Home Gr. Level Lesson Plans Page Generators Copy and Paste
Student Award Generators Opinion Paragraph Generators Narrative Paragraph Generators Informative Generators FlipBooks Google Classroom
Graphic Organizers
Google Classroom
iPad Classroom Integration iPad - Mac
Graphic Organizers
Excel Word Word - Graphic Organizers PowerPoint MultiMedia Internet Research Apple / Mac Apple Mac Pages Apple Mac Numbers Apple Mac Multimedia Coding For Kids Resources

Excel Lesson Plan
Party for 5 Food Budget

Assignment: Students create a food budget showing allowance, costs, and money left over. Students have a budget of $25.00 to feed a total of 5 people (including themselves) for a party. In order to make sure everyone has something they like to eat and drink, Students must choose at least 2 items from each of the 6 food categories on the Party Food Menu. To make sure there is enough food, students must try to buy as much as they can with the $25.00 budget, without going over the budget.

Students create their budget using a spreadsheet to show how much they have to spend (allowance), and how much each item (costs).

Students use autosum to calculate the total costs.

Students create a simple formula to subract total food costs from the $25.00 allowance to show how much money is left over (allowance - total costs = money left over).

Download: excel-party-for-five-budget-finished-example.xlsx

Excel - Party for 5
Food Budget Finished Example:

Excel - Food Budget Finished Example

Download: excel-party-food-menu.pdf

Party Food Menu

Students choose items from this list for their spreadsheet entries.

Party Food Menu

Download: party-for-5-food-budget-spreadsheet-instructions.pdf

Party for 5 Food Budget Instructions:

Student Instructions

Download: excel-party-for-5-party-food-budget-template.xlsx

Quick Starter Template: Party for 5 Budget

Students can use this excel template to guide their budgeting. Students will need to apply necessary formatting, enter all the food choice data, food prices, and formulas.

Party for 5 Food Budget - Starter Template

Excel Mini-Course in 4 Minutes:

Quickly learn the essentials you need for this lesson with these short, focused video tutorials. Watch all the videos to see how to create a budget and chart from start to finish or just watch the ones you need.

Students Learn and Practice
the Following Basic Spreadsheet Skills:

  • Creating and formatting a spreadsheet title using "merge and center"
  • Entering data in columns and rows
  • Using the simple formula "Autosum" to automatically calculate total expenses
  • Using a subtraction formula to calculate money left over (allowance - total expenses)
  • Formatting numbers as currency and adding $ signs.
  • Creating a chart using the expense data entered.
  • Using different colors for chart segments to improve visual presentation
  • Creating, sizing, and positioning the chart to fit on a single page with the data
  • Searching, inserting, sizing, and positioning clipart or pictures
  • Using print preview and printing

Download: rubric-for-spreadsheet-with-chart.pdf

Excel Spreadsheet Rubric for Grading Assignments

Excel Spreadsheet Rubric for Grading Assignments

Excel Spreadsheets and Charts

  • Simple
    Bar Chart

    Excel Simple Bar Chart
  • Thanksgiving
    Dinner Shopping

    Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping Comparison Spreadsheet
  • Clothes
    Shopping Budget

    Excel Clothes Shopping Budget
  • Learn Excel
    in Minutes

    Learn Excel in Minutes
  • Excel Back
    to School

    Excel Back to School
  • Excel Pet

    Excel Pet Adoption
  • Excel
    Sports Budget

    Excel Sports Budget
  • Excel
    M & M Chart

    Excel M & M Chart
  • Excel
    Lemonade Stand

    Excel Lemonade Stand Spreadsheet and Chart