I love this lesson!
Have the kids imagine they are in the checkout aisle of the store!
Ask them to remember a time that they were standing there and really wanted to buy something. What did they want?
How many times have they wanted to buy more than one thing?
Have the students discuss with their partner which two items would make their choice difficult.
They love this!! Thinking about candy and chips and coke and bubble gum!
Use chart paper to document their opportunity costs. I always go first. Its funny, but EVERY year after we do this lesson, I have sweet little students bringing me my favorite candy! Yum! :) I love teaching!