SMMART MATH: HIDING COINS
Fill an empty water bottle 2/3 full of rice, sand, dried beans, or oats. Place several of each type of coin into the bottle (quarters, dimes, pennies, nickles).
Shake, shake, shake and encourage your child to name the type of coin he sees.
Discuss the value of each coin and see if your child can name the correct value amount when he names the coin that he sees.
(Many times you can only see a tiny bit of the coin, so you will need to recognize some identifying characteristics other than just the size of the coin.)