Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Recycled Coin Sorter: A Simple Way to Count Pennies

Playing with coins is something my children just love to do. So what I saw as just a disposable razor cartridge holder destined for the trash, my daughter thought would be a useful device for sorting and arranging her coins. I introduced my three-year-old son to his sister's invention recently. He had great fun inserting coins into the slots too. We washed, dried, counted and sorted coins together many times.

I'm adding this to Steady Mom's 30-Minute Blog Challenge , and WFMW at We Are That Family. 


prerna said...

Oh, what simplicity and what fun! Am a new reader and I really liked your kids' ingenuity.
I look forward to visiting often.

Mom2fur said...

You sure have a brilliant daughter! I'd never have thought of that for those leftover razor holders!

Hanna said...

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Joyful Mother said...

Great idea!!

Lynnette Kraft said...

Well now, that's a creative mind at work. :)

I'm popping over here from... somewhere (not sure how). So nice to meet you!

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Harriett Faulks said...

Using a coin sorter will help not just in organizing your coins, but it can also make the counting easier. Anyway, how old is your daughter? I must commend her creative mind! Also, as a reminder, after counting your coins manually, don’t forget to wash your hands. You don’t know what those coins carry!

-Harriett Faulks

Aiming4Simple said...

@Harriet - I think she was 7 at the time. That's a good point about washing coins and hands. Kids would enjoy that too!