We really LOVE learning about Geography in our homeschool.
It is amazing how all of us enjoy reading about other countries and cultures and speaking other languages.
We even like trying food from countries around the world.
Here are four lessons we did as we learned about coins from around the world.
In this post, we have some free coin printables that you will like.
We will show you how to set up an epic world coins printable lesson.
It is a lot of fun to watch kids learn more about the world and how to connect coins, flags and more to different countries.
Coins from Around the World
Before we get into our printable pictures of coins unit, let me tell you that we used the new Little Passports World Coin Collection in all 4 lessons!
We could give kids money worksheets, but why not hands-on activities instead?
Kids will have fun with this lesson.
It will be a great Math center! And instead of using play money, you can use real money (real coins) to identify.
It has 20 real coins from around the world, such as a centavo from Argentina and a kopek from Russia!
This kit also includes a handy storage pouch, a magnifying glass and a 10-page booklet featuring fun coin activities and trivia.
The lessons can be done back to back or they can be spaced out as desired.
I love leaving the materials out for a few weeks so he can practice and revisit the activities as he pleases.
You can order yours here to use with our coin printable!
They are the perfect combination of coin identification on paper and real coins!
Here are some fun resources that you might find interesting!
How to Set Up an Epic World Coins Printable Lesson
For this lesson, we used a map we had from our Little Passports World Edition subscription (you may also like this one) and the free printable “Countries by Continent” card (find at the end of this post).
We went down the list by continents and found each country on the map.
We used glass beads to keep our place at each of the 20 countries.
By the way, these 20 countries coincide with the 20 coins of the world we got in our Little Passports World Coin Collection.
For this lesson, we used the Little Passports World Coin Collection to match the coins to the countries they are from.
The sealed baggies the coins are in say where they are from, so I decided to keep the coins in the baggies.
We will eventually learn where they are from them well enough to know where they are from without the baggie telling us.
Since this was an introductory lesson with the coins from around the world, I left them in the baggies and it helped.
Coins from Around the World Lesson
Next, Brother filled out this awesome 10-page activity booklet that came with the World Coin Collection.
It has activities like spotting the differences between coins that look alike, coin rubbing on paper, design your own coin, true and false quiz and so much more.
This was such a fun learning lesson for Brother because he used his magnifying glass (included in the World Coin Collection) to notice details and spot differences in coins.
Coin Matching and Sorting Lesson (3-part cards)
I got inspired by the little Passports World Coin Collection to make a set of printables.
These coin printables contain the exact same coins that are in the coin collection!
They are printable coins front and back for the 20 countries that you learned about in the Little Passports collection.
You can use them several ways.
One way is to use them as 3-part cards. Here is a post that shows you how 3-part cards work and how to set them up.
This set contains photos with coins front and back printable.
So, when you get these free printable pictures of coins, you will use them to learn recognition and discrimination.
Soon, kids will know about coins and where they come from.
Another way is the way we used them for this particular lesson. I printed the set of coin card twice.
I cut one set, separating the coin image and the coin name. The second set was the “answer key.”
I laid out the answer key sheets on the table and he took his time matching the coin cards (putting them on top of the answer key) and then the coin names.
Free Printable Coins from Around the World 3-Part Cards
First, in this coin cards printable, you will find a chart to use as the answer key and to practice learning in which continent the 20 countries are located.
Then, you will see the cards for the 20 coins from the World Coin Collection.
Follow the instruction for the 3-part cards, if you wish to use them like that. Enjoy!
Get your free printables here! Coins from Around the World