Encourage Children to Learn Vital Life Skills through Personal Experience – Set Up Your Own Kids Marketplace!
Joe still pulls out trash cans each week and we are still passionate about teaching our kids about money, life and entrepreneurship. My husband and I feel that it is important to not only tell our kids about these things, but to let them experience them. We want them to know what a bad decision and good decision feels like, with the hope that they will continue to make good decisions for the rest of their lives.
Some of the weekly topics included “How to Greet Someone”, “Listening”, “Rapport” and “Money”. Then, in May, the kids set up 40 booths at an after school marketplace.
“It takes money to make money.”
“Being friendly helps with sales.”
“You have to make more money than what it cost you.”
“I should not eat my product.”
Seems to me like the kids felt what it was like to make money!
Eda did a great job with the kids at the Kids Marketplace. The great thing is, any group could put it together with the right parent in charge. What do you think about a Kids Marketplace at your school?
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