Fun Activities

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Retail and Hospitality - SALES PERSON

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Activity: Garage SaleGarage Sale

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

 

1. Have a look around your bedroom and work out what things you don't use anymore that are still in good condition (get permission from your parents or carers).

i. Get them ready for sale - wash and iron them!
ii. Photograph them!
iii. Estimate how much they would sell for
iv. Work out if there are combinations that would make the clothing, toy or item more attractive together
v. Package them by buying coloured cardboard and cellophane at the Newsagency.
vi. Have a garage sale or sell your items on eBay!

2. Work out your profit. How much did you earn in an hour? 3 hours?

 

Online

 

Making vintage cake stands - a new business? How will you "sell" these vintage cake stands?

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Personal Social CapabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and Social Capability

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

 

1. Vintage Wedding Cake or High Tea Stands are all the rage! This will be your product you are going to sell. You are to look into the idea of making and selling these beautiful stands. Read through the whole of this activity before you start to get an idea of what you need to do!

Cupcake Stand

First, read through the following steps from The Guardian Reading

How to create a vintage cake stand

2. Have a look at the following video to see if you can create these marvellous stands.
https://youtu.be/_Rr9G_r-Obs Video

 

2. Once you have decided you can create these stands, you need to assess the market for them. Ask around the school and your parents' friends. Will they buy these stands?


3. After you have assess a market, start collecting the plates.

Remember to buy [cheaply!] from charity shops or beg from relatives any old plates - dinner, bread and butter or saucers. Keep a record of the amount of money you have spent in an Excel spreadsheet.

A good way to find these plates is at any boot sales or local markets or fetes.

A great way to buy the tiers between the plates is on eBay for around $3.70 each packet.

4. How will you sell these stands? What is your pitch? How will you convince people to buy these stands?

a. What will be the price of your stands?
To find out you need to estimate the sale price of the stands and take into account to cover your costs [materials, labour and also any costs from the market place [hiring a stall].

There will be different prices for the number of plates [3 or 4] used. Make sure you will create a profit - a good profit!

b. You need to find out where to sell these stands - markets are a great place! How will you promote your stands? What will be your story about selling these stands? Do you need to create a business card with your name and phone number? What will attract people to your stand?

c. Go to the local markets with 5 stands made and sell them.

d. Reflection

Reflection.

What profit did you make?
Will you go back to the markets - once a month, every two months?
How long does it take you to make a single stand?
Where will you store your stands between markets
 

Added value: Try making cupcakes to go on the plates!

with cupcakes

 

 

Activity: Dealing with Difficult Customers

High SchoolSecondary


Personal Social Capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and Social Capability

1. As a salesperson, sometimes you might have to deal with 'difficult' customers.

Watch this video for some ideas on how to be an effective salesperson in these situations
https://youtu.be/6muow_lCxOY

 

2. Reflection

Reflection.

How do you think you would go in a difficult customer situation? Write down your reflections.

3. Discussion

Discuss with a partner.

 

Cracking the Code (developed by Try Engineering.org)

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

Lesson focuses on how computerized barcodes have improved efficiency in product distribution; explores the barcoding process and engineering design. Student teams work to identify problems associated with the current barcode system and propose a new system or product to improve the current system.

  • Learn about encoding systems — specifically barcodes — and decoding technology.
  • Learn about how barcodes interface with computer systems.
  • Learn about how barcodes have improved distribution efficiency and pricing accuracy of manufactured products.
  • Learn how the development of barcodes has impacted everyday life.
  • Learn about teamwork and engineering problem solving in groups.

Lesson Plan [PDF] 11 pages

Student Handouts [Doc] 5 pages

 

Websites, Games & Apps

 

Lemonade Stands...

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

Lemonade Stand
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Lemonade Stand


This is a simulation where players must decide how much lemonade to make, how much to charge for each cup, and how much to spend on advertising.
Cool Maths - Lemonade Stand
PrimaryPrimary

Cool Maths

Primary Games - the Lemonade Stand
PrimaryPrimary

Lemonade Stand
 
Stylebook Mobile App
Stylebook Logo

Price: US$3.99
Developer: left brain/right brain, LLC
Stylebook Screenshots

 

WebQuests

Parts of a Computer

High SchoolSecondary

ICT Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability


Parts of a Computer WebQuest

 

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