Friday, May 3, 2013

Money, Money, Money, Money! Plus a Freebie!

We have been practicing counting coins lately and we've had a lot of fun with it!  I whipped up a couple of games because who wants to do tons of boring worksheets to learn how to count money?  No one, that's who.

One game my kids had a lot of fun with involved them using playing cards and money to create different amounts.  On their turn, they flipped over two cards and made a number with it, such as 57.  Then they used coins to figure out how to show that amount in cents.  Such a simple idea for a game, but they were totally into it!

We played a lot more games with coins all week and they are now rockstars at counting money!  I'm so proud!

If you're looking to spice up your money unit with some fun games, you can find this game plus several more, along with recording sheets at TPT.  Just click on the picture below:

I'm giving away part of this packet (a coin value flapbook), too!  Just click on the picture to get it for free!

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