Kids get to create a Parade!!
This is a great cumulative math project for kids that involves time, measurement, money, adding, subtracting and multiplication (as repeated addition). There are endless possibilities for additional cross-curricular activities.
Create a list of vehicles that might be involved in a parade with your students, and identify how many wheels on each type. Trucks (18), Cars (4), Bike (2) Tricycle (3), Unicycle (1) etc. Once students have chosen their 3-5 types of vehicles, they need to create a parade that has exactly 100 wheels!
They can then create a 'length' for each vehicle - these can be made up, but should be relative to one another. Ex - a truck should be longer than a bicycle. Students then use the number of each vehicle to figure out how long their parade would be! They can create start and end times, working towards elapsed time.
Students create a 'treats' menu and they can decide what the prices should be and how many of each treat they would like. They then need to figure out how much money they would need to get all the treats they want :)
Lastly, students can draw a picture of what their parade would look like. Teachers can also incorporate STEM activities and have students build a float for the parade.