1-2-3 Come Do Some Coin Activities With Me
Today's blog features some of my favorite coin activities, which will help your students learn to identify the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar and dollar.
Use them for your coin studies, or plug them in with your Presidents' Day lessons.
In the Poster & Game Packet, I’ve included pocket chart cards, flashcards, strip puzzles, large posters showing both the front and back of the coin, plus “How Many?” posters, which show how many pennies make up each coin.
There are also cards to play Memory Match and “I Have; Who Has?” games, as well as several “I Spy a Coin!” whole-group game sheets, which can be used as an assessment too.
I've included smaller versions of the posters, plus a bookmark, that students can keep in their math journals to use as a reference tool, plus a certificate of praise for 4 as well as 6 coins, with two size options.
Another way to quickly and easily reinforce coins is with the "Coins On A Roll" Dice Game Bookmark packet.
You can explain the directions, or hang up the rebus poster.
Afterwards, they have a nice bookmark to keep in their math journals.
I truly believe that when children really take a look at the various coins, checking out similarities and differences, that they will latch on to information that helps them remember which coin is which.
A visually fun way to do that, at the same time getting in some comparison-contrast writing, is with a Venn diagram.
Children can work independently, with a partner or in small groups to analyze and evaluate each coin using the various Venn diagram worksheets.
For younger students, do this as a whole group activity, where they come up with the answers and you jot them on the worksheet.
The 45, "Fix The Sentence" cards, are also an interesting way to review coins, and practice reading, as the cards are packed with Dolch sight words.
They are a quick, easy and fun way to review all sorts of facts about US coins, which will help students differentiate, so that they can remember which coin is which.
At the same time students are practicing end punctuation and capitalization, along with a few math concepts.
There are a variety of sentences that need a period, exclamation point or question mark.
Proper nouns, as well as the first word, need to be capitalized as well. Have students use a dry erase marker to make corrections.
After you read and correct the sentences as a whole group, have children choose X number of mini cards to fix independently, by writing the sentences correctly.
Finally, I designed Lincoln's Log Cabin. It features a brand new, shiny penny to help reinforce the fact that Lincoln's face is on that coin.
Older students can practice skip counting by 5s or 10s (the logs are numbered), while PK kiddos use the logs that are numbered 1-10.
I’ve also included 4 worksheets, as well as 2 writing prompts, along with blank templates so you can mix math with literacy.
Assign a prompt, give students a choice, or have them make up their own, gluing their completed worksheet to the back of Lincoln’s log cabin.
For a nice hallway display, punch a hole at the top and suspend from the ceiling.
Today's FREEBIE is a set of "I Spy" a letter worksheets, featuring Abe Lincoln and uppercase letters, as well as George Washington and lowercase letters.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something useful here to help enhance your study of coins and Presidents.
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