Counting Coins Money Activities

Preview: Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.

Counting money is an important and life long skill, but often a tricky one for kids in first and second grade. Identifying the coins, remembering the different amounts, skip counting by different numbers, different ways to make the same numbers....there are so many steps to get caught up on and practice is key! That's why I created these counting coins money activities - to allow for lots of practice, but fun practice that is mostly games. 

These activities are a lot of games that can be used during math centers or stations, small group lessons, whole class activities, or even one on one with students who could benefit from extra practice.

Check out what's included:

Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.


Race for a Dollar

In this game, students use a dice (paper one provided or use your own) to practice adding money.  As they roll the dice, they add that much money to the board.  They can trade pennies in for nickels, nickels in for dimes and so forth.  The first student to get to a dollar is the winner.
Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.


Pet Shop Math

In this activity, students use a picture of a pet shop with price tags to answer questions on task cards.  There are two different sets of task cards to differentiate in your class. This is the more challenging set where students have to think about how much more money they would need or how much change they would get back.
Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.

This is the easier set of task cards.  They use the same picture, but students need to use money (printable coins included or use plastic or even real money) to show how much each animal costs. 
Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.

Count the Room

Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.

This is designed to be a read/write the room activity where students are up and moving around the room.  It includes 30 signs with labels for common items found in a classroom (desk, table, door, bookshelf, etc.)  Each sign also has a different amount of coins.  Students have to find the various cards, count the coins and write the total on their recording sheet.  
Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.

Money Compare (aka Money War)

This game is played just like the traditional version of war (sometimes called compare) where each student has a stack of cards, they flip one over and the person with the higher amount keeps the cards.  The only difference is there are coins on the card that they have to count first.  It comes with 54 cards.  


*You'll notice there are directions in this picture...every center includes printable directions for the students to be able to use which makes them perfect for a center where they are working independently. 

Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.

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Money Memory Game

This card game includes cards with coins on it and a matching set that has the amount written in numbers.  Students can play memory or Go Fish with these to try to find matches.

Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.

Money Puzzles

Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.

These puzzles have 4 pieces that need to be matched up.  Each piece will include a different way to make the same amount of money.


Quarters Galore Board Game

In this game, students try to be the first player to earn $5 by moving around the game board while earning and spending quarters. Printable dice, money and playing pieces are included but you can add your own if you'd prefer. 
Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.

Math Journal

The math journal includes 4 different flip pages that can be used in an interactive notebook or as a reference page for your students.  Here is a few of the pages in action.

Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.

Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.

Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.

Eight counting coins activities to make teaching money more fun! Includes lots of games that are perfect for math stations, centers, small group, and more. Created with 2nd grade standards in mind.


Buying Counting Coins Money Activities

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6 comments

  1. Can't see how to enter the rafflecopter...no entry spots. Love your interactive notebook pages for money! tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  2. What a great product! Thank you so much for participating. 😃

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  3. I love all of these games! My students love count the room activities because it keeps them moving! :)

    Neat Sweet & Hard to Beat

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  4. You have got it covered! This is great!

    Stacy
    Made with Love

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  5. My students would just die over that pet shop money game!! What a cute pack, you can never get too much practice on counting money :)

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