Is your kid beginning to show a part of that all-important entrepreneurial spirit? If so, it’s important to nurture it fully, providing kids with the opportunity to get some great life experiences at a bit of money. Instead of trying to find job vacancies for an 11-year-old, it’s better for you to encourage them to create their own work, especially as they will be less likely to experience disappointment. Through encouraging them to complete jobs during the summer, you can also be assured that their efforts won’t interfere with their studies or affect their grades. To get the best results and to ensure that they find the work they do rewarding, it’s brilliant to try and harness their talents in the jobs they take on.
For example, youngsters with a penchant for baking should consider getting their chef’s hat on and baking some cakes for sale in the community. Through knocking door to door under parental supervision, there is some serious money to be made. Don’t forget to encourage them to use their manners!
Creating some freshly-squeezed orange juice in the front garden for passersby in the warm summer months is another innovative idea. When temperatures are scorching, it’s likely that your little one will get some impressive footfall. After this, you will be able to teach them the vital lesson of increasing prices when demand gets too high. Indeed, such a job will allow them to realise that there is a process to sourcing the oranges, ensuring that the price you sell at is higher than the cost of the oranges, and working hard on good customer service that will guarantee that they come back.
There’s plenty more ideas for 11-year-olds to get involved with this summer. Just use your imagination kids,and make sure that they are safe while giving a boost to their pocket money!