Are you working on coin values? This free printable money memory game is just what you need! The game is very easy to prepare, so you can start counting coins with your students right away. My kids are always thrilled to work on math when it involves money, so this is a great way to work on addition. But you don’t have to tell the kids that!
Materials needed for the Free Printable Money Matching Game:
Scrapbook paper or card stock
Laminating Pouches (for durability)
To prep: Print the money matching game on the white side of the scrapbook paper (or on card stock), laminate and cut apart the cards.
Printing on scrapbook paper creates a fun back to the cards and make it so the kids can’t see through the cards to cheat. (Not that our little angels would do that!!)
To play: In case you haven’t played Memory before, you turn over two cards at the same time. If they match, you get to keep them and turn over another set of silly shapes to try again.
If they don’t match you turn them back over and it becomes the next person’s turn. Play continues until the cards have all been matched.
I recommend the students have a notebook with them, so that they can add the coins together there. Of course, we want to strive for them to do it in their heads, but if they are just starting to count coins, a notebook will be a big help.
Extension: Use the picture cards with toy money. Have the students figure out multiple ways to create the correct value of coins. Or give them a dollar for each item and have them make change.
You can pair this game up with our coin counting clip cards for more money practice.