Looking for money games for kids? This set of 12 free games is perfect for helping kids of all levels learn to count coins.
This week, we’re counting coins. And you get twelve free games in the pack!
All the games follow the same pattern, but they get progressively harder. The first game is quite simple. Put your playing piece on any pig. Then move around the board using a die. When you land on a pig, name the coin and find the matching one on your board. Color or cover it. When you have four in a row, the game is over. Do-a-dot markers are perfect for this!
This was the perfect starting point for my Five, who doesn’t know the names of all the coins yet. Since the game is in black and white, he had to look really closely at the faces on the coins instead of relying on the color difference between dimes and pennies.
We skipped to the third game, where he had to count pennies and mark their value. Easy peasy.
After that, we moved to Game 4. He counted by tens and marked the value of the dimes. Counting by tens is something he’s picked up somewhat naturally, but he doesn’t recognize many numbers past 20. So this was good practice for him.
My Six (going into first grade) started with Game 2. In this game, children identify each of the four coins and mark their value. He was able to pick up on this pretty quickly.
He also played the game where he had to count the value of quarters. This frustrated him, as he couldn’t quickly add 25’s to each other to get the values. I tried to help him see that you can just memorize how to count by 25’s. “25, 50, 75, 100.” This one is our little perfectionist who also wants to understand exactly how everything works, so there were some tears.
But we got through it.
My Eight, who just finished second grade, wanted to play the harder versions, so we started with the toughest of all, Game 12. She was able to count groups of quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. It gave her a nice review.
Here’s a rundown of all twelve games:
- Match coins by their faces
- Match single coins to their value
- Count pennies
- Count dimes
- Count nickels
- Count quarters
- Count dimes and pennies
- Count nickels and pennies
- Count quarters and pennies
- Count dimes, nickels and pennies
- Count quarters, dimes, and nickels
- Count quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies
P.S. Due to popular requests, I’ve added games for my Canadian and Australian readers as well!
I have entered my email several times and waited adn waited but no email has been sent with the free resources. Any help is appreciated!
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Hi Haley! It looks like that email containing the coin counting games was sent out to you, but that it was delayed a little bit. Please let me know if you never saw that come through. You may need to check your spam folder just in case!
I’m having trouble getting the free coin resources. Please let me know if the link for American coins is still available for access.
This is Kate, Anna’s assistant. Yes, the link still works. I just tested it. 🙂 Please be sure your ad blocker is turned off (and then refresh your page) so the green box is clickable. You’ll enter your email address and check your email for the file. Thanks for trying these steps!
I have been trying to use some of your wonderful resources, but the “click here” buttons won’t work for me. Any idea what the issue is or how I’d fix?
This is Kate, Anna’s assistant. Please be sure your ad blocker is turned off, and then the “click here” box should work for you. If you still have trouble, try using a different browser, such as Google Chrome. Thanks!
Thanks for responding. Unfortunately, your suggestions didn’t work for me.
Hi. These games are awesome! Just thought I’d let you know that Game 2 of the Australian version has $1.20. I think its supposed to be 2oc. Thanks again. 🙂
Thanks, Kym! It usually takes me a few months to get to edits on my freebies, but I will file this away for when I have time. 🙂
Just wanted to say thank-you for the Canadian version of this game! I’m gathering a few resources to do with my sons over the Summer break.
You’re welcome, Sarah! I’m glad you can use this!
These games look fab! Is there any chance that you could recreate them using british coins? They look like so much fun! Thanks in advance.
I love the idea, but I don’t have any plans to add to this freebie. 🙂
Hi Anna just wondering if you had these games in uk money please
No I’m sorry, I don’t.
I love your games and have the whole set. I was wondering if you would be able to make the money games without the piggy banks. I work at a religious school and cannot use anything that has pigs. My current curriculum doesn’t touch money in 1st grade, and I want to supplement with your games. Thanks for considering.
I’m sorry, Andrea, but I don’t usually have time to change my free printables. Thanks for understanding!
Thank you so very much for making these games in Canadian coins. I am a teacher in the ME tutoring English to refugee kids that are soon to be traveling to Canada. It was awesome to find this free resource. Blessings on you!!!
You’re very welcome, Teresa! I hope you find many helpful resources on my site.
A big thank you for sharing your wonderful resources. I am a teacher in Australia and I have used a number of your resources in my classroom. My students do love using them! Your work is helping my students learn 🙂
Thank you, Frishta – that’s wonderful to hear!
Thank you, was looking for an activity like this one.
You’re welcome, Rosie!
Thank you so much for this free resource! I am student teacher in Southern Ontario, Canada, and am sooooo excited to use this tomorrow with my Grade 1’s. They will be great for practicing skip counting and counting money in general!
With a huge smile,
Yay, I’m glad you found these, Kelly – I hope your students have fun with them1
Thank you sooooo much for including Australian coins! Usually I just skim past printables from US sites that have money as they are not relevant for my homeschooling children- but today I took a closer look and am so excited to see this included!! I will be letting my homeschooling friends know!
Thank you for your ongoing amazing pri tables and ideas!
You’re very welcome, Juana, and I’m so glad you found these!
Thanks so much for the Australian coin games – so helpful in this season. Love your blog – follow it regularly!!
I’m so glad you can use these, Kath!
Thank you for making a set for Canada.
You’re very welcome, Alison!
Thank you for the Australian version….I am from Brisbane Australia….I am signed up to your website. Thank you for time in making this one….
You’re very welcome, Sharyn!
able to do for singapore currency?
If I had clip art – and a large number of people asking – I would consider it. 🙂
So excited to see this with Canadian money! Thank you so much!! It just saved me some time making some practice sheets for my boys 🙂
Yay – so glad you can use these, Stephanie!
Excellent counting money resource and with Canadian coins!! Thank you very much!!
You’re very welcome, Andrea!
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful games! My students enjoy them immensely! xoxo
I’m so glad to hear that, Erin!
Love these games and the different levels, thanks!
You’re very welcome, Heather!
I have been looking for coin games for my 5 year old. We home school. You have some new and different ones. Thanks.
I’m so glad you’re finding things here you can use, Sue!
have you got this in pennies, i am from Uk
Hello! Right now the game has just been made for American money (including the American penny).
I just found all your games!!!! I love that you have made these for independent use and partner AND they are differentiated!!!!!! I am a grade 1 teacher in Canada. I would love to make these with Canadian coins. Would you share your template or do you happen to have a Canadian version?
That would be TERRIFIC! I would love the 12 Money Games using the Canadian coins (penny, nickle, dime and quarter).
I would be more than happy to reimburse you for your time, too!
Thank-you for sharing your ideas 🙂
This is on my long term to do list, Leeanne – I can’t promise it soon as we’re expecting baby #6 this week, but I’ve got it written down. I have the clip art. 🙂
Thanks for your reply and congratulations on your newest upcoming! I look forward to hearing back from you once you are adjusted. Wishing you much joy 😉
My son loves money! This game is a hit with him, and a nice challenge! Keeping the board WHITE makes him really learn those coins! Thanks so much!
You’re very welcome, Ashley!
hey there! love these games; thanks so much! was printing off a few and noticed on game 4 (the dime game) that the 2nd piggy bank on the top row has pennies not dimes. just thought you might want to know. thanks again!
Thanks – fixed it!
I am in South Africa and teaching my teens American GED so needed to start them with the basics! wow thank you so very much for these games I played with them and we had loads of fun!!