Friday, June 29, 2012

Ways for Kids To Earn Money Around the House

If your kids are like mine, they love to have a little cash on hand. While we do have give our children a weekly allowance (see Our Allowance System), they are often looking for ways to earn more money. My youngest enjoys a few extra dollars to buy Lego sets or, more often, candy. My daughter has her eyes on saving for big-ticket items, like a nice camera.

My problem has always been that, while I know there are lots of extra jobs that need done around the house, I can never think of them when the kids seem to want them. I finally took the time to come up with a system that I wish I had thought of years ago: our Money Makers file. 

{Check out details about Ways for Kids to Earn Money Around the House on The Homeschool Classroom!}


  1. Great idea! My kids are the same way with wanting to earn extra cash, but always approaching me when I can't devote time to think of a job, much less explain how it should be done! This will be great not only for summer, but our busy home school year as well!

  2. Great idea. And, I love your new layout!!!!!

  3. Cute idea I love the envelopes!

  4. Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas! Grace has been asking to earn extra money recently and this just might be the ticket.

  5. This is a great idea. My daughter (6) wants to save up for an American Girl doll, which as everyone knows is not cheap, and has been asking if I have anything she can do. She also loves to ask at inconvenient times. Thank you so much, my husband and I have some brain storming to do!

    God bless,


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