1-2-3 Come Do Some More Coin Activities With Me
The more opportunities you give students to experience coins, the better chance they have of latching on to some sort of comparison, fact or piece of trivia that will help them identify the coins.
Making the Coin Autograph Booklet is a fun way to do that. Run off copies for all of your students, or simply make one for yourself and share your teacher’s copy with them.
I did a bit of research to see if I could find the the President’s signatures, and found them extremely interesting. Washington and Jefferson wrote with feather quills, so set up a center activity where your students can write their name with a feather-dipped in paint.
I did this for a Constitution Day activity and have a template for that you can use. Click on the link to view/download the quill page from Activities For Constitution Day.
To get some name writing practice in, include an extra page with the booklet and have students collect some autographs of their friends, or to expedite things, have each student sign one paper, and run off copies for everyone, entitled Your Classmate’s Autographs. Click on the link to view/download the Coin Autograph Booklet.
Set up a center with these 6 coin puzzles and help your students practice counting, counting backwards from 10 to 1, and skip counting by 10's to 100, as they review the various coins. Click on the link to view/download the coin puzzle packet.
Another way to review coins as well as skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's is with these President trace and write skip counting skip counting cards.
I used nickels for students to count by 5's with, and dimes when they count by 10's.
Covers are included if you want your kiddos to make Itty Bitty Coin Counting booklets. Click on the link to view/download the coin cards.
When I'm studying something with my students, I try and cover several standards.
With that in mind, I designed 30 grammar coin cards. Use them as pocket cards and read them as a whole group. This is an interesting way to review facts about the various coins.
Using a dry erase marker, call on students to circle any letters that should be capitalized and have them add end punctuation as well. I made enough cards so that you can pass one out to each student.
When everyone has shared their corrected card, put several on the board and have children rewrite the sentences correctly on a sheet of paper. Click on the link to view/download the 30 grammar coin cards.
The Dollar Shapes Up is another money-themed easy reader that reviews shapes. Click on the link to view/download it.
Finally, My Buck Book is an easy reader as well, and reviews ways students can make a dollar. Click on the link to view/download it.
That's it for today. Thanks for visiting. I hope you found a few things that will help your students with coin identification. To check out lots more money-themed FREEBIES, click on the link to zip on over to that section of my site, and feel free to PIN away.
" If you are resolutely determined to make [something] of yourself, the thing is more than half done already." -Abraham Lincoln
Learning About President Lincoln, President Washington and Money All Rolled Into A Few Fun Art Activities
February 20th is just around the corner when government agencies will be closed for President’s Day.
After Valentine’s Day I take a few days to study Washington and Lincoln, and add the color blue to our red and white décor for a patriotic look.
It’s also the time I launch our coin studies, as these two famous gents are on our money.
Making mobiles is an easy and fun center activity, that quickly creates a great hallway decoration, as they dangle from the middle of the ceiling or twirl as a border against the wall.
They help reinforce shapes, listening and following spatial directions and are a wonderful way for students to learn facts, as they compare and contrast the lives of these legendary presidents.
All of these mobiles can be found in my February Art and Activities Book.
Click on the link to view/download it.
The Money Mobile is one of my personal favorites and a terrific way for your students to review all of the coins at once.
I find if children do hands-on projects where they can compare and contrast coins, they are able to identify them more easily when they are assessed.
Arranging them from smallest to largest also helps them get this fact in their mind.
Little ones seem to think that because a dime is worth 10 cents, it should be larger than a nickel and penny.
Cutting, gluing and then coloring the “Coin ID Sort” helps them with this. Click on the link to view/down load Coin Identification Sort
The Lincoln and Washington Information Mobile, helps students learn a few facts about the presidents; Lincoln is on one side, Washington is on the other side.
The same is true of the paper chain mobile, which helps reinforce patterning.
I’ve made money poster-poems that you can put up in your room/read to your students.
I found the poems all over the Web so I don’t know who to give credit to. If you know the originator, please drop me a line so I can credit the source.
I revamped the 50 cent one as fries are no longer that price, and also changed the dollar because of ITunes.
Click on the link to view/download the Coin Poster Poems
I've also made coin certificates when your students have mastered identifying them as well as being able to name them.
Since these are two different standards, I've made certificates for both.
Our Y5's do not have to identfy the quarter, but I've included certificates with the quarter on them as well. Click on the link to view/download them. Coin Certificates
For your convenience I’ve posted last year’s President’s Day article after this one, so you don’t have to hunt through the archives for more tips.
If you're looking for coloring pages of the presidents, Lil Fingers has all of them! Click on the link to check out their selection.
They also have coloring pages for all of the coins too.
I use coloring pages to make a variety of skill sheets like Pinch and Pokes, bingo dot a pattern, dot-to-dots, I Spy a Number etc.
Be sure and pop back tomorrow for more fun teaching tips.