sharing fab ideas – camp kidpreneur

As some of you may know, I have recently started working with Club Kidpreneur, a not-for-profit social enterprise teaching primary school aged kids (8-12 years) entrepreneurial skills and thinking.  I just know you guys are going to love hearing more about this!

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Club Kidpreneur has recognised the demand for entrepreneurs in this day and age, so it has created a one-of-a-kind, fun, informative and interactive entrepreneur program for kids, in the hope of empowering them and fostering entrepreneurial spirit. 

Camp Kidpreneur will be held in 9 locations in 5 states over 2 weeks this January.  You can find more details on venues and dates here.

Over four action-packed days the kids will be mentored by local entrepreneurs and will be responsible for hand-making their products, merchandising their ‘concession’ and using their sales and customer service skills to then sell what they have made at local markets.

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Creel Price (that’s him in the photo above), Club Kidpreneur Founder and entrepreneur who turned his $5,000 start-up into a $100 million business, said: “There is something quite special about kids learning the highs and lows of business, how to handle customers, building their financial literacy skills around handling cash and setting prices to make profit. Every time the school holidays near I get more and more excited about our camps and what amazing ideas the kids will come up with!”

A range of successful real world entrepreneurs will be mentoring at the camps.

I feel really privileged to be a part of this program supporting young talent in the local community. I have already had the pleasure of working with some of the bright minds of tomorrow, and who knows, one might even become the next billionaire!  (Geez, I hope they remember me if that happens!)

If you’d like to become more involved as a Volunteer or think your kids would love to sign up for a camp, just jump onto the website to register.  You can also like their facebook page to keep in the loop.

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colour me happy (not bored)

This is (was) a piece of black and white wrapping paper I had bought for $4.95 and tucked away in “THE cupboard” because I just loved the design.

Little did I know it would come in so handy during our first school holidays.  It started with the first “I’m bored” from Dodo.  We sat down together with the paper and our favourite pencils and started colouring.  We left it out on the table and every time he said “I’m bored” he was to sit down and colour more.  We both love colouring in so it really just became a little game.

It’s still a work in progress but when it’s done I am going to scan it and print it on a canvas.  I reckon it will be a beautiful and terribly original reminder of our first school holidays together and our mutual love of colour and creating.

If you are bracing yourself for a long couple of weeks of “I’m bored” you might like  some of these favourite boredom buster colouring ideas all from our little store …

clockwise from top left:
seedling (new zealand) – my little book of BIG ideas $9.95
seedling (new zealand) – jumbo pastel pencils $19.95
djeco (france) – velvet colouring cards (you cant go outside the lines! great for learners) $9.95
french “colour your own” doll range – available in fox, robot or princess from $24.95