Coin sorting activity using herb jars.

For the last few weeks I have been searching for various activities that involve learning about money, something that was suitable for a preschooler but found it quite difficult to find a hands on activity that my son would find fun and engaging.

I created a money pack where my son had to cut and paste pennies into purses but this didn’t seem to interest him so much. I then created a penny counting game which he found a bit more exciting as he was now handling physical money.

While I was cooking I noticed a number of empty herb jars had been left in the corner waiting to be recycled and the hoarder in me just had to take them as a precaution as I knew I would find them useful for something. And because I am so adamant that I want my son to learn the basics of money I created a coin recognition and sorting activity using the following:

Herb jars

Cello tape

Money (coins and notes)

Money clip art

Envelopes (for notes)

All my son had to do was match the coins that I left in a small pile with the image of the coin on the herb jar. Simple. This activity is also great for shape recognition and differentiation and also helps develop their fine motor skills and critical thinking.

🙂 x

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