This coin/money Topit game is played like the “old school” War card game. Usually with 2 players; however, 3 can play too. First, pass ALL of the cards out evenly. Kids will turn one card over at a time. Each player will total the value of the coins on their card. The player with the larger value of coins gets to keep both cards. If the coin values are equal to each other they flip another card over and the player with the largest new coin value keeps all of the cards. The player with the most cards in the end is the winner. (I have my kiddo who has the largest value say “20 cents is greater than 10 cents.” The other kiddo says, “10 cents is less than 20 cents” and then the player with the 20 cents keeps the cards. This is optional, but it adds an oral language piece. You can choose to just use the cards with pennies, nickels, and dimes, or to use all cards including those with quarters, and with larger sums. If you choose to use only half of the cards, you will want to print two copies.
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