Counting with Common Cents Lesson for Grades Pre-K-1

In this lesson, students practice counting as the book Counting with Common Cents is read. As they count pennies, nickels, and dimes, they place those coins on the appropriate spot on a handout, indicating how many pennies are equal to a nickel and a dime. They discuss saving their pennies and draw a picture of an item they would like to buy. In an optional activity, they draw pictures or write notes indicating chores they would do to earn 10 pennies.

This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades Pre-K, K, and 1.

Book written by Deirdre McCarthy / ISBN: 978-1-5001-3936-0.


If you have difficulty accessing this content due to a disability, please contact us at 314-444-8624 or

Find More Economics and Personal Finance Resources

Education Level: Pre-K-5 Non-educators
Subjects: Personal Finance Literature
Concepts: Saving Money
Resource Types: Lesson
Languages: English
Back to Top