We are having a buy one/get one Book Fair at our school this Spring. Sometimes that's a hard concept for students to grasp, so this is a great way for them to practice matching money amounts - from Kindergarten to Fifth!
It includes four different activities, so you can differentiate how you need to for each group:
Game One: Print and laminate one set of cards and tape or hide around the room. Students use the recording sheet and write down the letter of the card with the matching price.
Game Two: Print two copies of each page of cards (creating two sets). Hand out all cards to students who then need to find their matching card/price. (Only print as many as you need- there are 32 total cards. If you only have 20 students, only print the first 20 cards, for example).
Game Three: Print two sets of cards (like Game Two). Students play a concentration game matching up the prices (like Game Two: only print as many as you need and their duplicates – a 64 card game is not unreasonable – and a lot of fun – but may not be appropriate for your room/space/students!).
Game Four (Challenge): Print two sets of cards. Tape to the back of students without them knowing what their card amount is. Students must then go around and try to figure out their price by asking students questions, then try to find their “match.” Talk with students first about the type of questions they can ask each other (and it cannot be “How much am I?”)
Sample questions: “Am I under $5?”
“Do I have change in my amount?”
“Is my amount greater than $1.99?”
I plan on doing this in my library, but this is certainly appropriate for a classroom as well! :)