Nothing makes us happier than when we can find ways to include our preschooler and our homeschooled elementary school daughter in the same activity. We created a hands on math game that they both love to play!
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All you need for this math activity is a plastic piggy bank and toy coins! You could use real coins too. Whether you have a few siblings that you homeschool together or you are a classroom teacher trying to differentiate learning for an entire classroom of students, this is the perfect math game to teach kids how to count change!
We would say a number and ask our preschooler to put that many coins in the bank. He was working on one to one ratio while counting and fine motor skills as he put the money in the bank. We also discussed the names of the coins he selected but at this point he only identifies a penny.
Next our older daughter would empty the bank and count the change. She knows the coins and their value so she was working on her academic level to total the amount of money. They were both so happy to play together, too!
More Toy Money Activities for Kids:
Coin Preschool Letter Worksheets from Learning 2 Walk
Counting with Gold Coins from Line Upon Line Learning
Money Grid Game from School Time Snippets
Gold in the Rainbow Discovery Bin from Play & Learn Everyday
Fill the Piggy Bank - A Money Game for Kids from The Kindergarten Connection
Teaching Kids How to Count Change with Money from Sugar Aunts
Design a Coin from Schooling a Monkey
Coin Flip Ten Frame Activity from Lalymom
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