If you’re traveling with a preschooler, look no further than the pennies in your wallet for heaps of entertainment. Travis and I had fun with a few variations on penny games over a recent weekend away!
For the first, place a plastic bowl on the floor. Challenge your child to see if they can get all the pennies in the bowl dropping them from a height.
We liked seeing how high we could go – from all the way over our head?
Travis decided it worked best from forehead height!
Next we placed a penny under a piece of paper, and traced over it to reveal Abraham Lincoln.
Get silly and add a little hat and body!
Finally, we played a guessing game: If we tossed our whole handful of pennies, would there be more heads or tails?
This was Travis’s favorite of the games. We played a few rounds and counted them up each time. If you want to be more statistcal about it, make a chart and see how many times you’re right out of 10 tosses (or more!)
How else could you play with pennies on a trip? Please share in the comments!