Ideas for Kids

girl and boy with pink piggy banks

Hey, kids . . . don’t forget to set-aside some of your savings and deposit it in your account at Bath State Bank. Whether your cash is from lawn mowing, baby-sitting, birthday, 4-H fair winnings or chores — make it grow with interest from Bath State Bank. It’s a great way to save for a special toy, game, music CD, your first car or a vacation. Every penny counts in savings! And like Ben Franklin said, "A penny saved is a penny earned!" If you need coin wrappers, please ask us when visiting the Bank.

Libraries have all sorts of videos about money. Learn how ordinary metal is transformed into shiny new coins, and paper is printed and cut into bills. See how a check is tracked, and learn how interest is earned. Visit your public library or the school library to learn more.

A snail is stuck at the bottom of the well that's 16 feet deep. He crawls up 4 feet each day but slips back down 3 feet each night. How long will it take the snail to reach the top? (answer below)

Try these on your friends:

  • Where does Dracula keep his money? (In a blood bank!)
  • Where does a penguin keep its money? (In a snow bank!)
  • Where do fish keep their money? (In a river bank!)
  • Where can you always find money? (In the dictionary!)
  • Where do polar bears vote? (At the North Poll!)
  • When does it rain money? (When there’s change in the weather!)
  • What did the duck say after he went shopping? (Put it on my bill!)
  • What has a hundred heads and a hundred tails? (100 pennies!)
  • Why couldn't the astronaut book a room on the moon? (It was full!)

Answer to Fun with Math
The snail gains 1 foot per day, so at the end of day 12, he's 12 feet from the bottom. The next day, he crawls up the last 4 feet to freedom. The answer is 13 days.