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Move It! - Needs and Wants PowerPoint Game

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PowerPoint | 1 page | Years: F - 2

Get up and moving with an active game while identifying and describing examples of needs and wants.

Active Learning Needs and Wants Activities

Don’t reach for another worksheet… Your students will love practicing the identification of needs and wants with this active game!

How to Play

  • Print out the recording sheets for your students. You can also have them record their answers on whiteboards for a paperless game!
  • Display Question 1 in Presentation mode and have the students record their answers. You can choose to complete the questions together or have the students complete them on their own for a fun assessment.
  • When you come to a MOVE IT slides, the students will get up and complete the exercise. Then, they will sit back down to prepare for the next question. It’s a quick and simple game that requires no scorekeeping and gets the students up and moving!

A complete set of instructions, a recording sheet, and an answer key are all included in the download.

Tips for Extension and Support

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Social Studies lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:

🆘 Support Struggling Students

To set students up for success, pre-teach key vocabulary. Ensure all students understand the subtle difference in the meaning of the terms ‘want’ and ‘need’.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage fast finishers to draw pictures of additional examples of wants and needs in their workbooks for each scenario in the resource.

Download Your Preferred File Format

Use the dropdown menu next to the Download button to access the Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint version of this resource.

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter collaborator. 


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