6 Ways your Kids can Make Money This Summer

It’s summer, and your children are no doubt looking for ways to spend their time. They may be saving up for a new video game, tech device, or vacation – so they are likely looking for ways to make a little cash too. Before you go emptying your wallet paying them to do every little thing in your home, have them consider working around the neighborhood for money.

Below are 6 ways that kids can make a little extra dough this summer!

6 Ways Kids Can Earn Money this Summer


This is perfect for a responsible teen that loves kids, especially those that have little siblings. Babysitters can offer their services for moms needing to run errands or who want a date night without their spouse. The job typically pays $10-$20/hour, depending on the number of kids being watched.

Washing cars

Everyone wants to drive a nice looking car, but most people don’t have the time to do anything more than run through a cash wash. Kids can set up their own washing service in their own driveway. Before allowing this, be sure to talk about investments (car soap, sponges, water usage) and how they will pay for these things. Many children will make enough to cover the expenses and still pocket some cash when washing cars.

Selling lemonade and other treats

It’s been around for decades, but this art of making a little money still works! If you live in a neighborhood with a decent amount of traffic, encourage your kids to get creative and sell something. Lemonade is the go to, but they could also sell pastries, cookies, or other goodies to go along with the drink. Investments would need to be considered for this type of money as well.

Walking Dogs

This is a daily job that could easily be done by a couple kids. Since it’s a constant need, those offering the service of dog walking could have a nice piggy bank by the end of the summer. Most dog walkers charge $2-$3 per walk, but you could always suggest your children negotiate a rate for a week or month worth of the service.

Mowing/Caring for lawns

This is yet another service that is needed regularly throughout the summer. Mowing is a hot and sweaty job – so most would gladly pay a kid to push the mower rather than having to do it themselves. Other services that could be offered include watering plants, pulling weeds, and trimming shrubs and hedges.

Hosting a yard sale

Most kids have toys, books, clothes, and other items they no longer want and need. Let them go through their things and set up a yard sale. This would likely be a one or two time deal only, but it could bring in a substantial amount of money for their summer savings.

How do your kids make money during the summer?

Staying Cool, Calm and Headache Free This Summer and a Fun Giveaway

The month is June, the time is near Summer and with that comes the wonderful school break season. The kids will all be home from school wanting Mama to keep them occupied, entertained and well fed. You know the season, one in which can be total chaos of having children who thrived on the demands school requested of them all school year into the season of a carefree Summer being home with  Mama full time. With this time of year comes headaches, not only induced by the dilemma of keeping kids occupied, on a schedule and well fed but the heat. The Summer heat can be quite exhausting in itself leaving a Mom with a headache the size of an over sized pizza pie or larger.

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Are you familiar with the Summer time headaches? I wonder if you can feel the pain about to come this Summer?

Your Summer doesn’t have to be full of headaches and juggling the children to find how to properly entertain them in a way the school system can. You can have relief and with that comes some ideas I put together to avoid headache-ville in combination with some tips from Kathy Kaehler, Fitness Expert:

  • Avoid Dehydration – Keep your skin moisturized with a lotion, I personally do this each day after shaving my legs. Keep your body up with fluids that actually work with your body to hydrate it as opposed to beverages such as caffeine, soda and alcohol.
  • Have  a Flexible Workout Routine – Daily exercise increases your happiness, seriously, it does. Those little hormones inside of your mind that work to keep your happy, are what increase when you exercise. During hot Summer months try to move your exercise routine around during the cooler parts of the day, such as in the morning.
  • Create a Poster Board with Daily Schedule – Both parents and children can thrive on having a routine set forth for the Summer. Create a simple poster board that outlines the times each day that meals and snack will be served as well as other outings so that you can avoid the Summer headaches from antsy children.
  • Avoid Light - Sunshine shining down is a great feeling, but too much of it can create a headache stemming from your eyes adjusting to such light. I prefer to wear sunglasses all year round but if you do not wear them all year round, be sure to wear sunglasses and/or a baseball cap or visor to help avoid eye contact with the sun and to keep your body cooler.
  • Sometimes Headache Medicine Is just What you Need – I can’t always avoid my headaches, especially during the summer; so when I get one, I take Excedrin® Extra Strength to help get me get back on track.

 Did you Know that ….

  • Excedrin® is a trusted brand with more than 50 years’ experience providing effective headache relief.
  • Excedrin® Extra Strength is a combination pain reliever – acetaminophen/aspirin/caffeine – that provides temporary relief of headaches.  Use only as directed.

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This post has been sponsored by Excedrin Extra Strength, I am a Brand Ambassador for them through the remainder of 2013 and do receive compensation as well as the possibility of products for my time. Keep your eyes peeled for more fun posts each month! All opinions are that of my own.

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