Lesson Plan Title : Fall Clothing Sale

Age Range: Grade 3 through grade 5 (Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: In this activity, students practice their math skills while shopping for a new fall wardrobe. They have to work with a group to create a new fall wardrobe within a budget using store circulars.

Objective: The student will be able to use store circulars to shop for a new fall wardrobe while staying within a budget.


Several store circulars that have fall clothing

Chart paper




Divide your students into groups of three. Pass out one piece of chart paper per group and instruct them to create a new fall wardrobe for under $100. Give each group a list of items they must purchase. Items can include jackets, pants, sweaters, and boots. Have each group cut out the items (with the prices) that they are going to buy and paste them on their piece of chart paper.

After each group is finished, have them present their wardrobe to the class. They should have a list of the prices and be able to show if they were able to stay under a $100.

Wrap Up:

This task can be made more challenging for advanced students by telling them all the items are on sale for 20% off their listed price.