Get up and moving with an active game while identifying and describing examples of needs and wants.
Needs and Wants Activities for Active Learning
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.
Needs and Wants Game Scaffolding and Extension Tips
Challenge fast finishers to write their own questions about examples of needs and wants.
To support struggling students, have them work with partners or in small groups to decide on the correct answers.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the download button to download the Google Slides resource file. Open the file in present mode and get your students moving!
This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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