This is product is designed to help your kids with higher level thinking during your economics unit! It is specifically designed to coincide with 4th grade Social Studies (Economics) State Standards. However, it can be used as an enrichment tool for younger or older grades.
Students will be grouped into small groups of 4-6 students to create a small business--Tree Ornaments! This packet walks your students step by step through creating a small business starting with a business name, a job application, a business plan (including cost flow, salaries for employees, cost of product, etc.) Then, students (with a parent helper) build their product, create a commercial for their product, and end the project with a "Sell Day" where they open their stores to their classmates and take turns "buying" each others products using a checks and balances sheet. I hope this activity brings life and fun to your classroom!
Includes the [editable] student packet, as well as directions for each ornament, supply lists, etc.