Friday, November 25, 2011

Kids Recycle Challenge Earn While You Learn

We had such a short week That it was spur of the moment to notice it was time for Financial Friday link up again already today.  After a little thought I came up with another story about something I did with the kids. Also I am adding Our upcoming Challenge!

This is not the picture from Chuckie cheese
 but its some of us being dorks and so I added it rather than have no pic.
 We have already started a family Trip fund for Recycling. All money from cans and  bottles  goes into a jar for a Family Field Trip. This year we went to Chuckie Cheese with the money. We also added money  from returning  scrap metal that was left here by the previous owners as it took work to clean it up. We still have more in the yard to return.

Our challenge is this:  Our Family has 2

garbage bins that cost 24.00 a month. If the kids can recycle our trash we can drop it off in town near us for free. The only cost being the gas to drive there. We can take it on a regular trip to town and its free. Starting the first of the year we will be recycling anything we can. If we can eliminate our second trash bin I will put that extra money toward our Family Field Trip Fund.  This will allow more money toward our field trip and we can find somewhere better to go this time. We can not eliminate  both as we use diapers for the babies.  I am not about to use cloth and wash all those diapers for 3 babies.

This is a great way to form a habit of recycling and let them earn more money toward our family field trip.

BTW we do not go to Chuckie cheese at Flu season EVER. A few years ago we all got so sick  for over a month so I don't trust it.


Kelley @ said...

Cant wait to see the new series! Thanks again for linking up and cant wait to see what you share this week :)

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