Wants and Needs Activities

Wants and Needs Activities
Wants and Needs Activities
Wants and Needs Activities
Wants and Needs Activities
Wants and Needs Activities
Wants and Needs Activities
Wants and Needs Activities
Wants and Needs Activities
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One of the beginning understandings of an elementary economic unit is for the students to develop an understanding of a want and a need. Included in this packet are a variety of activities to help young students understand the differences between a want and a need. Initially you'll find two cards that define want and need. You'll then find various pictures that the students will sort into those two categories - wants or needs. I have intentionally thrown in a couple of cards that at first glance seem like something they need, specifically toilet paper and a refrigerator. These two pictures should open up a discussion and help the students understand that for something to truly be a need it has to be something that helps them to survive.

After the students understand the difference between a want and a need they can then sort the need picture cards into four new categories - food, clothing, shelter and love.

After the above sorting activities have been completed, they can then demonstrate learning with a simple cut and paste page, a sorting activity and a spinner game.
Included in this set:
*anchor charts for want and need
*header cards - needs, wants, food, clothing, shelter, love
*54 pocket chart sorting cards
*spinner gameboard
*student sorting cut and paste page
*student sheet for graphing

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