Learning and activities for the whole family
Turn your Interests into a Job
Family members make a list of interests and hobbies and compare them to similar jobs.
Create Your Own Companies
Family members create and run companies based on household activities.
A Letter to Your Future Self
Write a letter addressed to yourself in 5 years
Business Products and Marketing
Learn about products and materials in your backyard.
Decorate Savings jars and learn to increase healthy savings habits.
Plan a Family Outing
Make a budget and work together to plan a family trip
Be a Problem Solver
As a family, work together to solve a problem that you encounter in your home.
What Job Should I Have?
As a family, explore characteristics, skills, interests, and dislikes that you may have. You can find out what you have in common and work together to talk about what types of careers you have or may want to have.
The Highest Bidder
As a family, select several items to put in a mini-auction. Have each person bid on the items up for sale. Work with your students to explain what happens when items are priced above and below their market value. What about when multiple people want the same item?
The Price is Right!
After a shopping trip, assign incorrect prices to items and work as a family to decide if the actual cost is higher or lower. Talk about why similar items might be more or less expensive than each other and how your family can save money with careful buying decisions!
Time is Money.
A budget and a schedule are both used to manage resources. Explore how spending money and spending minutes are similar! As a family, create a schedule for your daily routine and see where your hours go.
What the heck is a Paycheck??
Create a mini-economy to show your student the value of earning money and spending it wisely. Help them track their purchases and establish strong money management habits!
Making Sense: Work in the Time of COVID-19 is the third and final installment in the Making Sense series. This whitepaper will help you and your students better understand what’s happening and how things will eventually get better.