Many people prepare a turkey for Thanksgiving and other holiday dinners. Check out this Tampa Bay Times article on how to buy and prepare a turkey dinner. Then check out the grocery flyers in Tampa Bay Times Circulars to plan the rest of your holiday feast. Make a budget. Search for bargains. When you save money on the holiday dinner, you have more money to spend on Black Friday shopping!
Florida Standards Activities:
SS.4.FL.2.7 Planning for spending can help people make informed choices. Develop a budget plan for spending, saving, and managing income. Use the Tampa Bay Times Circulars to create a budget for a holiday dinner.
SS.4.FL.3.2 Explain that when people save money, they give up the opportunity to buy things now in order to buy things later. Have students use Tampa Bay Times Circulars to plan their holiday dinner. After they choose the items they want, have them do some comparison shopping to see how much money they can save. If they save now, they can buy something later.
SS.8.FL.2.5 Discuss the fact that people may revise their budget based on unplanned expenses and changes in income. Have students use Tampa Bay Times Circulars to plan a holiday dinner. Ask them to plan two different budgets: one budget with all the things they want, and a second budget where they consider having to save money due to an unplanned expense.
SS.912.FL.2.6 Explain that people may choose to donate money to charitable organizations and other not-for-profits because they gain satisfaction from donating. Consider donating to a food bank for Thanksgiving. With a budget of $100.00, use the Tampa Bay Times Circulars to plan what you would buy for the food bank.
Created by Deborah Kozdras and Brittany Sampson