Kids look forward to summer all year long for one reason – they don’t have to be in school anymore, and they can finally spend the whole day playing with their friends! While some down time and a bit of fun can be good for your kids, summers can also be a valuable way for your children to learn something that help them to stay ahead financially in future.
This year, use our tips to help your children boost their entrepreneurial prowess. Believe it or not, most kids will have a really good time, if you get them involved in a meaningful way, and they’ll be learning something useful. Here are some key activities to consider:
Try That Old Lemonade Stand
Set up that old time lemonade stand with your kids. When you were young you probably earned all sorts of extra cash in the summer by selling lemonade out in front of your house. If you live in a friendly neighborhood and have a front yard, you can teach your kids that exact same trade.
The best part about kids selling lemonade is that it will teach them about being an entrepreneur without taking up their whole summer. Just a few hours a day, once or twice a week, is all most kids need to learn a bit about counting money and making sales.
Plus, kids will feel good about their progress when neighbors come over to buy a cup of lemonade from them on a summer afternoon.
Have Your Children Raise Money for Charitable Causes
Get your children involved in selling something for a fundraiser or school charity. Kids can sell all sorts of things from chocolate bars to craft projects. The money that they raise should go to charity, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give them a little tip to keep them inspired.
Best of all, you’ll be teaching your kids about how to earn in the real world, which will help them later in life. They’ll also be doing something good for the world, so you’re going to get two valuable lessons in one!
Teaching your kids about making their own money is important, and if you do it right, your kids will have a bright future. Contact CashOne to learn more about finances and how a cash advance could help secure your child’s future. It’s your job as a parent, so start teaching them about responsible borrowing now!
Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and Child Care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.