Display the image in the sidebar, Nickel, to the class. Tell children that the picture looks like one side of a nickel. You may want to show an actual nickel as well. Then encourage children to make up sentences or stories about the nickel.
Possible student responses
The nickel is gray and round.
The nickel is bigger than a penny and is worth more than a penny.
I can buy something that costs 5 cents with a nickel.
If someone wants to give you a nickel or a penny, take the nickel because it is worth more.