Great practice counting coins without realizing you are doing work!
In this activity, the teacher shares the story of when she had the best day because everyone she turned, she kept finding money! As the teacher recalls everywhere she found some coins, a picture is shown on the Smart Board, the number of coins found, and total value of the coins are all listed. Students must figure out what coins the teacher found at each point in the story. The activity concludes by having students create their own story and include the same type of hints that were given to them.
Kids love it!
This idea could be turned in to a math center, too!