Life Skills Toy Store Functional Academics- Special Education

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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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Engage your students quickly and easily in real-world life skills lessons for functional reading and math with these worksheets and task cards modeled after real-world shopping experiences for toys.  Perfect for students in elementary school or life skills classrooms working on a variety of functional reading and math skills.

Save Yourself Time!

Ready in no time, these worksheets and task cards can be printed or used online with little prep time from the teacher.  The materials are Easel-ready so they can be used online or with a project for group projects. From download to student desks in minutes, it's ready to use.

Plus, differentiation is already done for you.

✅ Students can use worksheets with and without word banks.

✅ Use the task cards with and without picture cues. 

✅ Choose one of 3 versions of the toy store flyer with varying difficulty of prices. All the worksheets and task cards work with both stores. 


  • Elementary students learning how to use money for purchases with word problems
  • Students learning life skills and shopping math across the age-span along with functional reading
  • Anyone who will benefit from using real-world materials to practice functional math and reading skills


Sales Flyers: Choose from 3 differentiated toy store flyers that are identical except for varied prices. Prices are set in whole dollars, 25 cent increments, and more complex change. 

 ✅ Shopping Task Cards: There are 24 task cards. All the task cards can be used with any of the differentiated flyers. Task cards are differentiated and include:

  • 8 cards with a picture cue requiring writing the price of a single item from a flyer
  • 8 cards with no picture cue writing the price of a single item from a flyer 
  • 8 cards writing a check to make a single-item purchase. 

 ✅ Functional Academic Worksheets:

  • 2 functional reading worksheets. These require students to answer basic questions about the store flyer There are 2 versions of each worksheet-one with a word bank and one without. 
  • 5 functional math check writing worksheets. From word problems, students identify and total the amount needed to purchase 2 to 3 items, write a check for the purchase amount, and determine a new balance in the checkbook register. 
  • 5 cash purchase functional math worksheets. Based on word problems, students identify and total the amount needed to purchase 2 to 3 items, circle the bills that could be used, and determine the amount of change that would be received. 
  • 1 debit card functional math worksheet. Students are given a debit card balance and asked if they can purchase specific items from that store. 

 ✅ Answer keys are included

Put the sales flyers in a page protector, print out the worksheets, and either cut out the task cards for single use or put them in a photo album or laminate for re-use.

What are teachers saying...

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Great real life Maths topic with engaging activities that students enjoy and relate to. ---Angela S.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Money skills are always a tough skill....this adds a little fun! Who doesn't like toy shopping??- -Carolyn R.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This has been a great addition to my goods and services unit for my second graders. -----memoriesinsecond

Check out more life skills materials in the Structured Work System Bundle: Life Skills Kit and Tasks.

Toy Shopping: Functional Literacy and Math ©Christine Reeve

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Total Pages
39 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?


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