Is your child hoping to raise money for a new pair of rollerblades or to donate to a favorite charity? By helping your kid plan how to raise money for something they want, you’re teaching them some valuable life skills along the way. If they want to donate to charity, they are learning ways to contribute to their community.
Here are a few cute fundraising ideas your child could use to raise money from home.
Set up a bake sale
Sure, lemonade on a hot day is a good idea for a stand. But why not up your game by selling some home-baked cookies and snacks? You’ll probably have to help your child in the kitchen if they aren’t old enough to bake on their own, but you’ll have a lot of fun bonding together over flour and sugar! Next, haul out an old table to the front of your yard and help your little one decorate and hang a sign detailing what you are selling and for how much. Use social media to spread the word about their bake sale, or post some colorful fliers around your neighborhood. Help your child set up their goods on paper plates and get ready to start counting your profits!
Home movies outside in the lawn
Movie theaters can be expensive and crowded. Plus, many aren’t even open due to current COVID-19 concerns. If you have a fence and a large enough backyard, why not host a movie night for the kids in the neighborhood? Your child can make a bunch of flyers and then give them out to their neighbors and friends. Use a projection screen and a white sheet to project a new movie against the fence when the sun goes down. Charge each viewer a small fee of a dollar or two. Make sure everyone knows where the money is going, especially if your child wants to raise money for a charity. We’re betting one movie night will turn into a regular routine once everyone has a blast! If your house is big enough, have a back-up plan in the event it rains. Everyone can file into your home and continue watching the movie from your living room.
Throw a garage or yard sale
Wouldn’t it be lovely to have an empty basement again? We’re betting you have a ton of clutter strewn about your home that you would be perfectly willing to sell. Your child likely has a lot of toys and clothes they want to get rid of for some extra cash, as well! Why not host an old-fashioned garage or yard sale? We’re betting your child will happily go through his old toys if they can have the money they make from selling them. Help them clean off their belongings and price them accordingly. Explain how important it is to help others by donating a small portion of whatever they make to a charity of their choice. Letting your child pick the charity they donate to will make the act more meaningful.