# 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.

## Counting Money Games

#### Pairs - Counting money game

PAIRS

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?

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

Game 1) SOLITAIRE

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

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

WHICH 3 COINS?

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

GUESS THE COINS?

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)

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)

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

MONEY CARD TRICK

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!

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