For Market Day the student was asked to think of a good or service that they would like to sell to earn money. They were asked to create it at home, but they ended up taking the whole day and maybe even 2 days for some classes to make sure all students had their project. The students were not allowed to buy something at the store to sell at Market Day; they were asked (and most followed) to create what they were going to sell if it was a good.
The students had to decide how much their good or service was worth and then create a sign to inform their customers of the price.
Most students sold goods. Some of the goods included home-made cookies, slime, painted rocks, bookmarks, balloon animals, drawings, bracelets and other jewelry.
A couple of students chose to sell services like tying shoes or giving a hand massage.
As customers entered a Market they were given a bag of play coins to spend. They could read the sign or ask the vendor how much their item cost. The vendor was responsible for counting the coins to ensure the customer had paid up.
Overall, students had to understand the concept of earning money by selling. They observed the difference between a good and a service. They were encouraged not to spend all their money on the first item they saw at the market, rather to survey all the items and then choose how much to spend. They also had to identify coins by name.