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Learn Beyond The Book will be hosting an Entrepreneur Day. It will be open to all students and even parents with businesses can bring their business cards. We will have a table for all the parent business cards. The main focus is the kids’ businesses and teaching them about having a business. It will be a joint event for Newhall and Northridge locations at the Newhall location (about 15 minutes from the Northridge location with no traffic at that time of the day) at The Newhall Church of the Nazarene, 23857 The Old Road, Newhall.
We plan to do it from 12-2pm on Friday, Dec.15, which is also the last day before our holiday break. I’m personally hoping to get all my holiday shopping done at your booths!
We hope many of you can participate!
If you plan to participate, please fill out this form so other sellers can see what you plan on selling if they want to avoid too much competition and also want to start saving to shop at each other’s booths. Set-up can begin at 11:00am and around 11:30am we will have a time where the sellers can take a few minutes to shop at each other’s booths before the other shoppers show up and they have to be at their booths. We want this to be a time where kids learn about entrepreneurship, how a small business works, how to do some marketing, learn about the cost of items and how to set a good price for an item to make sure it sells and there is some profit. All sellers are completely responsible for their setup, including tables, chairs, decorations for the booth, their forms of payment and any change that they need to have for their shoppers. To learn about rent, the cost to participate would be $5 payable cash to Learn Beyond The Book via Venmo to Elmarie Hyman @ LearnBeyondTheBook. We will spend that to advertise the event and try to get other shoppers to come see all that you have to sell! If anyone is planning to sell any food items, they need to have a list of ingredients and we do ask for peanut-free items due to allergies. Please let us know if you need access to an outlet. We have only a few spots with that option.
If you are looking for some resources to discuss the whole process with your children, here are a few websites:
and this is what Chat GPT AI thinks:
Setting up a pop-up shop for kids on an entrepreneur day is a fantastic way to teach them about business, customer service, and money management. Here are ten great ideas for kid-friendly businesses:
- Lemonade or Beverage Stand: This classic idea never gets old. Kids can sell lemonade, iced tea, or any other popular drink. You can help them experiment with flavors or add-ins, like fresh fruit.
- Handmade Jewelry: Kids can make bracelets, necklaces, or other simple jewelry items using beads, string, or even rubber bands. They can cater to other kids or even adults looking for unique handmade pieces.
- Baked Goods Stand: With supervision, kids can bake cookies, brownies, or muffins. You can also add a twist like decorating cookies or cupcakes on the spot for customers.
- Art and Crafts Booth: Allow kids to showcase their creativity by selling drawings, paintings, or other craft items. This could also include DIY craft kits for other kids to purchase and make at home.
- Plant Sale: Kids can sell potted plants, flowers, or even little seedlings they’ve grown. They can also decorate pots or sell gardening kits.
- Book Swap or Second-hand Bookstore: If your child is a bookworm, they can set up a book exchange. Other kids bring a book and swap it for another, or they can sell gently-used books.
- Face Painting Booth: If they’re good at drawing or have an interest in art, a face painting booth can be both fun and profitable.
- T-Shirt Designing: With washable fabric paints or markers, kids can customize plain white t-shirts based on what the customer wants.
- Personalized Story-writing: If your child has a knack for stories, they can write short personalized tales for other kids. The customer provides some details, like their name or favorite animal, and gets a custom story.
- Game Booth: Set up simple games like a ring toss, dart throw, or mini-golf. Kids pay a small fee to play and win prizes.
For all of these ideas, it’s essential to teach kids about pricing, change, customer service, and the importance of presentation. It’s not just about making money but about understanding the value of hard work, creativity, and interpersonal skills.
Can’t wait to come shop at all your booths!