Using coins to explore the world is a great way to introduce kids to geography and world history!
Mike did this fun geography activity with the kids over the weekend. He downloaded this map of the world from this free world map site, and then pulled out our foreign coins and had the kids match the coins to the map. It was a fun way to explore the world!
Using Coins to Explore the World
We have a pretty impressive foreign coin collection because I was raised in several different countries, and so was Mike’s dad. A lot of the coins we have belong to countries that now use the Euro, as well as some (Yugoslavia) that no longer exist. If you don’t have a foreign coin collection of your own, you can use these images of bank notes from around the world, or you can buy real world coins.
Looking for more ways to explore the world with your kids? My world culture for kids series is a great place to start!
Little Passports is a delightful subscription service that is designed to teach children all about the world. With different series for different age ranges, it is a gift that keeps kids learning all year round!
What is your favorite way to teach children about the world?