Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Counting Coins topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Trip to the Market

Take your child to a market and have him or her show the prices of different items that are under a dollar using coins. Then reverse the activity by giving your child a group of coins and having him or her find an item in the store that costs the same amount. Encourage your child to count out loud and use different strategies such as skip-counting, counting on, and grouping.

Give a Penny, Take a Penny

Give your child a large group of pennies. Then have him or her group them into fives, tens, or twenty-fives to practice grouping and skip-counting. Help him or her write an addition sentence to show the groups and find the total. You can repeat the activity using different groups of the same coins.

Filed as:  Counting Coins, K-3, Math, Money