Needs Vs Wants
North Ridgeville (OH) / Brewster
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Needs vs. Wants / Making Choices
Students will compare needs vs. wants and talk about making choices based on these items.
Students will decide if their needs and wants are the same as or different from Brewster’s.
Smartboard or chart paper.
Define “needs” and “wants” and write these on the smartboard or chart paper.(For example, food and water are needs, but watching cartoons and buying a video game are wants.)
Do this same thing for Brewster’s needs and wants. (For example, Brewster needs food and water, but eating a box of treats or chasing squirrels are wants.)
Put an X by the things that are the same for children and Brewster.
Put an O by the things that are different for children and Brewster.
Ask why those would be the same or different.
Give students the worksheet and have them draw a line from the bottom pictures to the correct column of needs and wants.
Ask why each picture is a want or a need. Be certain each student understands the differences between wants and needs.
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