|Objective||A great way to teach children about budgeting while allowing them to redecorate their bedroom.|
Have fun re-decorating your bedroom on a budget.
1. Save up money or have your parents set a budget for your project.
2. Create your dream redecoration plan for your room. You may want to draw it or use this room planner tool to create your plan.
3. Look at your plan: what are the things that you "must have"? Choose one or two things that you think will make your bedroom look the way that you want it to look.
4. Think about all of the materials that you will need in order to make your room look the way you want it to look. Think about where you could save a little money - download the budget bedroom worksheet for some cost saving ideas.
5. Make a list of materials that you will need to buy for the project.
6. Get the amount of money you have decided to spend in cash, and then go shopping for materials. You should buy the "must have" things first, that way you will have money in your budget.
8. Get some friends or your parents to help you to re-decorate your room.
9. When your room is done, think about the following questions:
- Did having a plan help you stick to your budget? Explain
- How could learning how to budget help you when you are an adult?
- Did you think of any creative ways to save money? If so what were they?
- Is there anything that you would do differently next time?
Mark this activity as complete when you have created and stuck to you bedroom decorating budget and decorated your room accordingly.
Track your progress and earn badges!
This activity is included in the following:
|Age Range||8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15|
|Tags||Logical-Mathematical Intelligence Creativity Budgeting Re-use Spatial Intelligence|
|Martha Stewart Online||Here are some ideas that your kids could use in their budget bedroom. Here is a do it your self bedroom makeover and here is a book shelf made out of a pre-made plate rail.|