These “flip-the-face” kiddos are telling you about their needs & wants, and are a super-fun way for students to practice this bit of economics.
When it comes to “I need and want this, that & whatever…” children can have a pretty big voice expressing themselves; so I thought these adorable, “big mouth” kid clips by Melonheadz, were perfect for making a “needs & wants” flip-the-flap booklet.
There are 4 girl & 4 boy “face covers” to choose from.
Patterns come in black & white for students, as well as full-color , so that you can quickly and easily make a sample to share.
Be sure and check the PREVIEW for lots of samples.
Children choose a “face cover”, then color, trim and fold the “mouth” so that it flips up.
There are blank “mouth” pages so that students can illustrate their own “needs & wants”, as well as black and white “needs” graphics on a page, so that students can color and label them.
Children think of some “wants” then illustrate the blank pages.
There’s a definition page for “needs” as well as “wants”, which acts as an introduction and separation in the booklet.
Students also have the option of gluing their “wants” to the back of their booklet. A back page pattern is included.
Break up the lesson for little ones, by doing “needs” on one day; then completing the booklet on the following day, finishing the “wants” pages.
When everyone is done, read the booklet as a whole group for a nice review.
Call on children to share one of their “wants” pages.
This activity also makes a super-fun homework assignment for older students.
Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board display.
As a culminating assessment activity, have children complete the worksheet, which can be done individually, or as a whole group with little ones.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping all your “I want wishes” come true.
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