Penny Rubbing


Penny Rubbing

In this art-related activity, learners make a coin rubbing—a process similar to what archeologists may do with ancient artifacts. This activity can be used in connection with a history or art lesson. In the Did You Know section, learners find out that Benjamin Franklin suggested the design for the first penny.

Materials List:

  • One penny

  • One nickel

  • One dime

  • One quarter

  • Coins from other countries, if you have them

  • Pencil

  • Thin white paper



Topics: Mathematics, Science as a Career

Grade Level: Grades 1 - 5

Activity Type: Arts/Crafts