Spending Spree from Catalogues
I use holiday catalogs for students to make wish lists and gift lists. Being a fifth-grade teacher I go a step further. I have my students keep checkbooks. They earn money for their accounts by making good grades. Periodically during the year they go on a 'spending spree' using the amount of money in their accounts. At the end of the year we hold an auction of items they bring in (usually food) to close out their accounts. It's lots of fun and the parents appreciate that their children are learning about checking accounts.