prince & co.: The Trading Game: Money Style.Race to a Quarter. This game is VERY simple but powerful for the kids because it helps them to make those connections that 5 pennies = 1 nickel, 2 nickels = 1 dime, etc.
Activity Mom found this money activity to help kids understand coin value. I'm not sure who created it? If you know, give a shout out! Kids add up coins to reach one dollar in this math game, great for visual learners.- could I make an Aussie version?
But the best idea I saw all day was a way to help kids understand coin values. You can use unifix cubes and a hundreds board to really drive home the understanding that different coins have different values. What a great idea!
This is a quick and easy tip to save you a TON of time in your art center. Instead of pouring the paint into a cup, put a baggie in the cup first. When you need to clean the paint, just throw away the baggies and you are done!