Wants vs. Needs Card Sort

Today in Personal Finance we talked about the difference between wants and needs as part of our budget unit. I modified a card sort from unicef with memes (that the kids said I was “not using correctly” and I said “I don’t care”).

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In their predetermined groups they first had to make a wants pile and a needs pile. Then they had to rank their wants and needs from most to least important and make a flow map.

wants needs

my example flowchart

Each group presented to the class and we tracked how our wants and needs were different. It led to some interesting discussion of how our values determine our priorities.

This is a great lead in for budgeting and (probably?) other activities as well!

The cards are here! (all memes are from the internet and not my creation AT ALL)


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