This game lesson involves counting and making
- Coins: quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies.
In place of the actual coins, you can print coins - using
our printable play money.
- 1 Die
- Game board (see below)
There are two different games that may be
played. Each game is played with two players, or 'partners'.
GAME 1: Race to 25¢
1. Partner one roles a die, places that amount
of money in the Money Rolled box, and adds it to his or her Money
2. Partner one trades coins to show his
or her amount in the lowest possible way, and says “I have ____
3. Partner two checks the total and then takes his
or her turn.
4. Whomever reaches 25¢ first wins.
GAME 2: Going Broke Game
Both partners start with 25¢ on their Money
Partner one rolls the dice. He or she must subtract
that amount of money shown on the die. He or she then must trade coins to subtract
by saying to partner 2, “I would like to trade a quarter for 2
dimes and a nickel.” Partner 2 gives partner 1 - 2 dimes and a
nickel for the quarter.
Partner 1 trades again until he or she can
subtract the amount shown on the dice. To pay the bank, he or she
places the money in the Money Rolled Box for Partner 2 to take.
At the end of his turn, partner 1 states the
amount left on his game board. Partner two checks the total and
then takes his or her turn.
The first person to run out of money wins.