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This or That! Needs and Wants Slides Game

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: K - 2

Practice identifying needs and wants with an active game designed to get your students moving and learning.

Drop That Needs and Wants Worksheet! 

Are you looking for something new and exciting to replace those needs and wants worksheets for kindergarten? You’re in the right place.

We’ve got your kindergarten and first-grade economics lessons covered with a fun and exciting game of This or That? This active game is best used as a whole group practice activity as part of your Economics unit or for Social Studies lessons on topics like community and occupations. 

🏃🏽This or That?-   Needs and Wants Activity Instructions🏃🏽

  1. Print out the needs and wants activity recording sheets for your students. You can also have them record their answers on whiteboards for a paperless game!
  2. 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.
  3. When you come to a THIS OR THAT slide, the students make a choice and walk to the wall based on the arrow. Then, they will return to their seats to answer more questions. It’s a quick and simple game that requires no scorekeeping and gets the students up and moving!

But Wait – There’s an Interactive Slide Version, Too!

We have included an interactive slide version where students drag and drop a checkmark over their responses. Making decisions on needs and wants has never been so easy! 🤪

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

This resource requires very little preparation to implement in the classroom. Simply download the Google Slides file, print each student a recording sheet, project the presentation in Presentation Mode, and get your students up and moving! 

Before You Download

Use the dropdown menu on the download button to choose between the Whole Class Google Slides Game version or the Individual Interactive Slides version of this resource. 


Get more handy needs and wants activities here!  

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


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