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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...

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A fun game to teach COIN VALUES. Simply roll the dice (once per turn) and take that number of pennies. As often as possible exchange 5 pennies for 1 nickel, 2 nickels for 1 dime, 2 dimes and 1 nickel for 1 qtr., and 4 qtrs. for the $1 bill. The first one to $1 wins the game. Perfect for some Kinders and most 1st graders.

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Exploring Money in Pre-K

Just fell in love with this site. Here are some great Pre-K money activities!

Here's a strategy for helping students find the value of a collection of coins. Includes several practice pages.

Hide inch worms around the room. Instruct students to find them and measure them to the nearest inch. Cute! Even big kids love a scavenger hunt. Free patterns included with blog post description.

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Ideas for Teaching Dollars and Cents

Counting coins, making change, and solving money word problems are all important skills. Here are some ideas to help you teach them!

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Peg-A-Number Fact Game

Peg-a-Number Facts - a fun game for kids to play and learn basic addition and subtraction sums. I've used my own version of this before and found it a great independent activity for students who need more reinforcement of addition or subtraction. I usually give them a number line as support as well.