Smart Lessons That Are All Fun and GamesChoose an activity and get started! Your kids will love the quality time you spend with them, and in the process, they will learn values to help them learn and grow.
Deal QuestTeach your kids to be savvy and responsible shoppers with a grocery-shopping challenge. In this grocery-store challenge, kids will shop for and purchase five items for under $20. But, here’s the fun part: they get to keep the change! So the smarter they shop, the more money they get to keep for themselves. This fun game will teach kids how to comparison-shop and spend wisely so they save more. What your child will learn:
Delayed GratificationGet your kids started on a path to patience by encouraging them to work toward a spending goal and wait for the reward.Your kids will shop catalogs for three toys or items they wish to buy—one inexpensive item, one medium-priced, and one higher-priced. Then they will create a goal sheet with an estimated saving time for each item and track their progress over several weeks or months. Finally, they can celebrate their hard work and patience by purchasing the toy they want with their hard-earned money!What your child will learn:
Yearbook in a BoxHelp your kids learn gratitude and contentment by creating a memory box of your family’s highlights from the year.Let your kids go on a memento-finding mission for vacation photos, awards or certificates, artwork or drawings, recital programs, and so on. Place everything in the box and set a date on your calendar (Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve, maybe) when your family can open the box and go through the contents. When that day arrives, make it a family event! Tell your favorite memories from the year and be grateful for all the fun things you did together.What your child will learn:
A Piece of the PuzzleTeach your kids how to be patient while working and saving for a big goal!Your child will build their patience muscles by setting a goal—in the form of a puzzle—and working to complete it. Let your child think of a toy or item they want and then have them draw it on the puzzle grid. Assign chores and dollar amounts to each puzzle piece and see how quickly your child can complete the puzzle and earn the money to buy the item.What your child will learn:
The Envelope, PleaseTeach your kids how to be smart with their money by helping them make special envelopes!Your kids will learn the three basic steps of budgeting by creating envelopes for giving, saving and spending. Together, you will decide on chores they can do to earn commission. And you will celebrate once a week with a payday where they will earn money for the chores they did.What your child will learn:
Smart CookiesTeach your kids to be thoughtful givers by making and giving away cookies!Children will learn to be thoughtful givers by baking Smart Cookies to give to a neighbor or loved one. They will follow a recipe, work with you to bake the cookies, and create a thoughtful card for the special recipient. And in doing so, they will discover the joy of giving and their power to bless others in fun and surprising ways!What your child will learn: