US Mint H.I.P Pocket Change Games
By: US Mint H.I.P Pocket Change
Audience: Young Children
Focus: Coin Values
The entire U. S. Mint H.I.P Pocket Change game series gets an honorable mention from us. You could spend an entire year working through the classroom activities present here. Most activities are designed for ages (8-12) but with a little effort and creativity you could expand the age range to “teens” easily. Everything you need to thoroughly discuss the history of coins, the “physical” uses of money, and the process of the creation of coins is here. What really surprised us was how much we really did not know about the “process” of the creation of coins and how integrated that process is to our history and culture. We encourage every teacher to take a serious look at this site. It is well worth your time.