I was clicking through the freebies on Classroom Freebies yesterday, and stumbled upon a great math game at Hands On Happiness along with some free coin anchor charts. The game is called Bank and it's a fun way to practice coin recognition. I started out by hot gluing plastic coins to tongue depressors; make sure that you put some heads up, and others tails up. I made about 15 of each coin. You also want to label 10 sticks with the word BANK.
I put the sticks, coin side down, in a container. I labeled the container with directions because if I don't I will forget what they are for!!
To play, the first student pulls a stick. They need to say the name of the coin and the amount. If they get it right, they keep the coin. If they are wrong, talk about what it is, and put it back in the container. If they pull a BANK stick, they have to put all of their coin sticks back in the container. The player who has the most money at the end of the game wins. My kids had great fun, especially when someone would get a BANK stick! We played it small group so it was a great way for me to see specifically who was still struggling, and what coins they were struggling with. Thanks Hands On Happiness!