Give It Back from a Snack
Students learn about entrepreneurship and philanthropy through the process of researching nonprofits and selling snacks in school to raise money to address a community need they have identified.
The students explore different ways to earn and use money through a variety of children’s books. They also see that money gives decision-making power.
Students will analyze which snacks will be sold in the store by surveying the wants and needs of the consumers. They will determine what will be purchased with the money procured from the snack sales.
Students will learn and practice manipulating money values. The class will set a budget plan and purchase ingredients for a class snack.
In this lesson, students design a poster advertising the snack sale and its philanthropic purpose. They also write friendly letters seeking the help of volunteers.