Kids Checkbook Registers & More
My oldest son and I have been talking for the last two days about how he is managing the money he has earned. Basically, we've been keeping up with it in our heads and have an "estimate" of what he has. Quiet frankly, this is no way to manage money from any perspective. So, he and I developed a little system today that he is going to start using.
We worked out a register that we could record his deposits, withdrawals, savings and tithes. It's just a more "grown-up" version of this system that we used in the past.
To begin, print the check register. I printed 3 sheets and cut them with a small paper cutter. Stack them together and staple to a sheet of card stock that is cut the same size as the register sheets, 6" x 2.75". Then print the Guardian Bank & Trust play registered cover. Cut out and glue the register sheets to the inside of the cover, you can use either side for the front or back.
If you decide that you want to use checks and deposit slips. Print those as well. I printed 4 sheets of checks and 1 sheet of deposit slips. Cut all of them out (it's easier to use a really good paper cutter), score the tops of each so that will be easy to tear, stack and staple together.
Once you have stapled the tops, you'll want to create a back and slight cover to cover up the staples. Cut a piece of card stock .5" taller than the checks and the same width.
You'll want to be able to fold the top over to just cover the staples...like a real checkbook.
Now, we are going to sit down and start entering deposits and withdrawals into his checkbook. Cooper is very excited about this...I feel like I may have an Alex P. Keaton on my hands.