Sunday, October 14, 2012

Counting Money

Recently we went on a road trip & a few of my ideas for keeping the kids busy in the car included cookie sheets from the dollar store & as many magnetic games/things I could reasonably bring with us. The dollar store had magnetic coins & bills! I thought, "what a great find," and at a fabulous price. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but I thought for sure the kids would enjoy them. I ended up making worksheets for each of my kids at their math level.

Magnetic coins from the Dollar Tree
Magnetic dollars also from Dollar Tree.

Princess K doesn't fully understand counting money yet. But, pennies are easy since they are counting by 1's. This worksheet you simply place a penny in each circle.
Click here to download the Counting Pennies worksheets.

Mr. T is working on counting coins & bills to make certain amounts of money, so his worksheets focused on that concept.
Click here to download the Counting Money worksheets.

Capt. N can count money just fine, but needs practice counting back change. On his worksheets, the price tag shows how much the item costs. The green bills are the ones the customer used to pay. Capt. N's job is to count out the change that should be given back to the customer.
Click here to download the Making Change worksheets.

The kids didn't end up using these worksheets a ton on the road trip, but I'm pretty sure they did enjoy them. So, I will get them out for them occasionally. I still think the magnetic money is awesome!

I'm sharing this post with Mom's Library.


  1. Love those dollar magnets! What a great activity to practice counting money. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

  2. What an awesome find! Wish I had a Dollar Tree around here. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!


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