ED has been working on coins this fall. She’s doing pretty well and I thought I’d combine her growing coin-counting abilities with her love of Minecraft. In fact, this past weekend she did her very first sewing project on her own using the sewing machine — the creeper which is in the photo below!
Just print out the printable below on cardstock and place a paper clip on top. Fasten it down with a brad. I usually put a piece of tape on the back to help keep the brad up.
I brought out our big batch of coins for this activity and have her grab coins out of the bowl to help her count as we play.
Here are a couple of games we played:
Game One: Lowest Price Wins
Player One: Spin the spinner 5 times and add up the coins.
Player Two: Spin the spinner 5 times and add up the coins.
The player with the lowest amount gets to buy the creeper!
Game Two: Who can get closest to $1.00?
Players take turns spinning the spinner and adding up the coins. Keep track of how much you have. The player that can get closest to one dollar wins the game!
Minecraft Money Game: A game for practicing counting coins
Somehow I didn’t get any pictures of those games in action, but I think you get the idea!
With younger kids you could use this spinner with the pig sheet, Bank On It or the 4 In a Row sheets, that I talked about last year. Just have them spin the spinner and place a coin on the pig to fill up their piggy bank! You can click on the photo or this link to see last year’s post Coins, Coins, Coins! to see what we did last year as ED was first starting to work with coins.
We played the games above earlier today — and even DD came in to join us! And even though the piggy bank game was on the easy side, ED enjoyed playing that as well.
You may be interested in these math posts:
- Coins, Coins, Coins
- Addition Games; Place Value Activities
- Free Montessori Style Addition Pages with Regrouping
- Telling Time Practice Sheets — Kitty Clocks