Time needed: 15-20 minutes
Purpose: Girls learn about different coins and what they are worth.
Setup: There are many kinds of coins. Each coin has a different value. A penny is worth 1 cent. A nickel is worth 5 cents. A dime is worth 10 cents. A quarter is worth 25 cents. In this activity, you will learn all about the differences and similarities among these coins.
Activity: Put a pile of coins on a table. Search through the coins for a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. Talk about what is the same and different about the coins. Which one is the largest? Which is the smallest? What color is each coin? How much is each coin worth? First graders can practice counting how much the coins are worth and adding it all together.
Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in the Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.
Girl Scout Activity Zone activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming.