Happy President’s Day! Today, you can teach your kids about coins, heads and tails, and do some fun learning activities.
Learning Activities with Coins
Wash coins in water with vinegar and baking soda. Use an old toothbrush or a q-tip to scrub the coins clean.
Learn who is on each coin: Abraham Lincoln = penny, Thomas Jefferson = nickel, FDR = dime, George Washington = quarter.
Make crayon rubbings of your coins.
Start a penny collection jar or a quarter collection from each state.
Make your own coins with shrinky-dinks. Draw your own head on the coin.
Make your own “Penny Store” where everything is one penny. Ideas: bookstore, toy store, stuffed animal store. Practice counting and adding pennies. (Older kids can charge more than a penny.)
Make a coin creature to add up.
Throw out a handfull of coins. Have your kids find ____ cents. (photos on How Does She)
Print and do Kai-lan’s coin counting activities.
What do you think? Are your kids ready to learn about money?
* More money activities on MathWire.com.
* More President’s Day activities on Pinterest.