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Needs and Wants Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 2 pages | Grades: K - 2

Guide your students to grow their skills in identifying and describing examples of needs and wants with this worksheet.

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You won’t want to miss this unique learning tool! Provide your students with a fun and easy way to learn about what it means to be frugal. This worksheet, geared for use in kindergarten or first grade, helps kids identify needs (things you need) versus wants (things you want).

Introduce your kids to economic concepts through this fun activity. Students will have the fun opportunity to pick out things that are needs versus wants and color them with different colors. This worksheet is perfect for a quick and easy economics lesson!

Needs and Wants Worksheets 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 talk about the pictures on the worksheet and decide on the correct answers.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the download button to download the resource file. Open the file, print your copies and you are ready to get moving. 

Print one copy of the worksheet for each student, and you are ready to go! A complete set of instructions, a recording sheet, and an answer key are all included in the download.

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

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