Learning value


  • Dimes


  1. Hold out a handful of coins (dimes).
  2. Ask the children which one is more valuable. They will answer “They are all worth the same!”.
  3. Pretend to argue with them that you think the shiny ones are worth more than the dirty or worn ones.
  4. Finally, ask them how they know they all have the same value. Answers may vary, but make them understand that they are “all coins of the same value” and that each one has the value of a dime”.
  5. Give each child a coin to hold. Just as all of these coins are identical, we as people, as human beings, as God’s creation, are identical in the eyes of God.