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Wants vs. Needs Economics Activity
Directions: 1. Split your class into groups of 3 or 4. Give each group a bag with the cards from Page 2 (you will need to make copies and cut apart) 2. Explain to the students that they are trapped in a cave and need to figure their way out. Tell them that the items in their bag are sitting on a t
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Wants vs. Needs Sort - Primary
Primary Social Studies Activity This printable can be used a lesson or an assessment for wants vs. needs. Students cut out the pictures and glue them into the proper box (want or need).
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Wants Vs Needs
Here is a wants verses needs PDF that includes two quick glimpse anchor charts of the standard, and 5 printables for the students to use for 1) practice 2) to take home for homework, or 3) to use for an assessment. Hope this helps you teach this important topic!
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Wants vs. Needs Lesson Plan using IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE
This document is a first grade lesson plan designed to help students understand the difference between wants and needs. It includes a full lesson plan incorporating Laura Numeroff's book IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE, a bell-ringer worksheet, a chart and Venn diagram that could be used as transparen
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Wants vs Needs Sorting Board
This is a sorting board for Wants vs Needs. I LAMINATE the boards and pieces and then use velcro to attach them to the board. This is a WONDERFUL activity for students with special needs as an introduction to new material, an enrichment activity, assessment tool and or a study guide! This item c
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Mo Willems Pigeon Wants vs. Needs
Teach your students about wants vs. needs using the example of the Pigeon from Mo Willems' books. Then have your students write/draw 4 things that they want and 4 things that they need.
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Wants vs. Needs Economics Activity Bundle
This is a bundle of three of my TPT Wants vs. Needs activities, combined for a discount of 40%! The unit includes the Wants vs. Needs Classroom Market Activity, File Folder Activity, and Picture Worksheet. Wants vs. Needs Classroom Market Activity In this classroom activity on wants vs. needs, stu
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Wants vs. Needs QR Code Self Checking Task Cards
This is a set of 24 task cards in which students have to identify if the picture with matching words is a want or need. Students can use a SMART device with a QR scanner to check their answers. *Some of the wants vs. needs scenarios can be argued. If you do not agree with one of the answers, simply
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Mayflower (or Generic) Wants vs. Needs Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer is a great way to teach "wants vs needs" during the Thanksgiving season! First, I review who the Pilgrims were and how the Mayflower was intended to carry cargo, not people. We discuss how limited the Pilgrims were in the items they could bring with them on the Mayflower, th
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Social Studies wants vs needs sort cut and paste hands on ESL center
Here is a WANTS and NEEDS center. The students sort the two by the pictures. Easy to make - just print on card stock and laminate. You could also make copies and use as an assessment - cut and paste activity. Thank you for your interest in my items.
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Wants vs. Needs Economics Sorting Worksheet
Great practice for sorting words (no pictures) into the Wants or Needs category. This can be a great assessment! It can also be used for homework or practice. Great follow-up to my wants vs. needs sorting center. I also have a wants/needs sorting worksheet with pictures! Check them out! :) I h
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Wants vs. Needs
This is a great activity to introduce and practice the idea of wants versus needs. There are large pictures that you can print and use in either a large group or small group and try to sort them. This generates great discussions! Then there is a smaller version(2 pages) to print that you can have th
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Wants vs. Needs Economics Picture Worksheet
On this worksheet, students will draw pictures of items that are wants and items that are needs within different categories. It is great for reinforcing the concept of wants vs. needs, particularly for younger students, and is an excellent introduction to an elementary economics unit. Looking for m
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Wants vs. Needs Classroom Market Economics Activity
In this classroom activity on wants vs. needs, students will choose goods to "purchase" from a classroom market prepared by the teacher. Students will have a set budget to spend on whatever they want, but they must choose wisely between wants and needs. The activity also doubles as a useful math ac
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Money Tree Game- Teaching kids about wants vs. needs
This Needs vs Wants game is to get kids thinking about money, how we spend it and how we can better save it. We have 27 items that students must decide whether it is a need or a want and place the picture in the appropriate scene. The Need scene is the apple tree The Want scene is the palm tree
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Want v Need Task Cards Sorting Categories
This resource contains 36 different task cards giving students the choice of recognising if the image shown is something that they/people around the World need or something they/people around the World want. These task cards come in col option. I recommend cutting out each card individually and la
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Wants VS Needs! Powerpoint Review Game!
In this interactive PowerPoint game, your students will decide if it is a want or a need. There are 18 pictures. There are also discussion slides. This is AUTOMATED and SELF CHECKING! Even the discussion slides are automated! Simply assign partners and let them discuss with each other. The printable
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Economics: Wants vs Needs File Folder Activity
File folder activities are great to use during group time or centers. They are perfect for those students that finish early and ask "what do I do now?" File folder activities take up very little space and are self-checking. Students can complete file folder activities on their own or with a partner.
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Wants vs. Needs Economics File Folder Activity
This is a fun file folder activity for early-finishers to reinforce wants vs. needs. Students will classify images as either wants or needs. Some images could be classified either way, so ask students to explain their decisions. Looking for more wants vs. needs resources? Check out my Wants vs. Nee
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Weekly Writing - Wants vs. Needs - Paragraph
Weekly Writing organized from Brainstorming to Final Copy. This packet is designed to be used for a week. I assigned it as homework on Monday, Final Copy due on Friday. I have included the following steps: Monday - Brainstorming Tuesday - Prewriting (2 options, you choose which one you like best
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Wants v. Needs
This activity asks the students to sort images of various items into "needs" and "wants". For instance Shoes, clothing, and food would belong under the needs heading and the flat screen television, skateboard, and yo-yo would belong under the wants heading. This activity can be used to check for u
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Wants v. Needs Practice Sheet
I used this activity to introduce my students to examples of Wants and Needs, as part of our Economics unit. Students worked in pairs, and each pair got one laminated sheet. They wrote their answers on the sheet in dry-erase marker. When they were finished and we went over the answers, they erase
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"Those Shoes" by Maribeth Boelts Companion Lesson: Compassion & Wants vs. Needs!
Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts is one of my all-time favorite stories to use with my students! It is a powerful story about compassion, kindness, and understanding the difference between wants vs. needs. If you don't own the book, no worries, a read-aloud video is available here! I love this story s
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Plan a Party! Economics & Money Project- Wants vs. Needs & Budgeting Activity
Thank you for your interest! This product was made for my classroom this year as a fun project that combines the following skills: • Adding multiple dollar and coin amounts • Budget/ budgeting • Wants vs. Needs • Rounding to the nearest dollar (not addressed on activity pages, but is a possible exte
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