Cheese And Carrot Currency




  • 1 large carrot, washed
  • Small block of cheese
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Small sharp knife
  • Mini Bento cutter / mini cookie cutter


  1. Prepare the snack before class.
  2. Peel the carrot, then cut it into thick slices.
  3. Cut slices of cheddar cheese the same thickness as carrot slices.
  4. Cut a shape in each carrot slice with a mini cookie cutter.
  5. Cut the same shape in each slice of cheese using the same cookie cutter.
  6. Slide the shape of the cheese into each carrot slice.
  7. Repeat until you have as many “coins” as necessary.
  8. Distribute the snack to the children and make the connection with the story of the day.



  • Create different coins using various cookie cutters.
  • Use rainbow carrots.
  • You can cook the carrots before using them.
  • You can also apply this technique to other vegetables, such as carrots in cucumber slices.


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