The Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe is an annual event that we hold about 2 weeks before Winter break. It gives our students a chance to buy affordable gifts for family members and friends.
For many, it’s their first experience shopping on their own. It’s a great way for kids to learn about budgeting and spending. It’s also an opportunity for kids to do odd jobs around the house to make a little money on their own (plus, it helps getting housework done!)
The event runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during lunch/recess. Volunteers are always needed to help little shoppers figure out how much they have and what they can purchase. Other volunteers help students gift-wrap their purchases. It’s a very energetic event that the kids look forward to every year!