Students will need to make piggy banks using milk cartons/shoe boxes/take-out boxes/etc.
Then, students use Amazon (or another website) to find a reasonable item they want (i.e. toys, clothes) and write down the name and the price.
Have students write a letter to their parents or guardian asking for help to earn money to purchase their item.
I had students use this template and then write a final copy on their own page to mail home in an envelope. This allowed them to practice letter writing and writing their address within our Economics unit.
*Two pages are included: (1) for Economics project before summer break and (2) for Economics project any other time of the year.