Celebrate President's Day with this fun & easy craft that teaches about currency and the Presidency.
- White paper
- Pencil or crayons
- Coins – a quarter, dime, nickel and penny
- Place the coins underneath a piece of white paper.
- Rub a crayon or pencil on the paper over the top of the change and watch the imprint of the money appear.
- Using the imprints, teach your child how to count the money and name the Presidents on each coin.
Here’s a list to help:
- Penny – Abraham Lincoln
- Nickel – Thomas Jefferson
- Dime – Franklin Roosevelt
- Quarter – George Washington
- 50 Cent Piece – John F. Kennedy
- $1 – George Washington
- $5 – Abraham Lincoln
- $10 – Alexander Hamilton (not a President)
- $20 – Andrew Jackson
- $50 – U.S. Grant
- $100 – Benjamin Franklin (not a President)
- $500 – William McKinley
- $1,000 – Grover Cleveland
- $5,000 – James Madison
- $10,000 – Salmon P. Chase (not a President)
- $100,000 – Woodrow Wilson
Use this activity to discuss President's Day with the following talking points:
- Who is our current President?
- How do you become President?
- When do we vote and how?
- How many Presidents have we had?
- Who was President when you were born?
- What does the President do?
- If you were President what would you do?
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