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Needs and Wants Mini Book

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 6 pages | Grades: K - 2

Introduce the concept of needs and wants to your students with this easy-to-use printable mini book.

Make Books to Teach About Needs and Wants

Little learners need little books, and we’re happy to make them for all of your Social Studies needs. This mini-book is a great resource for kindergarteners and first graders to use when learning about the economic concept of needs and wants. Students will use pictures, words, and  sentences to identify examples of needs and wants within their own lives and engage in a real-world conversation around the topic

Students will learn about the concept of needs and wants through this printable mini-book. 

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Economics 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

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by completing the activity in a small group or one-to-one learning environment.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Challenge your fast finishers to identify objects they need and want in other trade books they read and make lists or t-charts showing their learning.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown menu on the Download button to download the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. Print your pages single-sided, cut them in half, and staple them along the left side. 

This activity will work well as a whole group activity, small group activity, or a learning center completed independently. Make sure you grab a set and get your students up and learning!

Get more handy economics activities here!  

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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