Counting Money Games
US and UK coins

Welcome to the Math Salamanders Counting Money Games for Kids.

Here you will find a wide range of free Money Games to help you count a range of US and UK coins.

How to Print or Save these sheets

  • Follow the 3 easy steps below to get your worksheets printed out perfectly!
how to print information image worksheet
how to print information image magnifier
how to print information image printer
Step 1

Click it.

Step 2

Magnify it
(if needed).

Step 3

Print it!

Need further help? Use our How to Print Support Page

How to Print or Save these sheets

how to print information image printer

Need help with printing or saving?
Follow these 3 easy steps to get your worksheets printed out perfectly!

Math Salamander small logo

Counting Money Games

Using games is a great way to learn Math facts and develop mental calculation skills in a fun and easy way.

Children will pick up a whole range of skills through playing games naturally and informally.

Encouraging your child to play math games and puzzles like sodoku and chess will also help develop their logical reasoning.

Using these math games below will help your child to develop their Math fact skills as well as their strategic thinking and memory skills.

Both US and UK coins are supported on this page.

Using these games will help your child to:

  • Add up different amounts of money in coins;
  • Develop their problem solving and memory.

Pairs - Counting money game

Pairs is a simple yet fun game to play which helps to develop children's memory skills.

There are lots of special squares which may mean you get a penalty or a bonus depending on the color you land on.

PAIRS

Grade: 1st Grade and up
Number of players: 2-3.
Learning: Adding up different amounts of money
Resources: for this game you will need a set of printable money flashcards at an appropriate level for your child.
Instructions:

- Place all the flashcards face down on the table or surface.

- Take turns to pick up any 2 flashcards.

- If the total of the coins on the flashcards matches the amount of money then you have made a 'pair'. Take both cards.

- If you do not make a pair, then turn both cards back over again.

- Play then passes to the next player.

Optional rule: if you made a 'pair' then you take another turn.

Who am I? Counting Money Game

Who am I? is a simple money counting game to play which involves using the printable money flashcards.

WHO AM I?

Grade: 1st Grade and upwards
Number of players: 2-4
Learning: Adding several small numbers together from 1 to 6.
Resources: for this game you will need a set of printable money flashcards at an appropriate level for your child.
Instructions:

- Choose 8 of the printable money flashcards and put them out face up in front of both players.

- The Chooser chooses one of the flashcards.

- The Guesser then asks a series of "yes" and "no" questions to try to find which of the flashcards has been chosen.

Example: "Do you have more than 50¢?", "Are there any nickels on the card?" etc.

- Once the Guesser thinks they know the card, they can tell the Chooser which the card is. If they are correct they swap over.

Optional Rules

- The Guesser can only ask 5 questions.

- The Chooser scores 1 point if they guess correctly first time.

- The Guesser scores 1 point if the Chooser guesses wrong.

Variations

- To make the game easier, choose fewer than 8 coin flashcards.

- To make the game harder, choose more than 8 flashcards.

Dominoes Counting Money Game

Dominoes are another fun way to learn your Math facts.

These money dominoes can be used in several different ways.

Game 1) SOLITAIRE

Grade: 1st to 3rd Grade
Number of players: 1
Learning: counting different money amounts.
Resources: printable money dominoes (see below)
Instructions:

- Take all the dominoes and muddle them up.

- The challenge is to put the dominoes end-to-end so that the amount on the coins matches the amount of money written in numbers on the dominoes.

- See how fast you can put all the dominoes together.

Game 2) DOMINO MONEY GAME

Grade: 1st to 3rd Grade
Number of players: 2-4
Learning: counting different money amounts.
Resources: printable money dominoes (see below)
Instructions:

- Deal the dominoes out.

- One player starts by placing a domino on the table.

- The next player then has to place a domino that matches either the amount on the coins or the amount of money written in numbers on the dominoes.

- If a player cannot go, then they miss their turn.

- The first player to place all their dominoes is the winner.

Which 3 Coins? Counting Money Game

This game requires very little effort to set up, and can be played anywhere.

It can be played with any number of people from 2 upwards.

WHICH 3 COINS?

Grade: 1st Grade and upwards
Number of players: 2+
Learning: adding up different coins, predicting coin amounts, thinking and reasoning skills.
Resources: none
Instructions:

- The Chooser chooses 3 coins and places them in his/her pocket.

- The Guessers (everyone else) then has to ask "yes" or "no" questions about how much money the Chooser has, in order to work out the coins that are in the Chooser's pocket.

Example: "Do you have more than 20¢?", "Are any of the coins copper coloured?".

- When a Guesser thinks they know what the coins are, they can tell the Chooser. If they are correct, they get to be the next Chooser.

Optional Rules :

- Each Guesser is only allowed one guess.

- The Guessers are only allowed a total of 5 questions.

Variations:

- Easier game - Chooser chooses 2 coins.

- Harder game - Chooser chooses 4 coins.

Guess the Coins Money Game

This game is a 'Guess Who' type game involving money.

You have to ask some good questions and be the first person to guess which set of coins your opponent has chosen.

GUESS THE COINS?

Grade: 1st grade and up

Number of players: 2

Learning: counting money, asking good questions

Resources:

-For this game, you will need to print the Guess the Coins game board and each player will need a questions board as well.

- You will also need a pencil for each player.

Race to $1 (and £1)

This board game involves counting money amounts up to $1 (or £1).

RACE TO $1 (and £1)

Grade: 2nd grade (Year 3) and up

Number of players: 2-4

Learning: counting small amounts of money up to $1

Resources:

-For this game, you will need to print the game board and each player will need a money board

- You will also need a dice and also a pencil and counter for each player.

First to $5 (and £5)

This board game involves counting money amounts up to $5 (or £5).

FIRST TO $5 (and £5)

Grade: 3rd grade (Year 4) and up

Number of players: 2-4

Learning: adding amounts of money up to $5

Instructions:

-For this game, you will need to print the game board and each player will need a balance sheet.

- You will also need a dice and also a pencil and counter for each player.

Money Card Trick

This card trick is a great 'magic' trick to play on friends and family.

MONEY CARD TRICK

Grade: 2nd Grade and upwards
Number of players: n/a
Learning: counting up money amounts.
Instructions:

- For this money trick you will need 21 of the printable money flashcards.

- Ask your partner to choose one of the flashcards without telling you.

- Get them to write down the total of the coins somewhere secret.

- Now get them to watch you closely as you deal all the flashcards ,one at a time, into 3 piles face up.

- They need to tell you which pile their flashcard is in.

- You need to collect the 3 piles of flashcards up with the pile that they have indicated in the middle!

- Repeat this again, dealing the flashcards into 3 piles.

- They need to tell you the pile their flashcard is in.

- Collect all the piles together with the selected pile in the middle.

- Repeat this one more time (so that you have done this a total of 3 times).

- Now look through your pile of 21 flashcards, appearing to study them carefully.

- The flashcard that they chose will be the 11th one!

- Tell them the amount of money on the flashcard and watch for their amazement!

More Recommended Math Worksheets

Take a look at some more of our worksheets similar to these.

First Grade Money Worksheets

Here you will find a range of free printable First Grade Money Worksheets.

The following worksheets involve counting different amounts of money in pennies, nickels and dimes.

Using these first grade math worksheets will help your child to:

  • learn the names and values of the US coins;
  • learn to count up different amounts of money to $1 in coins.

2nd Grade Money Worksheets

Here you will find a range of free printable Second Grade Money Worksheets.

The following worksheets involve counting different amounts of money in pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.

There is a wider range of free money worksheets at the 2nd Grade Math Salamanders (see below). These sheets will open in a new tab.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • learn the names and values of the US coins;
  • learn to count up different amounts of money to $1 in coins.
  • learn to count up to $10 in coins and dollar bills.

All the free Second Grade Math Worksheets in this section are informed by the Elementary Math Benchmarks for 2nd Grade.

Money Worksheets

Counting Money Worksheets (UK Coins)

Here you will find a selection of Counting Money sheets designed to help your child count different amounts of money using UK coins.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • rcount by a range of coins up to £5;
  • add up different UK coins.

Money Riddles

Using puzzles is a great way to get children to learn about money in a fun and interesting way, and apply their counting money knowledge.

Using these money riddles will help your child to develop their money skills and their problem solving skills at the same time.

There are a range of sheets suitable for a range of abilities.

Kindergarten Recognising coins

If the games on this page are too challenging, or if you are looking for something easier, try these kindergarten money worksheets.

These kindergarten worksheets are all about recognising and counting coins: pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.

 

 

Math-Salamanders.com

Math Salamanders Main Logo

The Math Salamanders hope you enjoy using these free printable Math worksheets and all our other Math games and resources.

We welcome any comments about our site or worksheets on the Facebook comments box at the bottom of every page.

New! Comments

Have your say about the Math resources on this page! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Math Salamanders Copyright Information.

Search Math Salamanders

Looking for something...
Search here!


Math Salamanders Shop

math salamanders shop logo

Looking for some fun printable math games?

We have some great games for you to play in our Math Games e-books!

Some of our TOP pages!

Have a look at some of our most popular pages to see different Math activities and ideas you could use with your child


Quadra Salamander

Quadra the Operation Salamander says "Hi!"

SBI -

Looking for a new direction in your life in 2018?

Got a hobby or passion you want to share?

Create your own business from the comfort of your home...

Expand your horizons with SBI!

Solo Build It!

I used this to develop my site in 2010, and have never looked back!

Click here for my story!

Support Us

If you are a regular user of our site and appreciate what we do, please consider making a small donation to help us with our costs.

Get a free sample copy of our Math Salamanders Dice Games book with each donation!

Printable Math Ceritificates

Looking for some cool math certificates to hand out?

A certificate is a great way to praise achievement in math learning.

Check out our printable math certificate collection!

printable math certificates image