{The Penny Pot}

Friday, May 1, 2009


Yesterday we read The Penny Pot by Stuart J. Murphy. We found it at our local library when we were looking for stories teaching money concepts. This is the story of a little girl who wants to find fifty cents to have her face painted at a fair. After we read it together, Belle counted different coin combinations to arrive at fifty cents. And after all that hard work, I let her "paint" her face with washable marker.

She's a cat.


Baby wanted to paint his too, but for some reason, ran away whenever I tried to take his picture.


Would you judge me if I told you we went ot Lowes like this? Would you feel sorry for me if I told you we ran into our neighbor?

Check out more Kid Friendly Fridays at I Blame My Mother and more Frugal Friday ideas at Life as a Mom!

Have a great weekend.

8 Creative People Had This To Say:

~Sara said...

This is so adorable! What a great idea!

Sarah said...

Nice idea! I like the coin combos...we'll have to find this book and practice.

I would bring my children out like this. They like the attention :)

Thanks for linking! Enjoy your weekend~

Carleigh'smommy said...

Love it...your an awesome mommy! I try and take notes LOL

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

Looks like a good book. I'm going to have to check it out.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I love it! You are such a smart and fun mama!

shopannies said...

looks like great fun

Jef Peeples said...

Hi, Thanks for the kind words on my blog. Quote me any time, just let me know (an ego thing really :)). How did you find me?

christygirl said...

I'm going to look for the book! Coincidentally, the boys paid me $.50 tonight, "for making [them] chocolate milk" and "for having Baby Joy".

In other news, would you think I was a bad mom if I told you my boys color themselves with marker on a semi-regular basis? Or that Aidan colored some parts of him that necessitated throwing that particular marker away? Ha!

I love checking in with you, even in blogland!