Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tea House with Australian Money

There was a time when my Toads loved to play grocery store.  I have checked out many a little boy with a basket of fruits & veggies.  I have tried to move it towards playing tea shop instead.  I need the fortification of a cup to get through the activity and everyone appreciates the biscuits.  Our menu yesterday included Turkish delight.  Grandma took pity on us after our Turkish delight failure which I posted about here.

Younger Toad just loves to play and older Toad is getting a little better about change.  He can count out his money to pay for things great, but when the coins don't add up even, he struggles with figuring out what he's due in change.  With tea shop, I write out a little bill, and he has to figure it all out like at a restaurant.  He does better figuring the sums when it's written down.

Of course the novelty of this is different money - it comes in colors, and there's animals, and one dollar coins instead of bills.  We had a talk about currency and the differences among countries.

You can find images of the reverse side of the Australian coins at the Royal Australian Mint website.  The front side is an image of the Queen.  Wikipedia has images of all the bills.  I formatted them up and glued them together after printing them on card stock.
  Australian Coins and Bills


Happy Whimsical Hearts said...

What a fun idea, money from different countries is always interesting :-) I love that we have animals on many of our Aussie coins. Thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times!

Earning-My-Cape said...

How fun! I think this is something my kids would have fun doing! I pinned it, too. :-)
Thanks for sharing with my href=" http://earning-my-cape.blogspot.com/2012/09/super-link-party-19.html ">Super Link Party! :-)
I hope you come back tomorrow and link with me again!

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