Schools with Entrepreneurial Programs
Help Kids to Start a Business
Encourage your kids to start with a lemonade stand. You’ve probably heard of Lemonade Day. If you haven’t, it’s a program for kids and teens to start a lemonade stand where some or all of the profits are donated to charity. Through this, kids learn business skills, responsibility, financial literacy, goal setting, and teamwork. Go to The Lemonade Day website for a free starter kit.
Kids as young as age five can start learning about business with this Pizza Store simulation from Osmo. It’s hands-on, integrates with technology, and teaches math and entrepreneur skills. Doesn’t it look fun?
Kidpreneurs: Young Entrepreneurs With Big Ideas!The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business: Turn Your Ideas into Money!Be a Young Entrepreneur: Be Inspired to Be a Business WhizThe Making Of A Young Entrepreneur: A Kid’s Guide To Developing The Mind-Set For SuccessFinancial Peace Junior Kit: Teaching Kids How to Win With Money
Get Inspired by Entrepreneur Kid Success Stories
These young inventors say, “The best advice we could give to kid inventors is that you always have to take risks. We didn’t want to make a flat roll and move board game and we really wanted a scavenger hunt type of game, but it was really new and difficult to come up with our concept, but we wanted to take the risk. We also got a lot of feedback from our families, friends, classmates and teachers. We still get feedback today. Be accepting of everything people have to say as it will only help your invention get better. And most importantly, have fun. We had a blast developing the game and now we are having so much fun watching everyone else enjoy it too!”
Books to Encourage (and Parent) Entrepreneur Kids
I love the following books for encouraging entrepreneur kids. They are fiction except for the biography about Elon Musk. They’ll introduce characters who start their own businesses. And, in most cases, the businesses even succeed. (With plenty of failure and lessons along the way.)
Hopefully, these stories will teach and inspire your children.
The Cookie Stall by Jonathan Litton, illustrated by Magali Mansilla
Want to learn about being an entrepreneur and marketing? This story shows how Suzy and Max learned how to attract customer’s attention to their cookie stand after several fails.
Girl CEO Priceless Advice from Trailblazing Women by Ronnie Cohen and Katherine Ellison
The 40 fascinating female biographies in this book will inspire your girls and boys to see their dreams as possibilities. Because many of the CEO (chief executive officer) girls and women in this book are also entrepreneurs that came up with their own original ideas for a company. It’s SO interesting to read how each woman saw a need, often from their own life experience, and created a product or service to meet that need. (Example: Josephine Cochrane invented an automatic dishwasher after one too many chipped dishes.)
Lemonade for Sale (MathStart 3)Billy Sure Kid EntrepreneurGrace Stirs it Up (American Girl-Girl of the Year)Lunch Money (Rise and Shine)Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Seeks a FortuneElon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Young Readers’ Edition
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