These coin “Popsicle stick puppet paddles” are a quick, easy and fun
way to practice coin identification
, as well as whole-group assess
Students need just two Popsicle sticks
, as they glue the penny & nickel back-to-back
, and the dime and quarter back-to-back.
is one of the ways my kiddos differentiate the coins, I designed the coins on a background circle.
Children color, cut and glue to the top of two different
colored Popsicle sticks.
I’ve included small, medium, and large
They can simply write the names of the coins right on the sticks using a marker, or have them trace, trim and glue the labels
Teacher reads clues
from the poster.
Kiddos hold up their coin “puppet paddle”
when they know which coin is being described.
You can see at a glance who is having difficulty.
Besides reading the clues, you can also say: “Show me the penny!”
“Show me the nickel...”
We keep our sticks in our cubbies, so that I can review
and whole-group assess
throughout the month.
For a realistic visual, I put real coins
on my sticks.
This game provides an interesting and appropriate activity for Presidents' Day
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping that this “Show me the money!”
craftivity, is just the thing that turns on those light bulbs of recognition.
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