Food Truck Festival - Economics End-of-Unit Project

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My students had so much fun with this! It was a great ending activity to complete our economics unit! Will definitely be doing this each year!
Excellent resource. My students loved this activity which reinforced economic terms and concepts . Thanks!
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Looking for a fun end-of-unit project for your Economics unit? Look no further! My third graders loved designing their own food truck and menu, creating a business plan, and then shopping at each other's trucks during our Food Truck Festival.

This project includes three components and lots of options!

  • Business Plan: Students identify goods they will sell and resources they will use
  • Food Truck: Students will design a food truck and menu.
  • Food Truck Festival: Students will shop from their classmates' trucks and practice making economic choices.

What food truck templates are included?

  • Donut and Coffee Truck
  • Burgers & Fries Truck
  • Ice Cream Truck
  • Pizza Truck
  • Taco Truck
  • Barbecue Truck

How long does the project take?

Our Social Studies block is 45 minutes long. It took us about four class periods to complete the project. You could start the project on Monday and have the Festival on Friday. Check out the sample schedule below:

  • Day 1: Introduce the project and review types of resources (natural, capital, and human). Let students choose their food trucks and begin working on their business plans.
  • Day 2-4: Students complete their business plan, decorate their food truck, and design a menu.
  • Day 5: Host the Food Truck Festival

What's Included in this resource?

  • Teacher Notes
  • Student Project Directions
  • Food Truck Business Plans (2 options)
  • Food Trucks and Menus (on same page)
  • Food Trucks and Menus (larger and on separate pages)
  • Food Truck Festival directions and recording sheets (3 options)

For more information on this activity, check out my blog post:

Economics for Kids - Food Truck Festival

I hope your students love this activity as much as mine did! I can't wait to hear your feedback!

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