Draw a picture of a local business.

What does your business sell?

What do each of the following sell?

  • Grocery store
  • Clothing store
  • Jewelry store
  • Restaurant
  • Toy store
  • Book store
  • Gas Station

Some businesses sell "goods", material objects that you can touch, just like in the examples above. Other businesses sell services, or "help" from people who are experienced in that line of work. See if you can decide what each of the following businesses sell.

  • Dry cleaners
  • Janitorial service
  • Lawn care business
  • Pet sitting business
  • Banks
  • Auto repair business
  • Airline
  • Day care


In this lesson you will demonstrate that economic desires can be satisfied by providing goods and services, identify goods and services provided by one small business, and differentiate between goods and services.


Activity 1

Many businesses provide both goods and services. One example is a landscaping business, which provides goods (bushes, trees, fertilizer, soil) and services (cutting the lawn, pruning the bushes, planting the flowers). Watch the following slideshow of the daily operation at a kennel. As you watch the slideshow, try to be thinking of what goods and services the kennel provide Visit a kennel

What "goods" did you see in the slideshow?

What "services" did you see in the slideshow?

Activity 2

Now that you're learning more about the differences between "Goods" and "Services", click here to see if you can complete this drag and drop activity successfully.


Visit Creature Comforts site ( . This is another kennel which provides excellent service to its customers.

See if you can choose a local business and list each of the goods and services it provides.