We are Consumers and Producers


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Hat ManHave you ever heard someone say that he or she wears many hats? The hats represent the different roles or jobs that people have. People have many roles. At home one could be a son, daughter, brother, sister, nephew, niece, grandchild and so on.

Did you know there are two more hats you wear? You are a consumer and a producer. A consumer is a person who buys and uses goods and services. A producer is a person who makes goods or provides services.

In this lesson you are going to learn more about how you and others are consumers and producers.


  • Give examples of goods and services that you and your family consume.
  • Identify goods and services that require money to buy.
  • Identify ways in which you and your family produce goods and services.


Complete the interactive activity one to learn more about consumers.

Complete the interactive activity two to learn more about producers.

Print and complete the activity I Can Wash Dishes.

Use Your Producer Hands
With your classmates or family, do something to help your community. These sites will give you some ideas about what you can do.

Kids Care Clubs

USA Points of Light Campaign


LawnmowerAs a class, discuss:

  • What goods and services do you and your family provide at home?
  • Do you think this work is important?
  • What would happen if family members chose not to do this work?
  • What goods and services do you and your family provide for your community?


Print We are Consumers and Producers. List or draw pictures of three goods and/or services you like to consume and three goods and/or services you like to produce.