Wants vs. Needs Poster Need: Basic things that people must have in order to survive. (Think of the show Survivor…) Food Water Clothing (basic) Shelter Wants: Extra things that make life more enjoyable. Sports Car Designer Clothing Cell Phone Your own room On a sheet of white paper, define needs and cut-out three pictures of your basic needs. Then, define wants, and cutout at least 10 pictures of items you want.