This is a fun and interesting economics lesson that will have your students excited about learning! This lesson helps students learn how to use and manage a budget! This lesson can be used with small groups or you can assign it as an individual assignment! I used this in my third grade classroom and my little critics LOVED it! I had them do this lesson in small groups and they competed against the other groups! I used this for a social studies grade (I can make a budget) and for a speaking and listening grade (SL.3.1.b- I can engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly following agreed upon rules for discussions).