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Learning about money is such an exciting time for a lot of kids.
They’re learning about something they see used nearly every day and it’s at this point that it really starts to feel like they’re getting into those bigger math concepts.
It can, however, be a struggle at times to remember the various different coins and their worth.
Fortunately, this coin sorting file folder game should make learning those money math skills a whole lot easier and a whole lot more fun!
While using real coins is always our first choice, there are times when we want to keep practicing or need an activity to kill some time while we’re out and about. This file folder game works perfectly as all of the pieces can either be stuck to the folder with Velcro during transit or can be stored in a plastic bag.
Assembling the Coin Sorting File Folder Game
To make your own coin sorting file folder game, you’ll need:
- A manila file folder
- Clear contact paper
- Laminator (optional)
- The coin sorting printable (below)
- Velcro dots
Start by attaching the cover of the game to the front of your file folder. Use some double-sided tape to hold the cover in place and lay the contact paper on top, smoothing out any air bubbles that pop up.
Next, attach the sorting jars to the inside of your folder using a bit more contact paper.
Run the remaining pieces, the various coins, through your laminator for durability.
Finally, attach one side of your Velcro dots to the jars on the inside of your folder, four on each jar, and the opposite side of the Velcro to the backs of your coin pieces.
Using the Coin Sorting File Folder Game
Within the download, you’ll find four sets of US coins: quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.
Each of these sets includes 4 coins, giving you 12 total coins to sort.
Have your child look at each of the coins and decide which jar it belongs in. While they’re sorting, have them name the coins and state their value if they can.