Storytime Share – Social Studies: Economics 2

Standard: Social Studies: Economics

Specific skill focused on: Money


Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” (Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young)

Book: Benny’s Pennies by Pat Brisson

Song: “Pay Me My Money Down” (Dan Zanes & Friends, Night Time!)

Book: Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells

Note: I copied the bunny money from the front of the book to make flannel pieces. As Max and Ruby spent the money in the story, I took money off the flannel board as a visual representation. Actually, today the kids wanted to help me, so they ended up taking the money down for me.

Song: “Jumping and Counting” (Jim Gill, The Irrational Anthem)

Book: Start Saving, Henry! by Nancy Carlson

Song: “4 Nickels and a Dime” (Melissa Green, Sing Loud!)

Book: Little Croc’s Purse by Lizzie Finlay

Activity 1: Coin Sorting

For this activity, I put four paper plates on a table, labeled “Pennies,” “Nickels,” “Dimes,” and “Quarters.” Then I placed plastic coins I bought from the dollar store in the middle of the table and let the kids sort the coins onto the appropriate plates.


Activity 2: Coin Rubbing

I used heavy card stock to make eight cards. Then I glued coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters) to the cards, two of each – one for the front of the coin and another for the back. Then kids used crayons to make rubbings of the coins on their Coin Rubbing Worksheet.





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