Money was invented more than 5000 years ago in the ancient civilisation of Mesopotamia which is now modern Syria, Iraq, Kuwait and Turkey. Before the introduction of a common currency, people bartered for goods and services. It wasn't until 500 to 600 BC that metal coins, mainly silver and gold, were issued.

This creative design challenge is fun printable worksheet set to encourage young children and students to find out about the history of money. Let's start!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils

In this activity, your child have an opportunity to learn about the basic history of money and design their own currency.

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn to appreciate the historical significance of money and how it continues to be part of almost every single aspect of our lives.
  • Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by designing, colouring and adding different ideas to their own coins and paper money bills.

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How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about the history of money. Here's an interesting video about the evolution of money, from the days of barter trading to cryptocurrency:

Here's a video about how the value of paper money is determined in America:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 1 printable worksheet with different sizes of coin shapes and paper notes for your child to draw their own type of money.


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