Today we had a trade fair in social studies. It was so much fun! We each brought in some stuff from home that we could trade for others peoples stuff. I brought in an American Doll paper punch kit, a LIFE magazine book about infamous killers, some new puzzles, and a bunch of dry-erase kits for pre-school age kids. I traded for some awesome American Revolution bookmarks that I love and some YUMMY cookies Amanda brought in.
I thought this was a great activity that can help connect students to the past, before our country had a monetary system and the people would trade for goods. This was great fun and I can't wait to use it in my classroom.