Life Lessons from a Kids Car Wash

kids car washAh, there’s nothing like summer memories from your childhood. You may remember spending hours in the summertime working a lemonade stand, walking dogs, mowing lawns or even holding a kids car wash just to get a little extra cash in your pocket.

Every child needs to be taught the value of hard work, so if your child enjoys being outside in the sun, getting wet, and playing with the hose, encouraging your child to run a kid’s car wash can be an excellent choice of a warm weather activity. Plus, there are countless life lessons to learn from running a kids car wash:

  • Good work ethic. Encouraging children to start a business such as washing cars during the warm weather months can give them a sense of worth and pride in a job well done.
  • Meeting new people. Your child can use the time spent outside meeting new neighbors and hopefully making some new friends along the way!
  • How to earn and save money. Working at a car wash won’t bring in the “big bucks”, but it’s sure to teach your children valuable lessons about earning and saving money.

Take a little horse-play, a lot of sudsy soap, more fun, and add a garden-hose, sponge and a few terry-towels, and voila . . . you have great car washing experience. When kids are taught the lessons of good work ethic and money management skills, they can not only apply their skills towards building a business for themselves, but they can also apply the skills they have learned to their personal lives. And that’s a win for everyone!