Sunday, November 28, 2010

Money Honey

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Here are a few money games  I made over the break. I’m hoping these will help my students become proficient  in terms of counting a collection of coins and identifying them.

Bank on It

In the game below, the students roll a regular dot die. They cover up the coin on their mat which corresponds to the number they rolled. The first person to fill their bank wins. Your more advanced students could count all the money in their bank at the end of the game. You could use counters or plastic coins to cover the coins on the banking mat.




Click here to download Bank on It


Count Your Money Honey

In this game the teacher can decide which coin you would like students to work with (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, or a combination). You will have to assemble the dice and they are provided in the download. I forgot to take a picture of them. You will also need to make the regular number die (included also)

First the student rolls the number die, then they roll the coin die and take that many coins. (Ex. if they roll a five and a nickel, they have to take five nickels.)

The coins are placed on the counting tray. Make enough counting trays for the number of students playing.  After the student counts their money, they fill in the amount for their first roll (I’m laminating the counting trays and the students will use a dry erase marker). They keep rolling and counting for nine more times. This games could be played with a small group of three to four students or alone. There is no winner or looser, just the satisfaction of counting money.



Click here to download Count Your Money Honey



Nickel Piggy Bank

This game is played with a regular dot or number die. The student rolls and takes that many pennies( they must start with pennies first, even if they roll a six). Each time they collect five pennies they can trade them for a nickel. Students keep rolling and trading until they fill up the Nickel Gameboard. The winner is the person who fills up their board first. At the end they can count all of their nickels. I will use plastic pennies and nickels.



Click here to download Nickel Piggy Bank


I have also created Dime and Quarter Piggy Bank. I will up load those later in the week. If you use these, I would love to hear feedback.

For all of these games you can use  counters, beans or plastic coins.


  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these math activities!!!! You Rock!

  2. Love these math activities...they're great for math tubs...or small group instruction...thanks for sharing!

  3. Great ideas! Can't wait to try them out...thanks for sharing!

  4. LOVE THESE!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  5. Great ideas! Kids always struggle with money.
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  6. I am so excited to play these games with my K class! They love games, and these are perfect for our math tubs after we work on them together as a class! Love it!

  7. My kids loved the pretty pig....I loved that they were practing their math!

  8. Your site is amazing! Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to use some of these games this year and make more for next year! You have talent!


  9. I like that these games are so sequential and don't throw too much stuff at kids all at once! Thanks for posting these! I will think of your generosity every time I use them!

  10. Love these activities! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to use them when we start counting money!

  11. Just found your site and I love it! Thanks for sharing all of your hard work!

  12. Just discovered your blog. I LOVE it! I am homeschooling a precocious almost 4 year old who is doing grade one work and reading second grade level. We are doing Singapore Math, but it has become boring and tedious and I have been looking for math games to play with her to practice rote things like mental math. I am going to look for those books you mentioned. Thank you for providing so many free downloads. I really appreciate it! Julie from

  13. Awesome ideas! Can't wait to use them with my little guys! Thanks!

  14. awesome ideas!!

  15. These are GREAT money activities! Thanks for sharing!!!

  16. This is an awesome website. Thank you so much for sharing these fabulous ideas. I was wondering if you have a quarter die. I was able to download and print the nickle, penny, and dime dice.

    Thanks again and you are an angel.

  17. Thanks for the activities. Used them for a math resource file I'm working on. =)

  18. Once again thank you for your time and generosity. You make learning fun.

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  33. Really a nice game. Thanks for sharing. People like to play online money games and also the trend is increasing for the past few years. Share the interesting games like this if anyone knows.


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