Spare Change - FamilyEducation

Spare Change

Teach your child about money with this fun and easy game using spare change.

Teach your child about money with this fun and easy Spare Change game.

Time

  • 15 to 20 minutes

Materials

  • Pennies, nickels and dimes
  • Pair of dice

Directions

  1. By using spare change, you can foster money awareness as well as concentration. Take turns rolling one die.
  2. With each roll, a player collects the number of pennies that they rolled on the die.
  3. As 5 pennies are collected, the player can turn them in for a nickel. Nickels are turned into dimes, etc.
  4. The player reaching a predetermined amount first wins.

Extensions

  • With an older child, increase the total amount needed to win.
  • Add quarters and dollar bills to the mix.

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