1-2-3 Come Do Some Money Activities With Me
President George Washington's picture is inside an oval shape on the one dollar bill, but wait; these dollar bills are wacky, as other 2D shapes have snuck in and taken over. They need some "shaping up!"
This emergent reader practices a variety of standards at the same time reviewing the circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle and hexagon shapes, with two size options.
Students trace and write the shape word; trace and draw the shape; circle the capital letters in the sentences; add end punctuation, then cut and glue the shapes to the matching pages of their booklet.
Use the booklet in February with your money and Presidents' Day activities, or in March during Seuss week, as a "Wacky Wednesday" activity.
For writing practice, I've included a Venn diagram comparing Washington's dollar bill with Lincoln's five dollar bill, as well as a "design your own" dollar bill writing prompt craftivity.
Completed projects make an interesting bulletin board.
Since Dr. Seuss's birthday is coming up, I also designed a "Flipping Over Coins 'Cent-sational' Seuss" hat craftivity.
Children color and cut on the dotted lines to make a "flap", that when flipped, will reveal the picture of the coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter and half dollar) that they have colored, trimmed and glued underneath.
The packet includes a large, full-page hat, as well as a smaller, two on a page template.
To show an AB-AB color pattern, I have my students color every other strip the color of their choice. Many chose red because of Seuss's Cat in the Hat story.
Finally, My Buck Booklet, is a quick, easy and fun way to practice a variety of standards, including coin identification, and how many ways you can make a dollar.
Students trace and write words, then color, cut and glue the matching coin to the appropriate box in their booklet.
I've also included practice for skip counting by 5s & 10s, plus there's an optional last page to mix math & literacy, as I've included 2 fun writing prompts.
This is an interesting activity for table top, homework, or a sub folder, and plugs in nicely for Presidents' Day too.
Today's featured FREEBIE is a "coin sort" craftivity. It practices the concept of small-medium & large, which will help students with coin identification.
Completed projects make a nice bulletin board too.
Well that's it for today. We've got family coming in from Colorado this morning, so I better finish my cleaning!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
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1-2-3 Come Do A Few More Coin Activities With Me!
I had quite a few requests for some specific coin-related lessons, so I made time to get these designed, as I think many others will find them helpful as well.
The ever-popular 10 frames packet collection, has really grown! I think I've covered all of the monthly themes, but am happy to make others.
Karissa, from California, says she has collected them all, and wondered if I could make some with coins on them for her kinders.
I've included 10 frames for pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, plus extra tiles of each, so you can run off and use them as manipulatives. Using real pennies would also be fun for your kiddos. Click on the link to view/download the 10 Frames Coin Packet.
Connie, in Delaware, teaches preschool and wondered if I had any coin games? I liked to use dice to help my Y5's subitize, (Quickly identify how many in a group, without having to count.) so I designed the Coins On A Roll dice game.
Simply run off the coin bookmarks. Students pick a partner and take turns rolling the dice. If they roll a one they color in the penny. If they roll a two, they color in the second coin, which is a nickel and so on. However, if someone rolls a six, they lose their turn.
The first child who colors in all of the coins on ther bookmark is the winner. This game also provides a teachable moment to review ordinal numbers as well. Click on the link to view/download the Coins On A Roll dice game.
Quite a few teachers asked if I could make some worksheets involving coins. Many of them were required to send homework home and several needed something for early finishers to do.
These are also great for Daily 5 word work or a sub folder. Click on the link to view/download the 10-page Coin Worksheet packet.
I also had several homeschooling moms and teachers who were looking for some crafts with a coin theme, so I re-designed the coin dangler.
My Y5's enjoyed making the "Money Matters Mobiles." They looked wonderful swirling and twirling from our hallway ceiling.
They're also an easy way to review sizes (small-medium and large) as well as the circle shape, and provide great cutting practice too.
I opted to add the paper dollar to the top and cut out my students' school picture, so they could glue it over Washington's face.
My report card standards only required my Y5's to know the penny, nickel, dime and quarter, but I've also included templates for the half dollar and dollar coins as well. Click on the link to view/download the Money Matters Coin Dangler craftivity.
Finally, Connie, from Oregon, really liked the Olympics flip for facts file folder activity, that was included in the Olympic writing packet and asked if I had one for coins. I thought this was a wonderful idea, so I got right to it.
File folder facts are a simple and effective way to introduce research to early elementary students. Children search for interesting facts Online, choose their favorites, and then put them into their own words.
As with the Olympic file folder, I've also included several pages of how to explain citations to your kiddos and provide links too.
The Flip For Facts File Folders are a nice pre-cursor to writing a report. Click on the link to view/download the Coin Flip For Facts File Folder Packet.
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These 30 coin cards are a fun way to review coin facts as well as grammar. Students circle letters that should be capitalized and add end punctuation. You can do this with a pocket chart and call on students, or pass one card out to each child, to correct with a dry erase marker. After eveyone has shared their card, have students choose 3-6 cards and rewrite the sentences correctly. This is a great Daily 5 word work activity.
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.
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Flip And Find Out
Are you studying coins with your kiddo’s this month?
February was the month that I really started working quite a bit on coin identification.
It seemed like the ideal month, as two Presidents that we would be learning about for Presidents’ Day, were on the penny and quarter.
One of the activities that my Y5’s really enjoyed was making a coin flipbook.
I set this up as a center activity that they could do independently.
When students completed their tabletop lessons they could visit this station, grab the materials and go back to their desk to complete the project.
Students cut and glued the matching coins to the cover and then cut on the lines to make the flaps, that when lifted, would reveal information underneath that they filled in.
Information includes the name of the coin, the color, the value, what President is on the coin and how many tally marks it takes to make the value of the coin.
Teachers can take it a step farther and have students make crayon rubs of the various coins, cut out their best efforts and glue them under the flaps that match the appropriate coins.
Click on the link to view/download the Coin Flip booklet.
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