Play Pennies, Dimes, Dollar!
In first and second grade, kids spend a lot of time learning to count and use money. Don’t be surprised if it doesn’t quite “gel” for your child for several years. Our money system really doesn’t make much sense until kids are fully comfortable with quite a few fundamental math concepts, including the 1 to 100 number line and place value (tens, hundreds, and so forth). Here’s a cute coin counting game for first and second graders that helps move that process along.
What You Need:
- Pile of pennies, at least 200 if you have 2 players
- Pile of dimes, at least 20 if you have 2 players
- One die
- Pencil and sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" paper for each player