If saving money was easy, we would all do it, right? Sometimes you need a little motivation to keep going and this printable coloring savings tracker is a fun way to do just that. It’s the perfect way to introduce saving money to your kids – and is a pretty cute idea for adults too.
Use this cute free printable to set a savings goal and color in as you reach each level. The picture is a lemonade pitcher and some lemons.
When life gives you lemons… save them for later?
Okay, I don’t know a good lemonade metaphor for saving money. I like the bright and cheerful color yellow. And the idea of filling up a jar or a pitcher is nice.
Once you have made a little progress towards saving money and seeing that pitcher fill up, it’s easier to feel good about saving and reaching your goal, no matter what it is.
Printable coloring savings tracker
This fits on regular 8-1/2 inch by 11 inch paper. You could probably scale it down a little smaller without losing anything, but I haven’t tried it. I printed my savings plan on card stock so that it would be more durable over time.
I got the vector graphics from Vecteezy.com.
Using the savings tracker
Once you’ve printed your coloring savings tracker, write your goals on the blank lines. Write in the amount you want to save at each goal marker. Dates are optional, but I think it helps to give yourself a deadline.
You’ll see that I wrote mine in pencil. This is just an example, but when setting my real savings goals, I know that they are going to change as I go. Even if you don’t reach your goal and color it in, that doesn’t mean give up. Erase that pencil, set a new goal, and keep going.
If you need help getting started with a budget, you might find my post on How the 50/30/20 budget works for my family.
And if you just want a lemonade recipe to enjoy while you’re coloring, try my honey blueberry lemonade.