I was recently gifted with a genuine brand new $1.00 from the Cayman Islands. Since I am not planning on going to the Cayman Islands any time soon, I thought it would be fun to let the library kids see what it looked like and explore the differences between it and a $1.00 US Bill. Of course, the Cayman dollar holds no value to me, but the US Dollar does, so I only put the Cayman dollar on display. However, most kids are familiar enough with our US Dollar to see the differences.
I used one of our display frames and tied on a magnifying glass. I slipped in the dollar, as well as a short explanation and challenge and simply sat it out on the table in the children’s area. So far, the kids have gotten a big kick out of counting the fish and looking at how pretty the dollar bill is. What are some unusual found objects you have put on display?