Black Friday

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What You Need:

  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Calculator (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Have your child use a ruler and a pencil to draw rectangles on a sheet of paper for the price tags. 
  2. Ask her to cut out the price tags and use the hole punch to punch a hole on one side of each tag.
  3. Help her thread ribbons through the holes to create a tag that can be easily attached to items arranged around the house.
  4. Encourage her to write prices on the price tags. The prices should be whole numbers without change and can go up to $10.00.
  5. Send her around the house and have her place the tags on a variety of items she likes.
  6. Ask her to go shopping for a given number of items.
  7. After she's gathered her loot, have her add up the amounts on the price tags to figure out the total.
  8. Now, have her set out again. However, this time you should give her an exact budget and ask her to try to find items that add up to that amount.
  9. Finally, give her another budget and ask her to find items that add up to just under that amount so she has money to spare.
  10. For a more complex addition game, add come cents to the dollar amounts.

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