Harper, of course, already knows most of what we talked about this morning but it was a new learning experience for Dakota.
I wrote the different coins and values on pieces of paper for them and we started by looking at and identifying the various coins. (I have a little container of plastic money that I picked up a long time ago on clearance.) Then we counted each type of coin and wrote down how much of each we had.
Once we'd finished with our papers I had a little store set up so that they could shop and count some money. I just used whatever little things I had sitting nearby and used post it notes and made up price tags. Harper was able to pay me for his items with little help. He had a bit of trouble figuring out how to make 99 cents but once I showed him to start with the larger coins he was able to figure it out.
Dakota didn't quite make it to the store part because she's just a bit too young but she did enjoy counting the money and learning about the coins.