If you’ve ever sent you kids to school with a specific amount of items, only to have many of them not return home to you, these products are for you!
Mabel’s Labels created personalized labels for your child’s products to they can be easily identified. They even have a line for allergies, safety, traveling and more!
Allergy & Health Related
Children’s allergies can be a cause of great concern in parents. Especially when they are not always with you. Put your mind at ease while your children are away on field trips, at daycare or on play dates!
I have stumbled across an awesome discovery! With Rockets of Awesome, you can choose a monthly subscription box of kids attire or choose individual items that your kids will love!
For only $20 a month, your kids can have the newest, trendiest clothing delivered right to your door. Simply take a style quiz and enter their sizing. Once you get your box, that $20 is credited towards whichever items you want to keep from the box, returns are always free.
This apparel averages between $19-$39. If you choose to keep the entire box, you’ll get 30% off!
I’m not the trendiest mom out there, so I really love that this site can also take the guesswork out of outfits. They have an amazing option that includes a full outfit that you know if both stylish and your child will love!
My daughter once started a little business making dream-catchers and sold them around our neighborhood. When it came time to re-purchase the materials needed to make more, my daughter was horrified that she would have to spend her earnings on that. It was an important lesson for her. Once we put everything on paper, we realized that we were actually spending more money on materials than she was making. So, we put together a business plan so we could execute her little dream catcher business properly.
I’ve attached a document that can be used by your little one to execute their business plans!
Slime is an awesome small business idea for kids because it’s inexpensive to make and easy to sell. The only thing to remember when making slime is keeping the packaging/name interesting. Kids love slime but they love fun containers even more. If you put your amazing slime in a boring container, it won’t dazzle the kids.
The important part of this is to find the perfect slime recipe. There will likely be a lot of trial and error but a quick Google search will give you many recipes to start!
Choose a fun containers shape like this one for $8.99 for a set of 33. Purchase Here
You can use this instead of borax!
There are so many fun types of glue that make for perfect slime!
Glitter or Coloring
Choose something fun, glittery or themed to make your child’s slime different!
Bubbles for Sale!
Bubbles are so easy to buy and resell! This would be easy to sell to friends at school or at the park. Your child could even sell them for birthday parties! Just come up with some great labels for them and a great bubble business name!
You can buy this pack of bubble wands of 64 for $15.95! This means that each one of these bubble wands will end up being $0.24 a piece! Sell them for $.50 a piece and make an easy profit!
Key-chains, Pretty/Fun Notebooks, Slap-Bracelets
These items are easy and quick to sell. Your child can make their own masterpieces and sell them or purchase in bulk and create collectibles around their school!
30 Keychains for $14.99!
Purchase Here! If your child sells these for $1 a piece, they make a pretty good profit!
24 for $16.99!
Purchase Here! Buy these notebooks in bulk and make them into beautiful works-of-art with a little glue and glitter. Your child could also design their own!
100 Bracelets for $12.95!
Purchase Here! These are quite easily the best value around. Your child can easily sell these for $.50 a piece and make around $20.
Small Business Ideas for Older Children
No one likes to pull weeds! It’s an easy weekend job and with a little elbow grease, it can be a lucrative business! Your child will need a few supplies.
This could be a fun weekend job! Your child could provide this service for birthday parties, church get-together’s, quinceaneras, holiday parties, etc. If you keep the cost down, they could be looking at some really decent profits plus your child will get to experience handling customers, building a business and managing expenses.
This will require an investment but perhaps, if your child presents a good business plan and shows they’re serious, they could receive investors from their beloved parents or other family members for a fair share in their company. The most cost-efficient way to run this kind of operation is to edit the photos following the event and email them to the customers and the host.
This could be a fun craft and also a great way for your child to earn money. These personalized tumblers could display your child’s school mascot, favorite sports team, first initial of your customer’s name, etc. The best part about this is that they don’t have to sink a whole lot of money into this until orders are placed. They’ll just need to make enough for display purposes.
Whatever your child chooses, the importance of this entrepreneurship project is learning the value of money, the hard work involved in building a business, sorting out the business’ costs and the rewards of all that time and energy. Hopefully, these skills are something they can take with them throughout their life and something that creates beautiful memories.
There’s something sentimental about passing on the toys from our childhood to our children. Toys you’ve long since forgotten about. Luckily, some of these companies still produce these toys so you can pass on the fun!
This was an old favorite in my house. I have fond memories of my mom having to “watch my pet” while I was at school. The newest version is updated with all kinds of fun stuff including a color screen, which was totally unheard of when we were kids. Kids nowadays will never know the struggle…
The game of coordination, which I had none of because I was never very good at this game but I can recall kids sneaking in their new Christmas Bop it’s to school to pass around in a circle. It was all fun and games until the teacher saw we had a toy from home.
Fond memories of this game. A circle of girls at a friends house, all wearing our color coordinated clip on earrings. Life was good. A friend’s poor baby brother exhibiting a necklace and bracelet simply because he didn’t want to be left out. Who will be the pretty pretty princess?
Polly Pockets have changed over the years, they’re less of a choking hazard than we were kids. Strange because I don’t remember my mom ever needing to warn me about eating them. Anyhow, they’ve released a nostalgia recreation of the original Polly Pockets for you and your children to enjoy.
This gremlin looking toy was the talk of the town when it was released. Mom’s lined up in front of Target the day it was released to make sure they’re little angels could get one of these unique toys. It was one of the first truly interactive toys and it was a hit! Now they have a lot of options for interactive toys but still, Furby makes cute gremlin toys.
As I recall, this game was a hit with all the boys in school. What better way to have fun than to pin toys against each other. These guys go well before the 90’s but they’ve been a classic toy for all generations.
One of the early games that allowed children to steal toys from one another. Flip em, pin your pogs against your friend’s pogs, take their pogs or loose them all. It was a risky game, thankfully if you’re still bitter because you lost all your pogs to billy, you can still buy more.
Now this isn’t obviously a toy but were you really a child of the 90’s if you didn’t own an incredible uncomfortable and unstable piece of furniture like this? I had a couch, an ottoman and a make-shift recliner. We were so cool.
This game taught us how to survive in near-apocalyptic times. In every brightly colored, MAC filled computer lab, there were little ones fighting to survive the harsh terrain. I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without this game.