I have a hard time saving money. I'm one of those people that when I see something I want, I get it. I'm also not proud of my credit card balances. I'm working on those. On top of it all, I want to move from where I am in Ga to somewhere in NC. That will take money. I have a goal of Fall 2015 for my move.
I saw something on Pinterest one day that intrigued me. Every week for a year you add money to a jar and after a year you have $1378.00. The plan has you start out with week 1 putting 1$ in and going from there. Others have said, pick your week/amount (as seen on my jar) and put in the most that you can every week and cross of that week/amount. If you're having a bad week, do a lower amount and cross it off. If your doing pretty good at the time, do a higher amount and cross it off.
I found the idea here. I'm definitely going the route of depositing the most I can per week and crossing it out. I didn't print the sheet used on the site but just hand wrote my own. You can see I have 24 marked out. That was week 1. This was started a few weeks ago so I have a few more marked out.
I think this is a really good plan. I think you could customize it for kids to learn to save money. Alter it to way lower amounts and set a goal for a toy or game they want.