Money is always difficult to grasp as a first and second grader… so here are a few of the many things I have done to help make it as hands-on as possible!
For this foldable, you have to cut each flap. In first grade I always prepared the books ahead of time, but I think 2nd graders could definitely handle making them on their own. On the inside, the students describe the coins and write how to make a dollar using the coins on the flap. It is great for coin recognition as well as counting money.
Once students have mastered the coin attributes, we start counting money. Here are some cute activities for students to make. I let the students decide which coins they want to use and add!