Let your students go grocery shopping around the room -- with a budget. Place these multiplication cards around the room. Students should walk around with the included recording worksheets, writing what they're buying (celery), and the multiplication problem (6x5=30).
The multiplication facts that are included are 0-10. They are not repeated; in other words, there is a 4x5 card and a 5x4 card. There is a 3x9 card and a 9x3 card. You do not have to use every card, but I made it this way in case you only wanted to put up the 5-facts around the room on Monday. Maybe on Thursday you want to put up the 9-facts. This way, you'll be able to differentiate how you want to use them.
Also included are 5 different recording sheets. If you're using the 7-, 8-, 9-, and 10-facts, the total that they'll be spending is obviously going to be a lot. So I've included a worksheet with a $200 budget, a $400 budget, a $600 budget, a $800 budget, and a $1,000 budget.
After students WRITE what they buy (apples), they have to do the multiplication fact (8x8=64). Then, after they're done buying 5 items, they should return to their seat, and total their spendings. You could take this 1 step further by having them figure out how much money they had left and could've spent.
Any questions? Please ask me!