K to 1st Grade Coin Learning Materials

Introduce coins to kindergarten and first grade children with learning materials that cover the basics of coins, activities that explore coin properties and characteristics, and easy and fun games! These resources are split into two main topics: Math and Coins and the Mint.

Wherever possible, the resources align to educational standards, including Common Core. If you’re looking for something specific, email us!

Math

Practice identifying coins, coin combinations, and counting with coins in these introductory lessons and resources.

Lesson Plans

  • An Introduction to Coins: Using real or paper coins, students will discuss what they know about coins, coin values, and place their coins in value order.

Activities and Games

Use these activities and games for at-home learning or to supplement lesson plans.

Coins and the Mint

Introduce students to the U.S. Mint, its history, and how coins are made with these resources.

Lesson Plans

  • An Introduction to Coins: Using real or paper coins, students will discuss what they know about coins, coin values, and place their coins in value order.
  • Battle of the Coins: Students will observe the physical attributes, such as size, height, weight, and length, of coins. Students will play a game to compare coins to one another.

Activities and Games

Try these Mint and coin-related games and activities at home or use them to supplement lesson plans.