Counting coins and face painting are at the heart of this story. The Penny Pot is an ideal read for back-to -school time. You can have students reviewing money skills and reflecting on times they were at a fair or carnival and got their faces painted (super background knowledge opportunity).
I also enjoy the giving component this story demonstrates---"give a penny, take a penny."
The author also offers two pages at the end of the book of enrichment and follow-up ideas for adults and kids.
Ideal read for PK-Grade 3
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