Making Penny Rubbings – Poppins Book Nook

Making Penny Rubbings -

This months Poppins Book Nook was Presidents. There are many ways to look at this. We did read several books and enjoyed them. But we saw one that we just had to read. It is called I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change World). There are a series of books about ordinary people changed the world. It is a great read for kids to learn about different people. I really liked this one about Abraham Lincoln. You learn about him and things he did. We will be reading more from these series. One theme through the book was that he would be on the penny.

What you need for this activity: pennies, paper and colored pencils.

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We started by looking at the pennies. We looked at how different the front and back where. We also looked at the year. My youngest stacked her pennies and counted them.

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We then stared our penny rubbings. It was fun to cover the pennies and find them. They picked colors they wanted to do. We talked about how you would have to hold the paper and penny in place.

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After they got the hang of it they had a lot of fun just making the different rubbings.

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After we finished we counted up the rubbings and made a math problem out of them for my oldest. They had 26 penny rubbings total.

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I hope you enjoyed our activity!

Here are some Presidents books that you can check out. Yes, there are some older books in this list.

Here are some of the people joining in the link up this month.

Poppins Book Nook Giveaway -

This month Poppins Book Nook is giving away a copy of the book So You Want to Be President?. You need to live in the US to enter this contest. The winner will be chosen at random.

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Don’t forget to link up for president books and activities. Also next month starts a new year and new themes! I can’t wait to do them!

Cassie –

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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6 Responses to Making Penny Rubbings – Poppins Book Nook

  1. Renae says:

    This looks like fun. Lots of really good possibilities, for math, color identification, or just plain artwork fun. Great idea!


  2. Ashley says:

    This would be great for coin identification practice too! Adding color to anything is always fun!

  3. Coin rubbings are a blast! My oldest son and I did it with the state quarters. Thanks for linking this up to the After School Linky Party!

  4. Jill says:

    I love this idea!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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