Kindergarten Money Activities


Money is a necessary life skill and these kindergarten money activities will make teaching money easier!  We all like money.  We all spend it.  So it’s a MUST teach skill in our classrooms.  And because it’s so tangible for our students, the engagement happens naturally.  And it’s money, so it’s fun.  We use our Math It Up: Money creation for our money lessons and activities in our classroom.

For our money unit, each child creates a money journal.  This is where they do their independent work following our whole group mini-lessons.  This money journal is very much like our research journals for our TKS Research Projects, which the students obsess over!  So it made sense to do a money journal as well!

kindergarten money activities

Kindergarten Money Activities

We start off the money lessons by reading Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday, and talk about all the reasons we need money!

Please note that we need money “to pay taxes!”   KIDS ya’ll!

For each coin, we do a circle chart or anchor chart to identify the name and value of the coin as well as other attributes of the coins.

kindergarten math worksheets for money

Another kindergarten money activity is to make this money anchor chart. We identify the coin, and the value! After we complete the whole group lesson, students complete their own money tree!

Kindergarten Money Activities: Independent Work

Students also do independent work with sorting coins and coloring coins and coin values.

Kindergarten Money Lesson: Coin Game

In this game we are using the large coin cutouts from our Math It Up! resource. I say a coin name or coin value and students hold up the correct coin!

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