Four Part Bank
1. To make dividers for inside your bank, measure the length and width of an empty oatmeal container.  Using these two measurements, draw a rectangle on cardboard.  Cut it out.  Use this rectangle as a patter to make another rectangle.
2.  Cut lengthwise slits halfway down the center of each rectangle.  Insert one slit into the other, then place the dividers into the oatmeal container.

3.  Use a marker to draw lines o the outside of the container to sow where the dividers are.  Do the same on the lid.  Cut four slits in the lid for money.

4.  Use construction paper, markers, and other supplies to decorate the container and lid so that they show what you’re saving for in each section.

From Highlights, April 2001: by Linda Theresa Raczek