Saving is easiest when you can actually see your progress, otherwise it just seems like your money is gone into some black hole-never to return!
I like being able to see a bank account grow and get interest on that money. I love explaining interest to kids; you put your $5 into the account and the bank gives you money just for saving with them-and you didn’t even have to mow the lawn for it. They use your money to make money, it is kinda like your giving the bank a loan and they pay you for that.
Some really great kids’ savings banks that have $10 dollar starting deposits to open accounts are:
Ingdirect (on-line) I personally love this bank!
Marathon Saving Bank
Also, check-out your local bank-they may have something that works-especially if you already bank at their facility or Google it!
Fidelity.com has a great posting on How to Raise a Saver-give it a look!
Okay-it worked for me so, maybe it will work for you too. Come’on give us some hints!