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8 Creative Ways to Give Kids Cash as a As Gift

8 Creative Ways to Give Kids Cash as a As Gift

Creative Ways to Give Money to a Kid: Fun and Creative Ways to Give Cash Gifts to Kids!

Giving money as a gift can be fun and creative! Consider folding bills into origami shapes, hiding cash in balloons or piñatas, or creating a scavenger hunt with clues leading to the final prize. These ideas add an element of surprise and excitement for the recipient.

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, holiday or want to give your kids money on the spot, there are tons of ways to give cash as a present that your children will undoubtedly love. Giving your kids money is often viewed as a lesser gift when compared with a tangible item. But cash can be the best gift for older kids if given at the right time. 

So here are eight ways in which you can surprise your kids with cash and make them happy every time.


Money Inside Balloons

Cash in an envelope and a gift card tucked inside a book may be appreciated, but they aren't fascinating. That is why you should consider putting money inside balloons. You could put the money-filled balloons in a box or present them in other creative ways.

When putting the cash inside the balloon, you may choose to blow it up with helium or air. 

If you choose helium, fill the balloon until firm, but be careful not to pop it when you tie the base with ribbon or tape. 

The cash-filled balloons can be placed in a cardboard box or gift bag, and given to your children as presents, when they least expect it! 

To make things even more fun, have some scissors or a safety pin nearby, so your little ones can easily pop open their balloons! 

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Put cash in the book they are reading.


If you are looking for a highly creative way to give your children cash as a gift, why not hide it in a book they are reading? You can wrap the money in a paper bow before placing it in the book, for a pleasant surprise! 


Hide money in unexpected places.

We know it may sound like something from a spy movie, but hiding envelopes filled with cash around the house or in the car is another fun way to give your children money. It's also an excellent excuse for getting outside and going on a treasure hunt! Just be sure to hide the money in a safe place, and somewhere your child will indeed find it.

Placing notes around the house with clues about where money has been hidden, is another great way to add a personal touch to your gift-giving. This makes gifting money for birthdays, or at Christmas, a lot more exciting, than just handing it out or placing it under the tree.

The entire point of giving your kids cash as gifts is to make them happy, so this would be an ideal gift if they are especially curious or love surprises. If hiding money is not possible, you can always put it in an envelope and tuck it away at the bottom of other gifts in a gift bag or box. 

There are many creative ways to gift money that make it a fun and exciting experience! 


Create a treasure hunt for money.

Also, think about how you're going to hide your money. If you have little, it's best not to store it somewhere that would be dangerous. Come up with creative places that may need some work with their imagination to find, but still be logical enough for them to figure out. 

And lastly, don't forget the prizes! The treasure doesn't always have to be money, but we won't judge if that's what you want it to be (we're all adults here). You could just as quickly place a few pieces of candy or small toys along their path.


Give them clues to figure it out, like a "Where's Waldo" puzzle.

You have heard of this series, whether you know it as Where's Wally or Where's Waldo. As the title suggests, it consists of intricate drawings where readers are challenged to find a character named Waldo.

What does all this have to do with giving your children money?

It's simple: challenge them to find it! Rather than giving them money without any added fun, hide the money among a bunch of household objects (or within another thing entirely) and give them clues that lead them closer to their prize. You can use a section from one of the Where's Waldo books or make a search-and-find type puzzle for your kids to complete.


Candy Money Jar Gift

It is one of the most adaptable cash gift ideas for children, as it can be modified to any child's preference. For example, if your child has a sweet tooth, you can fill a mason jar with candy and money. If your child prefers sports, you can fill it with baseball cards and cash.

The first step is choosing a jar and clearing out whatever was in it before. You should also clean the inside thoroughly.

Print or handwrite a note saying "Candy Money Jar!" on cardstock paper and glue that onto the jar. Then place your recipient's favourite candies inside (or other small items) and add some cash in between. You can also decorate the outside of the jar by glueing ribbons or stickers onto it. 

When finished, wrap up the candy money jar in wrapping paper or put it inside an attractive box and present it to your recipient! This gift looks excellent, and no one will be able to resist opening it up right away.


D.I.Y. Surprise Money Confetti Popper

This craft is excellent for kids old enough to know what money is and still young enough to appreciate money flying around like confetti. The supplies needed for this craft are money confetti, clear balloons, and a small funnel. 

You can either make your own money confetti or buy it in bulk on Amazon. Fill the balloons with money confetti and tie them closed. Then write a note on the balloon that says "pop me." 

Give these balloons to your kids as a gift, and let their excitement bubble up when they pop the balloon and find themselves covered in dollar bills.


Giving kids cash as a present is a great way to teach them about saving on their own.

Giving your kids cash as a present is a great idea. Not only does it help them learn about saving, but it also teaches them the value of money and how hard work can pay off. The chances are that your child will appreciate the gift of cash just as much as any other traditional gift.

After all, it's probably the time you spend with them during the holidays that matters most. And having some extra cash to help support this additional time together will allow them to have more enjoyment.

Author bio

Andrea Gibbs a contributor at Montessori Academy, a blog dedicated to helping parents with the ins and outs of parenting children within the Montessori tradition. When she isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog.