Do at Home


Try these Do-at-Home activities and see how business is all around you, every day!

BUSINESS OF THE DAY: Learning at the Car Wash!

TODAY'S AGENDA

 

Next time you go to get the car washed, share the process with your child.

 

THE PRESENTATION SLIDE WITH TODAY'S OBJECTIVES: Why You're Doing This

  • Help your child see that a car wash is a type of business - we exchange money for their services.
  • Discuss the idea of “resources” - and the resources that a car wash uses. Examples include: water, energy, time, soap, etc.

THE FAMILY CONFERENCE CALL: Questions to Talk About Together

  • How much does it cost to get the cash washed?
  • Why do we have to pay to get the car washed?
  • What resources does a car wash use? (Examples include: water, soap, energy if electronic, or human labor if by hand).
  • Why do people pay to get their car washed if they could do it themselves?

STOCK TIP

 

Parents, if you have older children, consider all washing the car together one weekend. It’s a fun activity and it can help your child see the difference between doing something yourself and paying someone/something else to do the same task. Ask your child which method they prefer – the car wash or washing the car themselves. Then, make a list of which services your family pays for that someone in the family could be responsible for to save the family money .