The first penny was designed by Benjamin Franklin in the 1780s, but didn’t feature Abraham Lincoln’s profile until 1909.
Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, an eventologist, came up with this weird holiday in 1995. The date February 12 was chosen because that is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
Koopersmith’s reasoning for creating Lost Penny Day was to help people understand that petty cash – loose change, one dollar bills, and even five dollar bills, can make a significant difference.
So as you search for lost pennies today, you may end up finding more than you think you will! Not just money, but other things you may have lost.
So go dig through those couch cushions and check your car’s seats. You could also get your kids involved and challenge them to find the most amount of money! Then add it all up and discuss what it could be used for.
Ideas for National Lost Penny Day
Other than going digging for lost pennies, here are some ways you can fully understand just how quickly spare change adds up!
Looking for some printable counting pennies worksheets for your young mathematician on National Lost Penny Day? These simple worksheets will definitely help you teach the value of a penny! They are appropriate for any grade level learning or reviewing the value of American coins.
Free penny savings challenge where you can save over 600 dollars in one year just by savings pennies a day. Great way to teach kids how to save money and see it really add up. Get started on National Lost Penny Day. Shows you how much you’ll save with just a penny or a dime each day!
It's National Lost Penny Day, and you should use it to start your one-year Penny Challenge printable set to save almost $700 in just pennies alone. This is a challenge that is set up for everyone to experience success in savings.
The 365 Day Penny Challenge Reversed is the easiest money-saving challenge out there. Did you know that saving your spare change every single day, can add up to hundreds of dollars by the end of the year? Use National Lost Penny Day and this easy Penny Challenge Chart Printable to help you get started!