Street Food Carts Teaches Kids Small Business Lessons
Street Food Carts is a free iPad app in which students run their own street food cart businesses. In the game students choose the location for their food carts and the type of foods and beverages to offer for sale. To run a successful business students have to account for things like weather and location. After selecting a location and food cart students have to buy ingredients and set prices for their offerings. Players who are successful in running a food cart could make enough cash to open another one and increase their profits.
Playing Street Food Carts could be a great way for middle school students to learn about basic business concepts like supply and demand and operating overhead costs.