Put a little fun in the practice routine! Here is a money game that is terrific as individual practice, a partner game, or in a small group. "Piggy Banks" has been enjoyed by 1st and 2nd graders and given enthusiastic reviews!
Children play on their own or with a partner by placing coin cards face down on their piggy banks. As the cards are turned over one at a time, each student identifies the coins and calculates the total value of the coins. When playing with more than 1, the student with the greatest total value after everyone has revealed their cards collects the coin cards from his opponents and wins that round.
This activity includes reproducible Piggy Banks with either 3 or 5 coins, coin cards (with photographs of REAL coins) and a large easy to read directions cards so students can work independently while in a center or small group. Coin cards include quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies so the teacher may choose the appropriate coins for each skill level.
Piggy Banks, created by Terry Palmieri, is easy to create. Simply reproduce on heavy paper or construction paper, laminate if desired, and cut apart. Children will love this exciting means of learning to identify and count coins!