Friday, July 8, 2011

Coin Caterpillars

Have you seen this adorable Coin Caterpillar that I pinned?

It was my "pinspiration" for this activity!

We've been practicing singing the value of our coins every morning and practicing adding the values together. I use my large magnetic money coins, place a few on the whiteboard and my kiddos write down the total on a post it. They LOVE it!

Now they will use what we've been practicing to find the value of each caterpillar! I also think that I will have my students use the coin manipulatives to place over each coin to help them with the color and the value.

Download your copy for free and let me know if you use it in your class!

I linked this up to:
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Froggy Cupcakes


  1. This is super cute! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Magnificent Multiagers!

  2. these are so cute, thanks for sharing! Are you all adopting the Common Core Standards this year? Our district is and money is no longer a K standard- it's moved to 2nd grade. I still plan on introducing it bc it's such an important skill. My kids in the past have just counted pennies, they're not quite ready to add the different sums together.

  3. My son just got done with a summer math camp where the teacher suggested we work more on counting coins. Your activity is so clever, very cute, and perfectly timed. Thank you for the free download!!

  4. Love this! Thanks for sharing. I think I'll incorporate this into my calendar/morning routine a few times a week!

    ✰ Mrs. Kincaid
    Mrs. Kincaid’s First Grade

  5. Love this! We don't introduce the quarter until late in the year, but I would love to use this as a center activity where the kids create their own caterpillars and then record it and the total onto a sheet. Would you mind if I tweeked this activity to fit that?

  6. Super Cute! I will definitely use this activity later in the year! We do something similar when counting by 2/5/10. Each student traces a circle counter as many times as they'd like to make a caterpillar. Inside the circles, they must count on; then I have them decorate it! Thanks for sharing!


  7. I used this idea with my 2nd graders this year. Our math workbooks come with tons of itty bitty paper coins that are too small for anything else! We made insects and added up the totals. They were pretty amazing!

  8. Of course Cyndy! That's what sharing is all about! :)


  9. Hi I was a former Kindergarten teacher and now am home with my kids. I love to read your blog and keep up with what is going on. I was wondering what are the songs you sing for money?
    Thanks so much,

  10. This is adorable! I will be teaching Kindergarten in the Fall & your blog has been and will be so helpful!

    I just started my own blog - I would love for you (and anyone else) to check it ou!


  11. Too cute! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  12. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing Hadar - and thanks for your sweet comment yesterday.
    - Sydney

  13. I was right! My son LOVED this. Check out my blog post on our coin caterpillars activity! ( Of course, I gave credit where credit was due and linked to your post and blog (I hope that was okay). Thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration!!!

  14. OMG! This is super cute! I'm definitely going to be using this in my classroom. Thanks for sharing!
    A Day in First Grade

  15. Thanks for the great ideas. I am new to professional blogging and I am completely addicted because of blogs like yours:)

  16. Totally cute! I have that pinned too. Thanks for linking up!

  17. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

  18. These are cute- I have coin stickers I bought and have been hoarding for a while... this would be perfect to do with them! I could give each kiddo a few and let them arrange them into a caterpillar and write the amount!

    Mrs. Bainbridge's Blog

  19. This is super cute for my second graders. We too are adopting the core standards. We are very concerned that coins aren't introduced till second grade. We second grade teachers feel that it would be very helpful if kinder and first grade teachers would still intro and play around with money, it would surely help the 2nd, 3rd, and older kids.

  20. I found you via pinterest. You are my pinspiration! Thanks for making this printable! We will use this with some of my kindergarteners!


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