Children and adults love toys. Now is your chance to open your very own toy store. You’ll also have an opportunity to design your own toy.
Activities are designed for differentiation in your classroom. These can be completed individually or as a collaborative project.
Learn about the history of toys and designing toys through websites provided. Internet Scavenger Hunt about toys Research a toy Photos of visit to a local toy store. Interview with owner or manager of toy store. Take a survey to learn about favorite toy categories. Graph results Create questions for business survey. Record results Questions about starting a toy store. Choose a name, logo and slogan for your toy store. Design a store front (use my template or design your own) Create your own business plan (company overview) Design an flyer to advertise your store. (This can be done on the computer or on a blank sheet of paper.) Make sure to include important info about your store. Design business cards Create coupons for your toy store. Plan a menu for your ice cream shop. – Students can even create their own design after using this template as a rough draft. Inventory (choice of using a spreadsheet) Plan social media for your toy store Use a spreadsheet to take orders. Greatest Toy Ever Graphic organizer Greatest Toy Ever writing activity Additional ideas Toy word problems for centers or differentiation. Additional pages for store front and advertising (These activities are from a money unit I have in my store.)
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Welcome! My name is Sandy Cangelosi and I'm from Austin, Texas. My experience has been at the elementary and middle school levels with instructional technology as a focus. I've provided lessons that are time-saving, easy to use and can be adapted for your curriculum needs. I hope you continue to visit my store as I upload units and lessons which are aligned with essential 21st Century Skills.