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Counting Coins Scavenger Hunt: Hands-on Money Activity

Learning and/or practicing a new concept is always best with hands-on activities.  Here's a fun way to work on counting coins.  Have your child  Go on a Coin Hunt to find money filled easter eggs.   Scavenger hunts are always a guaranteed fun time!

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Today's 2nd Grade Blogging Team theme is Money.  At the bottom of the post you'll find all sorts of other great money themed activities, so be sure to check those out!  However, this activity can be adaptable to younger children that are learning about pennies, nickels, and dimes.  This hands-on money activity will be fun for a variety of ages.

Counting Coins Money Activity

printable recording sheet

Our money themed activity focuses on counting coins with a little scavenger hunt thrown in for fun.  Hope you have your Easter eggs handy!

Easter Egg Money Scavenger Hunt

To prep the activity, print out our Coin Hunt recording sheet.

Gather 14 Easter eggs and number them 1-14.

Place coins in each egg equaling a different amount and as you put coins in, write the amounts down for a self-check sheet.  We used real coins, but Melissa and Doug's Play Money Set is a great alternative.
easter egg money scavenger hunt

 Hide the eggs around the room.

Once all prepped, have your child find all fourteen eggs.  Who doesn't love a good scavenger hunt?

When the child has found all the eggs, open each egg and count and record the amount of money in the corresponding egg shape.

Don't forget to use the proper signs when writing out money!

money easter egg hunt to learn about coins

For an extra incentive, let your child keep the money for all the correct answers! My son thought that was the greatest idea!  Have fun!

>> Print your free Coin Hunt Recording Sheet now! <<

Here are some other great Money activities for your 2nd graders!

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