Boy collecting coinsOne way to keep little bodies active and off the couch is to get them searching under the couch—for coins. Encourage your treasure hunters to check under the cushions, on the stairs, in the pencil drawer, and anywhere else, to see if they can find stray pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. 

numismatics: the study or collection of coins, paper currency, and medals

Once they’ve got enough for a collection, check out a new publication called A Kid’s Guide to Collecting Coins, by Arlyn G. Seiber (Krause Publications, 2011; $9.99) to help kids get started on a new hobby.

A Kid's Guide to Collecting Coins


Do your kids have hobbies? What are they?