This activity has been revised and was originally created by Susan N. Edwards and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992). The second edition is available for purchase.
Most schools have a soda machine. Filling the machine with soda and emptying the money every week is good prevocational training. The skills required include organizing, inserting, sorting, matching and counting. Additionally, students will work on money concepts and working cooperatively. Lessons include Math, Social Skills, and Independent Living Skills.