My kids love getting into my wallet and wandering around with my bank card and credit card, it got so bad I had to start putting my purse up in a closet. Justin and Hanna love playing with cards and pretending they are buying things at the store or “paying bills” it’s super cute so I decided I’d make them their very own credit cards with this Kids Play Credit Card Printable!
When my kids were all much younger I used to catch the three older kids playing store, and they’d play with their little toy cash register, fake money, and little plastic coins. It was really cute, and although we do have fake money, my kids never really see me with cash. I’m always sporting my bank card or credit cards with me so I thought it would be a fun idea to make their own cards.
Justin is always asking when he can open a bank account and when he can have money of his own, so this is good practice for him to see if he can take care of his little credit card so that in 5ish years, when he’s 11/12 we can get him his own bank account like the older kids (we normally open there’s around 11/12!)
What better way to get kids to play, use their imagination and you can also teach responsibility! Give them a limit, tell them their card has a limit of say $200 have them keep track on a piece of paper how much money they are spending in their little fake stores and have them see just how quickly money is spent! Great lessons to be learned while imaginations et to run wild and have some good creative play!
What’s needed for these fun cards:
- This FREE printable
- Cardstock paper
- Laminator and laminating sheets (to keep it from ripping and be thicker like a real CC!)
Luckily this is just a for-fun kid’s little project so no laser printer is necessary. Cardstock is ideal that way it has a thickness that mimics a credit card as well as the use of the laminator to give it a more authentic look and feel!