A Game to Teach your Kids about Money

Coins and their value

Kids recognize coins as flat, round pieces of metal with an official stamp which is used for money. They understand that the different coins have different values. In early elementary school they learn about the coins and their values.

US coins

Penny: a one-cent coin equal to one-hundredth of a dollar.

Nickel: a coin worth five cents.

Dime: a coin worth ten cents.

Quarter: a coin worth 25 cents.

Money game

Playing money games at home, not only teach your kids about the value of money, but also number sense and math concepts they learn at school.

This is a good game to play with the whole family.

Items you need for the game:

Dice

Coins: pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.

Instructions:

Have each player roll the dice and say the number. Then give the player the number of pennies.

When a player gets five pennies, replace the pennies with a nickel. When the player gets to ten pennies, or a nickel and five pennies, replace them with a dime. Similarly when the value gets to 25, give the player a quarter.

The first player to reach 50 cents wins.

Match coins and their value worksheets for kindergarten

In our kindergarten math section, we have worksheets for young students to practice matching coins to their values.

Kindergarten coins and their values worksheets

Grade 1 names and values of coins

Students gain further practice on coin names and their values in our grade 1 money section.

Grade 1 names and values of coins worksheets