Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Coin Exploration

With President's Day coming up next Monday, I thought a few coin activities would be appropriate!  Please make sure to discuss coin safety (i.e. don't swallow them!!) with your little ones and do not leave them unattended with the coins!  Consider using plastic coins if your child has a tendency to put things in her mouth! 

Supplies:
Coins
Paper
Crayons
Scissors
Stapler

1)  Spend some time observing and discovering coins:  What president is on each coin?  What is on the back?  What color are the coins?  What coins have ridges around the edges?  A magnifying glass would be fun with this activity!

2)  Fold a paper lengthwise and then in thirds (so you have six sections).

3)  Do a coin rubbing in four of the sections.  It may be easier to cut the paper apart first.

4)  Add a title page and staple the booklet together!

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4 Comments:

Blogger Shar said...

We are about to start looking at 'money' after our mid term, so this is a timely post for me. Thanks for sharing :)

February 15, 2011 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger MaryAnne said...

This is a great idea for President's Day! We've been doing some scientific experiments with pennies; I haven't gotten around to blogging them yet, though.

February 16, 2011 at 6:40 AM  
Blogger Prairie Cate said...

My brother swallowed a penny when he was a baby, and it came out all nice and shiny in his diaper. Just thought I'd share.

February 16, 2011 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Ha, ha! One of our girls swallowed a nickel -- it was not so shiny when we found it. Ick!!

February 16, 2011 at 7:16 PM  

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