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Did you realize that February 12th is known as Lost Penny Day? Neither did I, but when I heard about it, it brought some things to mind.
Pennies have been around since 1787, and while they don't have much value now, a bunch of them together can add up!
There is a trend out there to do away with cash and change. That makes me kind of sad. What will become of the joy of piggy banks? Pulling coins out of my purse and handing them to my grandkids for their banks is always so much fun for them and for me. What will the Tooth Fairy put under pillows in exchange for lost teeth? How will gumballs come out of a gumball machine? I have many memories associated with pennies and other coins.
So, I'm glad that there is a penny day. And to celebrate it, I have a game that I learned long ago from my friend Elizabeth. It is based on the book, The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis. It is the story of a little boy whose great-great aunt is 100 years old. She has a box that contains a penny from each year of her life. Although her memory fades in her old age, the memories in the box mean a lot to her and to her young nephew.
Here is how the game goes:
The Penny Game would be great to play for many occasions! Here are my ideas:
Have some fun on Lost Penny Day! Let me know if you get a chance to play the Penny Game!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!