The Difference Between Wants And Needs

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People earn, save, and spend money to satisfy their needs and wants. Making the right choice between the two is not always easy. In this enchanting movie, two friends wake up and find themselves on a desert island where the 'Genie of Wise Choices' lives. While there, the genie helps the children understand the importance of making good choices as they are faced with the difficult task of choosing between an essential need or a desired want. Water, food, clothing, shelter, and clean air are all introduced and discussed as your students learn about the difference between a need and a want.

Student Application

Some things people want. Some things people must have are called needs. Needs must be met before wants.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand the difference between wants and needs. A want is anything that a person does not need, but would like to have. A need is anything that a person must have to live a comfortable, healthy, and safe life.
  2. Students will know about the many needs that humans require.

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Introduction
Wants And Needs
Basic Needs
Water
Food
Clothing
Shelter
Clean Air
Money
Review And Conclusion
Food Group Sort
Nutritious Or Not
Need Grabber
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'Nutritious Or Not' Background
Almonds
Apple
Artichoke
Baby Shoes
Bacon
Bagels
Ball And Jacks
Bananas
Baseball Mitt
Bread Sticks
Broccoli
Butter
Cake
Calcium
Candy Cane
Canned Beans
Canned Blueberries
Carrots
Checkers
Cheddar Cheese
Cheese
Chicken
Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Dessert
Chocolate Milk
Clean Air
Clothing
Clothing
Cola (Soda)
Cookie
Cookie Sandwiches
Corn
Cucumber
Cured Meat
Dairy Products
Dinner Roll
Doughnuts
Eel (Cooked Fish)
Eggs
Elements
Fish (Salmon)
French Bread
Fudge
Grapes
Green Beans
Ground Beef
House
Ice Cream Bar
Jacket
Kiwis
Lettuce
Lettuce
Macaroni (Pasta)
Mango
Milk
Minerals
Money
Money Bills
Mushrooms
Need Grabber Maze
Need Grabber Page
Needs
Noodles
Nutritious
Nuts
Onion
Orange Juice
Pants
Peanuts
Pear
Peas
Pineapple
Pistachios
Plum
Plums
Pollution
Pork Chop
Potato
Potatoes
Protein
Radish
Red Potatoes
Rib Eye Steak
Rice
Root Beer (Soda)
Salami
Salty Snacks (Corn Nuts)
Sausage
Sausage (Chorizo)
Shelter
Shelter
Shoes
Shopping Cart
Skateboard
Skateboard Girl
Soccer Ball
Sports Balls
Steak (Meat)
Strawberries
Sucker
T-Shirt
Teddy Bear
Tent
Tomato
Toy Basket
Toy Elephant
Toy Robots
Transportation
Turkey
Vanilla Ice Cream
Vitamins
Wants
Wants And Needs
Water
Wheat Bread
Work Boots
The Difference Between Wants And Needs