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Sorting Coins

B has been really interested in money lately and I’m anxious for him to learn about it. We started with just sorting coins and talking about them.
sorting coins

We took them out of his bank to sort which added some excitement and counted them after we were done sorting.

You can print these coin cards to use for sorting at Counting Coconuts.

Other Ideas:

  • Compare and sort by dates the coins were made
  • Talk about what is on the front and the back of the coins
  • Have a coin flip and see who wins (heads or tails)


Thursday 4th of August 2011

Great idea for beginning learning! Peanut had this cute poem in 1st grade and I cut out photos of the coins and posted them beside each verse.


Penny, penny, easy spent,Copper brown and worth one cent.

Nickel, nickel, thick and fat,You’re worth 5. I know that.

Dime, dime, little and thin,I remember—you’re worth 10.

Quarter, quarter, big and bold,You’re worth 25, I am told.

Take Care,Jen

Kristy Dixon, Parent Coach

Wednesday 3rd of August 2011

Love this! Money is such a difficult concept. I've been wondering how to get started introducing it. This is perfect and lots of fun. Thanks.

JDaniel4's Mom

Wednesday 3rd of August 2011

I like the idea of doing this activity on a workmat!