Sunday, August 9, 2009

Candy Stand

Lately Blake and Derek have been obsessed with money. We decide that we needed some way to teach them a little about money. We stole an idea from some good friends of ours, the Sinemas. We held a candy stand.

Grandma Fox made a stand out of PVC pipes and Amy found a great place to get a good deal by buying candy in bulk. We made up fliers and the boys ran around the neighborhood an put them on the doors of our friends and neighbors. The fliers mentioned that the kids should bring their bathing suit if they wanted to play in the sprinklers. We ended up holding it and two different days and it was really successful. Blake even said at one point that “It was the best day of his life.”

In addition to having friends visit and making money, it gave us a chance to teach them about tithing and saving money. We also helped them calculate and understand profits. While the boys loved to earn money they are also very generous with their money. Blake wanted to buy presents for everyone and he is very willing to share his money.

1 comment:

  1. That is an awesome idea! Way to go. :) Looks like it was a great success.