It’s hard to get young children (and even some older ones!) to understand the concept of money. How much it is worth, what the different values are, even how those values can be exchanged for things is something many children struggle with. That is why money activities for kids will save your day!
These fun money activities for kids will help make that struggle a little easier and a lot more fun! From magic tricks to games to playing with slime, these activities will make learning about dime, nickel, dollar, and others something your kids are excited about. Have fun!
Learning about money is an important life skill, and these money activities will make it a fun one!
Creative and Fun Money Activities for Kids
1. Count and Clean Your Coins, Kiddos
Want a fun science experiment to try with your kids? Help them count their different coins from their cute pig bank and teach them how to clean coins using two simple ingredients with this brainy idea from Kids Activities Blog! Oh how we love piggy banks!
2. Create a Coin Caterpillar and Its Cost
Here’s a fun way to do math games. Your child is going to love creating a coin caterpillar and then figuring out how much he costs! This idea from Miss Kindergarten is so fab!
3. Printable Money Flashcards
With this fun activity by Life Over C’s, your kids will use clothespins to pick the right amount on each money card! Wonderful free resources are available to teach kids about pretend money!
4. Money Eggs Game
Want a cute and fun coins money game? What do $0.89 cents look like? Your kids will have a blast figuring out exactly that with these money eggs game by Teaching with Nancy!
5. Make a Cool Money Slime
Want to give your toddler or younger children a chance to play with money? Make this money slime idea by Still Playing School! You’ll both have a fantastic fun time doing this one.
6. Fun Coin Matching Game
Here’s a cool coin recognition lesson you can do with a 2nd grade kiddo. These coin rubbings are also a matching game! In this game idea by Kids Playbox, your child rubs the coins, then they match the picture to the coin! How fun!
7. Ice Cream Cost Stacking Activity
How much was your ice cream cone? Your little one can stack the scoops in this activity from Step Into Second Grade to know! That’s a fun way to learn about the value of coins!
8. Roll the Dice and Match it with Coins
Rolling the dice isn’t just for board games. This fun money counting game from The Education of Ours is simple: roll the dice, match up the number to coins that add up to that amount. Your little one will surely have fun!
9. DIY Play Money and Cash Register
Give your child play money that feels like the real thing with this DIY money creation activity from Let’s Do Something Crafty. They’ll love their own cash register which you can get from a grocery store, or you can just make one yourself!
10. Pick Up Dollars with Magnet Activity
Your child will be shocked when you show them that dollar bills can be picked up with magnets… and you’ll love watching them figure out why! This is a very fun activity by Kids Activities Blog!
11. Coins and Cups Activity
In this activity by Education, each of these cups is worth the amount that is written on it. Your child puts in as much as they want, and then has to count out the change!
12. Match the Money with the Envelope
Which of these cards match up with the right amount of money on the envelope? Your kids are going to love figuring it out! I really love these money worksheets you can print for free.
13. Money Sorting Activity
Want a fun sensory money experience for your preschooler? Let your kids separate coins onto this money sorting mat from Mrs. Hodge and her Kindergarten Kids! Search for more learning resources for your kids!
14. Sorting Coins and Matching Letter Sounds
Q is for a quarter! This fun money lesson activity by Buggy and Buddy will give your kiddo the fun of sorting coins! Want more? They will love figuring out which letter sounds go with which coin!
15. Make the Penny Boat Float
How many pennies can your little one put in your penny boat before it sinks? Your kids will love finding out the answer in this learning activity by PBS!
16. Learn Decimal Places with Money and Cards
Are you looking for a playful way your preschooler can learn about decimal places? Use cards to help your child learn about them in this learning activity by Deceptively Educational!
17. Play “Buy to the Store” Game
Here’s a fun game from Autism Tank for your kids: these cards are each worth a different amount. Let them sort out the correct change to ‘buy’ each snack!
18. Fun and Free Printable Play Money
Want to teach your kids about money, but not hand them a real one hundred dollar bill? No problem! Print your own money with this fun printable from Kids Activities Blog!
19. Print Your Kid’s First Wallet
This awesome activity from Kids Activities Blog gives your child their own printed wallet that they can store their play money in! They can also count what’s left in there!
20. Buy the Materials You Need for a Snowman
Do your kids want to build a snowman? They’ll have to pay for it in this fun money activity by Teaching Blog Roundup! How much will your snowman cost once you go to the snowman store (unavailable)?
21. Make a Picture Using Coins
This awesome experiment by Creative Family Fun is a cross between science and art. Let your children make a picture with coins and see what happens when it’s left in the sun!
22. Different Ways to Make 25 Cents
How many different ways are there to make twenty-five cents? Your child can figure them out with this fun game from Frugal Fun For Boys!
23. “How Much is in Your Wallet?” Quiz
Use this coin purse to teach your kiddo about word problems as well as counting out coins! Your kid’s critical thinking and Math abilities will be tapped with this fun activity from Education!
24. Perform a Dollar-Bill Magic Trick
Hocus pocus! Your kids will love watching the bills change places with this awesome money magic trick by Kids Activities Blog!
25. “Work For Hire” Post is Up!
Looking for a great way to teach your older children the real value of money? Give them a Work for Hire board and let them earn their wages! What an amazing idea from Home Made by Carmona!
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Which fun money activity are you doing with your kids today?