If challenged to create a product to sell, what would your child create? They may surprise you…
My youngest daughter (now 10) took a class at our homeschool co-op last semester called Little Entrepreneurs. Over the course of a couple of months, students developed their ideas for a product, created it at home, learned how to design a logo, and determined a fair price based on cost. The kids then had the opportunity to sell their products at the co-op holiday fair.
I wasn’t sure my little woman was going to embrace this class. To my surprise, she lectured me after class one day, because she knows how I do things.
“We can’t leave this to the last minute, Mom. I need to get my supplies as soon as possible.”
I was also surprised when she refused to leave her table during the fair – even when every other kid took a break – because she didn’t want to miss a sale.
“What if someone wants to buy a pop?”
What’s the bottom line? This project increased her confidence, helped my shy girl talk to a wide range of people and filled her cash box quite nicely. Can you guess what she did with the profits? She saved every cent.
“The surprise is that you continue to be surprised.” J.A. Davis