Here is a mini unit to help you when teaching Needs and Wants to your students.
Read the story, Truffles' Christmas by Anna Currey first! Then have guided discussions about the struggles Truffles the mouse goes through in the story....should he ask Santa for the blanket his family NEEDS or for the hula hoop he WANTS?!
You will get a six page emergent reader about Needs and Wants, a sorting page, and two color pages (one to color all the NEEDS and one to color all the WANTS).
To assemble the book, simply fold each page in half and stack them on top of each other. Wrap the cover around the stack and then staple along the left side.
This unit is perfect to do at Christmas Time when the students begin to think about what they want and need.
Cut out magazine pictures to show what you know about Needs and Wants too!