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Games Center Grades K and 1 Grades 2 and 3 Grades 4 through 6
 
Title Description Skills Connection
Plinky's Create-A-Card
(Level 1)
Kids create a greeting card for friends or family using a virtual "allowance". Coin Identification
Skip-counting
Basic addition and subtraction
Mathematics
Coin Memory Game Kids race the clock and match like images of U.S. coins. Coin Identification
Hand-eye coordination
Time awareness and management
Fine motor skills
Basic recall
Mathematics
Cents of Color Kids use the mouse and online activity to color images of coins from the 50 State Quarter Program. Hand-eye coordination
Visual awareness
Fine motor skills
Color sense
Social Studies
Geography
Making Change Kids create their own coin images from supplied options. Coin Identification
Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
Basic mouse functions such as drag and drop
Mathematics
Dollar Dive While trying to escape Sea Monster, kids help Plinky dive for Presidential $1 coins. Coin Identification
Hand-eye coordination
Time awareness and management
Fine motor skills
Mathematics
Lincoln Words
(Level 1)
Kids choose from up to three levels and four categories to find the hidden words about Abraham Lincoln. Word Identification
Coin Recognition
Fine motor skills
Hand-eye coordination
Language Arts
Social Studies
Wishing Well Kids make wishes with virtual coins and Goldie answers. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
All Ages
Just for Fun
Coin Olympics Kids feeling adventurous after reading about the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Coins can help the H.I.P. Pocket Change Pals compete in three winter Olympics sporting events while earning points for performance. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
All Ages
Just for Fun
Franklin's Try-N-Fly Help Minty the Mint Robot steer his kite through a lightning storm, just as Ben Franklin did over two hundred years ago, then assemble a snake that represents the unity of the colonies.  To learn more about Ben, check out the 2006 Ben Franklin Commemorative Coins Program. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
Social Studies
All Ages
Just for Fun
Painters' Studio Students paint the quarters from the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program.  Learn more about the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program. Hand-eye coordination
Visual awareness
Fine motor skills
Color sense
Social Studies
 
 
Title Description Skills Connection
Plinky's Create-A-Card
(Level 2 and Just for Fun)
Kids create a greeting card for friends or family using a virtual "allowance." Coin Identification
Value comparison
Two-digit addition and subtraction
Basic multiplication
Mathematics
Puzzle Mint Kids race the clock to complete this puzzle based on the 50 State Quarters Program. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
Time awareness
Reasoning
Problem Solving
Social Studies
Geography
Cents of Color Kids use the mouse and online activity to color images of coins from the 50 State Quarter Program and explore the state designs and their significance. Hand-eye coordination
Visual awareness
Fine motor skills
Color sense
Social Studies
Geography
Making Change Kids create their own coin images from supplied options. Coin Identification
Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
Basic mouse functions such as drag and drop
Mathematics
Golden-Dollar Puzzle Kids race the clock to complete this puzzle based on the Sacagawea Golden Dollar. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
Time awareness
Reasoning
Problem solving
Social Studies
Dollar Dive While trying to escape Sea Monster, kids help Plinky dive for Presidential $1 coins. Coin Identification
Hand-eye coordination
Time awareness and management
Fine motor skills
Mathematics
Break the Bank Kids answer coin trivia questions to fill a piggy bank and then break it open.
Learn more about coin collecting at the Coin Collector's Workshop.
Fine motor skills
Fact recall
Basic drag-and-drop mouse functions
Social Studies
Language Arts
Tools of the Trade Kids Help Inspector Collector correctly separate his coin collecting tools from plumbing tools.
Learn more about coin collecting at the Coin Collector's Workshop.
Fine motor skills
Fact recall
Identification and grouping
Basic drag-and-drop mouse functions
Numismatics
Financial Literacy
Quarter Explorer This fun adventure explores the states and their 50 State Quarters Program designs.  Bill the Mint Buffalo guides kids through activities and state trivia questions.  Three levels of difficulty allow students to progress through the game as skills increase. Multi-step directions
Fine motor skills
Map awareness
Fact recall
Identification skills
Social Studies
Geography
Presidential Portraits Kids will test their knowledge of the presidents that are featured on U.S. coins.  This activity can be used in conjunction with Presidential $1 Coin Lesson Plans. Fine motor skills
Fact recall
Basic drag-and-drop mouse functions
Social Studies
Lincoln Words
(Level 2)
Kids choose from up to three levels and four categories to find the hidden words about Abraham Lincoln. Word Identification
Coin Recognition
Fine motor skills
Hand-eye coordination
Language Arts
Social Studies
Hoop and Darts Based on a game originally played by Native Americans, in this electronic version, each player throws darts through a swinging hoop in order to win the other player's darts.  Find more information, lesson plans, and classroom resources related to the Native American $1 Coin Program. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
Social Studies
Language Arts
Wishing Well Kids make wishes with virtual coins and Goldie answers. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
All Ages
Just for Fun
Coin Olympics Kids feeling adventurous after reading about the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Coins can help the H.I.P. Pocket Change Pals compete in three winter Olympics sporting events while earning points for performance. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
All Ages
Just for Fun
Painters' Studio Students paint the quarters from the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program.  Learn more about the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program. Hand-eye coordination
Visual awareness
Fine motor skills
Color sense
Social Studies
Franklin's Try-N-Fly Help Minty the Mint Robot steer his kite through a lightning storm, just as Ben Franklin did over two hundred years ago, then assemble a snake that represents the unity of the colonies.  To learn more about Ben, check out the 2006 Ben Franklin Commemorative Coins Program. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
Social Studies
All Ages
Just for Fun
 
 
Title Description Skills Connection
Quarter Explorer This fun adventure explores the states and their 50 State Quarters Program designs.  Bill the Mint Buffalo guides kids through activities and state trivia questions.  Three levels of difficulty allow students to progress through the game as skills increase. Multi-step directions
Fine motor skills
Map awareness
Fact recall
Identification skills
Social Studies
Geography
Presidential Portraits Kids will test their knowledge of the presidents that are featured on U.S. coins.  This activity can be used in conjunction with Presidential $1 Coin Lesson Plans. Fine motor skills
Fact recall
Basic drag-and-drop mouse functions
Social Studies
Cents of Color Kids use the mouse and online activity to color images of coins from the 50 State Quarter Program. Hand-eye coordination
Visual awareness
Fine motor skills
Color sense
Social Studies
Geography
Mark My Words Kids complete this word search activity using words contained in text about United States Mint coin programs. Basic mouse skills
Fact recall
Nonfiction reading skills
Language Arts
Social Studies
Lincoln Words
(Level 3)
Kids choose from up to three levels and four categories to find the hidden words about Abraham Lincoln. Vocabulary skills
Comprehension
Word Identification
Fine motor skills
Hand-eye coordination.
Language Arts
Social Studies
Branches of Power As they endeavor to save the federal government from Oppressor Sam, kids can research and learn about the Constitution and the three branches of power. Classification skills
Reasoning and analytical skills
Vocabulary skills
Nonfiction reading
Research skills
Social Studies
Arrows of Knowledge Kids use virtual archery skills to identify and target correct answers. Learn more about coin collecting at the Coin Collector's Workshop. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
Fact recall
Financial Literacy
The Lewis and Clark Adventure This set of games simulates the trail that took Lewis and Clark on their journey west, introducing kids to people, places, and things that Lewis and Clark encountered while earning virtual coins including nickels from the Westward Journey Nickel Series. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
Reading and recall of factual events
Map reading skills
Social Studies
Geography
Collector's Crossword Kids complete this crossword puzzle based on coin collecting.  Learn more about coin collecting at the Coin Collector's Workshop. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
Fact recall
Financial Literacy
Inventor's Challenge Kids choose a filament and herd energy atoms to help their light bulb burn longer than that of their virtual competitor.  Learn more about Edison on the page about the 2004 Thomas Edison commemorative silver dollar. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
Science
When Pigs Fly Kids learn about the Wright Brothers' famous flight and the basics of how a plane flies, then building and flying their own plane.  The 2003 First Flight Centennial commemorative coins are also highlighted. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
Reading and recall of factual events
Social Studies
Mathematics
Hoop and Darts Based on a game originally played by Native Americans, in this electronic version, each player throws darts through a swinging hoop in order to win the other player's darts.  Find more information, lesson plans, and classroom resources related to the Native American $1 Coin Program. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills.
Social Studies
Language Arts
Jamestown Challenge Kids sail to the New World using their knowledge of the first permanent English settlement. Multi-step directions
Fine motor skills
Map awareness
Fact recall
Identification skills
Social Studies
Geography
Adams, Jefferson, or Both? Kids see if they can tell how much these two presidents have in common. Fact recall
Basic reasoning
Identification skills
Social Studies
Test Your West Point IQ Take a quiz to learn about the US Military Academy at West Point. Fact recall
Identification skills
Basic reasoning
Social Studies
Test Your Marine Corps IQ Learn about the US Marine Corps with this multiple-choice quiz. Fact recall
Identification skills
Basic reasoning
Social Studies
Wishing Well Kids make wishes with virtual coins and Goldie answers. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
All Ages
Just for Fun
Coin Olympics Kids feeling adventurous after reading about the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Coins can help the H.I.P. Pocket Change Pals compete in three winter Olympics sporting events while earning points for performance. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
All Ages
Just for Fun
Franklin's Try-N-Fly Help Minty the Mint Robot steer his kite through a lightning storm, just as Ben Franklin did over two hundred years ago, then assemble a snake that represents the unity of the colonies.  To learn more about Ben, check out the 2006 Ben Franklin Commemorative Coins Program. Hand-eye coordination
Fine motor skills
Social Studies
All Ages
Just for Fun
Painters' Studio Students paint the quarters from the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program.  Learn more about the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program. Hand-eye coordination
Visual awareness
Fine motor skills
Color sense
Social Studies

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