Run a Hot Cocoa Stand PBL Task


Winter Digital and Printable PBL Activity

Looking for an engaging, differentiated, and challenging Winter project-based learning task to enrich your students? This is a perfect math challenge for students during those Winter months, and they'll love getting to run their own hot cocoa stand. This includes both Printable & Digital versions for Google Slides and Seesaw.


Students will love getting to work within a budget to plan out how to run their hot chocolate stand - the supplies, ingredients, treats, and more. You'll love the enriched math practice they get along the way! Students will practice addition and subtraction while learning to work within a budget. They'll finish the project by designing their stand and creating an advertisement.



Teacher Tips and Instructions

Engaging Letter: Get students excited about this project by putting the letter in an envelope and ripping it open along with students!

Brainstorming Pages: Two brainstorming sheets for students to think about what makes a great hot chocolate, and to start planning details of their stand

Hot Chocolate Supplies Menus: There are 2 sheets included that display the options students have to pick from for ingredients, supplies, treats and which stand they'd like. These display the prices for each thing as well - there are differentiated options included, and an editable version as well.

Planning Sheets: Differentiated planning sheets are included. Students will calculate the total they've spent and adjust their purchases to fit within a budget.

Reflection Questions: Differentiated reflection pages are included. Students will answer questions about what it was like working with a budget and set prices for their cups of cocoa.

Design the Stand: Students will design their hot chocolate stand.

Create an Advertisement: Students will create an advertisement flyer for their hot chocolate stand, persuading customers to come visit.


*You can differentiate this even further by setting different budgets for your students to work with.