Through the visualization of each item, along with its price tag, students are able to gain a better understanding of saving and spending money. The purpose of this activity is for students to work within a budget to "spend" money on items they need and/or want. The wonderful thing about this activity is that you can mold the directions to fit the specific part of budgeting you are teaching/working on with students.
It is recommended that you allow the students to use play money! Not only do they love using it, it provides the students with a real world application of saving and spending money.
This activity can be used as a center, independent work or a whole-class lesson! There are 6 copies of each item. I recommend posting the items around the room and allow students to "shop".
Print on cardstock and/or laminate each page before cutting.
Also Included: 4 handouts