What are your girls going to do with their cookie proceeds? I love asking girls what their goals are for cookie season, and I've gotten some great responses over the years.
I remember the first year our daughter sold cookies and the discussion those sweet kindergarteners had. First, they wanted to go to Paris, then Disney World, and then Krispy Kreme (our daughter proudly led the charge on that one!). They had a great time selling cookies and then they did go Krispy Kreme - and the fire station and to paint ceramics, among other things. The girls loved watching all of their hard work come to fruition, and they also were delighted that they had a hand in choosing what they would do to celebrate.
Our girls dream big when it comes to these major cookie-funded decisions. We've had girls go to all sorts of places (Our Chalet or Pax Lodge, anyone?), complete projects to support some great causes, and simply have fun in their own backyard. Help your girls lead the making of these decisions. They have great ideas, and they also learn about budgeting and even conflict resolution. Making a goal at the beginning of the sale gives girls something to work toward and be excited about.
So, where will your girls go this year? The time to decide is now!