 2 kinds of piggy banks to choose from. I couldn't decide which one I liked better (my friends were split between the two) so I just decided to include both of them.
(piggy bank #2)
My download includes the two types of piggy banks, and a couple of pages of large realistic coins.
To make either (or both) of the piggy banks, print out the two halves of each on cardstock, trim and overlap the pieces so that you have a single piggy bank.
(If you decide on doing the kind of pig directly above, make sure that you draw the coin slot on before laminating.)
After laminating and trimming, add velcro dots to the pig. I use the clear craft dots that you can find at WalMart or a craft store. They are wonderful, and you can hardly see the dots on the pig. Here is a close up of my pig with the dots attached.
Everyday a different student is chosen to show the date on the pig in coins. So on the 15th of the month the pig will have 15c showing.
It is wonderful reinforcement for coins and later in the year, students learn to exchange coins or use different denominations of coins to make up the dates.
I hope you find this useful in your class. In addition to printing out the coins for the date, you might want to print and laminate extras as they are very handy for math lessons, or for Board Math for those of you who do that.
Here is the link to my Coin Counting Piggy Bank. Enjoy!