Organizing a garage sale

Your child will learn to:

  • appreciate the value of money
  • give new life to used possessions
  • develop compassion for others
  • count change

Activity summary

For children ages 8 to 9

As your child grows up, he or she will no doubt start to exhibit more preferences as a consumer. And some childhood toys won't get as much use, because our interests change as we get older.

Time to plan a “garage sale”! Your child can give his or her toys a new life, make a few dollars to buy something new and learn some financial concepts at the same time.

At this age, your child is able to distinguish between needs and wants, use and manage money, and make some consumer choices.