Scoot This money activity gets your kids up and moving. Begin by printing these SCOOT CARDS in color, laminating and cutting apart. Then, copy a SCOOT RECORDING PAGE for each student. Place a card at each student’s seat. The students solve their problem, record the answer and wait for you to say “Scoot!” All of the students then rotate to the next spot. Continue until students have gone to each spot.
Stamp it Out Fold a sheet of white paper into fourths. Write an amount on each square. Students must use money stamps to create each amount.
Race to $1.00 Pairs or groups of three students need to dice. The first student rolls the dice and takes that amount of money. For example, if a student rolls 11, he or she takes 11¢. Students continue taking turns. On each roll, students add to their collection. When they can, they trade up coins. If the student who rolled 11¢ rolls 12 next, the student would have two dimes and three pennies. The goal of the game is to get 4 quarters.
Pay to Leave Put a cup of coins in the center of each table/group in your classroom. When it is time to line up, give students an amount. Each student must count out that amount to “pay” to leave the classroom.
Grab & Count Put an assortment of coins in a small bucket or cup. Students grab a small handful of coins. They must draw their coins and then find the value.
You will find other counting money activities and printables here: Counting Money Activities
You will find cards to be used for games such as memory and go fish here: Counting Coins Card Games
You will find printable counting money worksheets here: Counting Coins Practice Sheets
You will find problem solving with money pages here: Problem Solving