Dollar Store Secret Santa Gift Exchange form for visual learners in special education that have the opportunity to take an off campus trip with the class to practice shopping list skills and money math/transaction skills.
Have students circle the things that they like.
Mix the papers and distribute someone else’s form to each student.
Take a community outing to the nearest dollar store to have students shop for the items on their secret santa’s wish list.
Set a $5-$10 limit; perfect opportunity for students to practice budgeting. Remind students they will also need to budget for purchasing wrapping paper or a gift bag and tax. (Maybe include a card!)
-Opportunity for students to experience the gift of giving (and also receiving a gift!)
-Opportunity to express interests and likes/wants
-Opportunity to go out into the community!
-Practice shopping list skills
-Practice budgeting skills
-Practice making transactions in the community
-Filling out a holiday card
-Practice social skills - saying “thank you”, “I love it!”, “It’s just what I wanted.”...etc.
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