Mark Cuban got his entrepreneurial start selling trash bags door to door at the ripe age of 12. These early lessons set Cuban on the entrepreneurial path that would lead him to be the owner of an NBA team and billionaire, and now there are some awesome apps for child entrepreneurs!
CRANK OUT PIZZA FOR PROFIT
Motion Math: Pizza is my favorite app in the entire world. This is seriously the best thing since sliced… pizza! The app takes kids through all steps of opening and running a small restaurant business. The simulation starts with creating a menu of pizzas with different combinations of toppings, and has users respond to the demand from customers.
Smart shoppers are rewarded in this game! Using math skills, users decide which supplier is offering the best bargain for ingredients. Budding entrepreneurs can make investments in their shop, such as a flower garden or extra steer signage to bring more people in to the shop.
Each investment yields different results—so choose wisely!
A penny saved is a penny earned with this app. Kids learn how making the right choice on small things can add up with Saving Spree, an animated app geared toward younger kids.
FOR THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR
For kids that are interested in putting in effort for the benefit of others, Free Rice challenges them to answer vocabulary, math and social studies questions. With every correct answer, the website donates a grain of rice to those in need. And all those right responses add up to a true impact. It’s a great way for kids to help real people in need and develop the math and language arts skills they will need to thrive in business.