Neighborhood Newsletters: A Fun & Educational Way to Keep Kids Busy During Spring Break! by Marge Jesberger
Kids on spring break? Help them start a neighborhood newsletter! It’s a great (and educational) way to keep them busy. They will earn some money and learn about starting a business. Here’s how to get started:
- Have kids ask around for story ideas. Are the neighbors on sport’s teams? Having a baby?
- Sell ads. Charge a small amount for an ad in the paper. The kids in our neighborhood that advertised their cleaning business and babysitting got jobs!
- Figure out how many stories to write. Decide how many pages that will actually fill.
- Perk up your page with art. Leave room for drawings or logos.
- Have the kids add their own poetry or small stories.
- Make copies. Make a small amount at first, you can always print more later.
- Sell or hand out the newsletter to the neighborhood.
Bet your kids will have a steady customers!