Lesson Plan

Artist’s Challenge Coins

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This Artist’s Challenge Coins lesson plan also includes:

Make 'em, trade 'em, share 'em. Kids create artist's challenge coins to celebrate personal achievements, as mementos, or as encouragement. Originally designed for service personnel, these coins are a great way to recognize achievement.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Collect a coin from each class member, frame the coins in a shadowbox, and mount the display in the classroom
  • Watch the video first to determine if it is appropriate for your classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • The third in a series of 32 art activities designed for special education classrooms but appropriate for all learners
  • The project requires the purchase of the materials needed
  • Although designed for instructors, the video could also be shared with class members
  • The resource packet includes background information about challenge coins, a materials list, illustrated directions, and images of coins
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