Coin Identification Money Mazes

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Kids love to learn about money, but it can often be tricky to keep the coins straight. These coin identification money mazes challenge students to pick out the correct coins and reveal the maze path from top to bottom.

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Getting Started

To prep this activity, I printed out the four different mazes for each of my students.  To save paper, I printed them on both the front and back.

I gathered my first graders on the carpet and I called on a student to come up and grab any coin from my pile.  I asked them what coin it was and how much it was worth. Then we even zoomed in on it with our classroom document camera!  We checked out both sides and made a few observations.

I repeated this process until we had looked at all four coins.

Coin Identification Money Mazes

Money Mazes

Since this wasn’t our first time working with coins, I simply showed the money mazes to my students and explained that they should only color in the specific coin stated in the directions.  I also added that they should be on the lookout for both sides of the coin so that their mazes would connect.

Next, I laid out our fake U.S. coins and called students up one at a time to grab a paper of their choice, and a few coins to help them. I asked my students to just start with one of the money maze papers since they were double-sided, and then I told my kids that they could take the other sheet home to do with their families.

My students headed to our classroom tables and got right to work!

Coin Identification Money Mazes

Most of my students colored in the coins their natural colors of silver and copper, but I didn’t restrict any of my first graders from making their coins pink, orange, or blue. My kiddos had coins in their hands to help them along, so I wasn’t worried about it!

Coin Identification Money Mazes

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    1. Hi Donnia,
      To download the money mazes, look for the teal “DOWNLOAD HERE” button at the bottom of the page. This will open a pop up for you to enter your name and email address. After you hit submit, the download will load for you. Please let me know if you have any issues!
      Sarah // The STEM Laboratory Team

    1. Hi Kristi,
      When you click the blue “Download Here” button, a pop-up should open. You can try checking to make sure your browser isn’t blocking pop-ups from the site or try using a different browser. It’s also possible that if you’re trying to download at school, your district’s web filter is blocking it. Please let me know if you’re not able to get the mazes!
      Sarah // The STEM Laboratory Team

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