Four coins showing year of the coin

Year Of The Coin

Revealing get-to-know-you exercise using a common prop.

  • Simple
  • Quick
  • Many variations
  • Invites reflection
  • Virtual option


Step-by-Step Instructions

How To Play Narrative

Practical Leadership Tips

Social-Emotional Learning

Health & Wellness Programming

Popular Variations

Virtual Adaptation

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Comments (1)

  1. Anna Doroshaw

    I used this activity in a virtual group. Since not everyone had easy access to coins, I had a stack of coins and gave everyone a year to work with.

    As an alternative, I had everyone pick a year between their birth and present day. Then they proceeded to follow the regular instructions to tell a story about something they experienced or remembered about that year.

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