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Jan 23, 2012

Counting Makes "CENTS" with Abraham Lincoln and George Washington

In honor of the upcoming President's Day holiday I created a Early American patriotic-themed coins-counting game.

Students will practice adding "Washington" Quarters and "Lincoln" Pennies as they make their way around the President's Day game board using coin cards and a die.

I also created "value cards" that match the coin cards so students could play a "concentration" type matching game as well. I also plan to use the value cards for a "SHOW ME the MONEY game - where students will use plastic coins to match the value I display.

I plan to print two sets of the cards. One set will pair coins with their value (back to back) to create an answer check/ flash card for more coin-counting activities.

My Counting Makes "CENTS" with Abraham Lincoln and George Washington is available now in my TPT store.


  1. Thank you! Just downloaded it!

  2. THANKS!!! Just downloaded it. Our next math unit is money.

  3. Thanks....this is soooo cute...:)

  4. Thank you. This is adorable.

  5. Love it!!! So cute:) Thanks for sharing!!!
    1st Grade Rocks!!

  6. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much! And...I love that most of it is in black and white. Color copies are slim pickin' in my building these days. How in the world was I not following your blog??

    Mrs. Wheeler

  7. I Love, Love, Love your creations!!!!

  8. Such cuteness! I noticed a spelling edit on the game directions it needs to say roll not role.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  9. It won't let me download the freebie. :-(

  10. I love this coin counting game and have repeatedly tried to download it but Google message says I can't retrieve. Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong as I see others have not had this problem? Thanks so much for sharing your talents.


  11. I cannot download it either? :(

  12. Thank you for this wonderful resource. To those folks who couldn't download, try again. I tried repeatedly last night (24th) and I kept getting an error message. This morning it worked like a dream.