How would you feel about "pennies from heaven" or if "money grew on trees"? Here are some fantastic game mats (16 of them) for coin recognition and determining values for coin combinations.
It's fun! "Build" snowmen from coins and "decorate" Christmas trees with "coin ornaments". Individual or partner activity...can be used as a friendly game/competition.
Easy differentiation is possible with the variety of game mats provided. Also, mats become increasingly difficult in a sequence from easy to more challenging. Coins can be identified by size, color, design, and value. Circles of the snowmen have the coin values on them and match the size of the coin for that value. A coin values and reference sheet, complete with photos of each coin, is included in this product. Coins depicted on spinner are photos of actual coins. Coins on spinner show the fronts and backs of actual coins.
Coins represented are: Lincoln, wheat, and shield pennies; side and front view Jefferson nickels; Roosevelt dimes; newest/older Washington quarters and Bicentennial quarters.
Coin combinations are: pennies alone; nickels alone; dimes alone; quarters alone; pennies and nickels; pennies and dimes; pennies and quarters; nickels and dimes; nickels and quarters; dimes and quarters; pennies, nickels, and dimes; pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
Included are a spinner, directions on how to play/implement, coin photos and values reference sheet, blank coin scored-line circumferences, and paper coin cut-outs.
The preferred way to play this activity is with real coins. However, that may not always be possible. In this new version there are realistic-looking paper coins that can be used instead of actual coins. The paper coins are photographs of the real things, are accurately sized, and have both fronts and backs of coins.