Money Activities and Info
Songs, Rhymes and Raps
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One a Penny MiniBook
http://www.marciaslessonlinks.com/One%20a%20Penny.pdf
Zwolle Elementary School Economics
http://www.sabine.k12.la.us/zes/economics/default.htm
An excellent list of links to activities and info!
Learning to Use American Money : An Online Program
http://arcytech.org/java/money/
Online US Coin Info
http://www.coe.uh.edu/archive/math/math_lessons/mathles3/index.htm
United States Mint
http://www.usmint.gov
http://www.usmint.gov/kids/index.cfm?flash=no
Bills and Coins Money Identifier Checklists for Children
http://www.printablechecklists.com/03/checklist149.shtml
Here is a chart of all the U.S. coins and currency with pictures
and a description of what is on both sides:
http://www.mistupid.com/currency/
Printable Coins from BryBack Manor
http://www.brybackmanor.org/dilite/diact77.html
Can you visualize a billion pennies?
http://www.kokogiak.com/megapenny/default.asp
In 2004 we will see 2 new nickels!
Read about it here.
The 50 State Quarters Program Lesson Plans
Printable Pages for K1
All Lessons for K1 23 46
Picture of a $100 Bill
http://www.wakotafcu.org/What_s_New/36_Month_Certificate_of_Deposi/100dollars.jpg
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Coin Order
Tune: Ten Little Indians
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Put them in that order.
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The Money Song
Tune: Itsy, Bitsy Spider
1 cent is a penny,
10 cents is a dime,
5 cents is a nickel,
Now you know that I'm...
learning about the money,
and which coin is which.
Don't forget the quarter
It's worth 25 cents!
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Dr. Jean's Money Song
Tune: Shortnin' Bread
Chorus:
I like money to buy things at the store.
Money, money, money, I always want more!
A penny's worth one cent.
A nickel's worth five.
A dime's worth ten cents.
A quarter's twentyfive.
Chorus
Lincoln's on one cent.
Jefferson's on five.
Roosevelt's on ten cents.
Washington's on twentyfive.
Chorus
A building's on one cent.
A building's on five.
A torch is on ten cents.
An eagle's on twentyfive.
Chorus
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The Money Rap
Well, I know a song
It's really kind of funny
It's all about coins
And learning to count money.
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Now a penny means one (hold out 1 finger)
And a nickel means five (hold out 5 fingers)
Dimes are worth ten (hold out 10 fingers)
And quarters twenty five (flash... 10 twice & then 5)
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Five pennies in a nickel
(hold out 1 hand fingers stretched)
Two nickels in a dime
(hold out 2 fingers)
Five nickels in a quarter
(hold out 1 hand  fingers stretched)
You'll know it every time!
(using both hands do a downward motion)
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Yeah!!!
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Coin Combinations
5 pennies make a nickel
2 nickels make a dime
2 dimes and a nickel
Make a quarter every time.
4 quarters make a dollar
and that is quite a lot.
And a dollar in my pocket
is exactly what I've got.
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Money Poems
From Mailbox Magazine
See the shiny penny, brown as it can be.
Showing Abraham Lincoln for all of us to see.
He had a bushy beard, and a tall, black hat.
A penny's worth one cent, how about that.
Thomas Jefferson will be found.
On a nickel, shiny, smooth, and round.
His home, Monticello, is on the other side.
A nickel's worth five cents, say it with pride.
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Three Little Nickels
A Fingerplay
Three little nickels in a pocketbook new,
(hold up three fingers)
One bought a peppermint, and then there were two,
(bend down one finger)
Two little nickels before the day was done,
One bought an ice cream cone, and then there was one
(bend down another finger)
One little nickel I heard it plainly say,
"I'm going into the piggy bank for a rainy day!"
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Three Shiny Quarters
fingerplay adapted from "Three Little Nickels"
Three shiny quarters in a pocketbook new
(Hold up three fingers)
One bought a gumball, then there were two
(Bend down one finger)
Two shiny quarters, before the day was done
One bought a sticker, then there was one.
(Bend down another finger)
One little quarter, I heard it plainly say,
"I'm going in the piggy bank for a rainy day!"
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This is a song by Greg and Steve:
One penny, is just a penny
Five pennies, make a nickel
Ten pennies, make a dime
Twentyfive pennies, make a quarter
Fifty pennies, make a half dollar
One hundred pennies, make a dollar
One dollar is what I am saving in my Piggy Bank!
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Quarter Poem
Have you heard of the bubble gum song?
The chorus is "Oompa, oompa bubble gum
Oompa, oompa bubble gum"
1. My mommy gave me a penny
she told me to buy a jenny (a mule)
but I didn't buy a jenny
instead, I bought bubble gum.
Chorus
2. nickelpickle
3. dimelime
4. quarterporter (porter house steak)
5. dollarcollar
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Tune: First two lines of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Penny, penny, easily spent
Copper brown and worth 1 cent.
Nickel, nickel, thick and fat,
You're worth 5 cents, I know that!
Dime, dime, little and thin,
I remember, you're worth 10.
Quarter, quarter, big and bold,
You're worth 25 cents I'm told.
Halfadollar, halfadollar, giant size,
50 cents to buy some fries.
Dollar, dollar, green and long,
Worth 100 cents, you can't go wrong!!!
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Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters,
Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
A penny's worth one,
A nickel's worth five,
A dime's worth ten,
And a quarter's worth twentyfive.
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Tune: Oh My Darlin'
Found a penny,
Found a penny,
Found a penny just now.
Just now I found a penny.
Found a penny just now.
It's worth 1 cent.
It's worth 1 cent.
It's worth 1 cent just now.
Just now, it's work 1 cent.
It's worth 1 cent just now.
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Ten Little Pennies
Tune: Ten Little Indians
By Martha Hopkins and Donna Wright
Verse 1:
(Put ten pennies on the overhead projector
and have the students count them and then sing this verse.)
One little, two little, three little pennies,
Four little, five little, six little pennies,
Seven little, eight little, nine little pennies,
Ten pennies make one dime.
Verse 2:
(Put ten dimes on the overhead projector and have the students count them by
tens and then by ones to see that they add up to a dollar, then sing this verse.)
One little, two little, three little dimes,
Four little, five little, six little dimes,
Seven little, eight little, nine little dimes,
Ten dimes make one dollar.
Verse 3:
(Put twenty nickels on the overhead projector and have the students
count them by fives to see that they add up to a dollar. Then group the
nickels in two and count each pair by tens. Then sing this verse.)
Two little, four little, six little nickels,
Eight little, ten little, twelve little nickels,
Fourteen, sixteen, eighteen nickels,
Twenty nickels make one dollar.
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The Dollar Song
Tune: Ten Little Indians
From Creative Teaching Presstheme100
One little, two little, three little dimes,
Four little, five little, six little dimes,
Seven little, eight little, nine little dimes,
Ten dimes make 100 cents.
Two little, four little, six little nickels,
Eight little, ten little, twelve little nickels,
Fourteen little, sixteen little, eighteen little nickels,
Twenty nickels make 100 cents.
Ten little, twenty little, thirty little pennies,
Forty little, fifty little, sixty little pennies,
Seventy little, eighty little, ninety little pennies,
100 pennies make 100 cents.
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Penny, Nickel, Dime
Tune: Frere Jacques
written by Linda Farris
Penny, nickel, dime.
Penny, nickel, dime.
Quarter, half dollar.
Quarter, half dollar.
Penny, nickel, dime.
Penny, nickel, dime,
Quarter, half dollar.
Quarter, half dollar.
One, five, ten.
One, five, ten.
Twentyfive, fifty.
Twentyfive, fifty.
One, five, ten.
One, five, ten.
Twentyfive, fifty.
Twentyfive, fifty.
Hint: Point to pictures of the coins as you sing the song.
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Laminate a big pink pig and put a clear pocket on her belly. Each day of the month we add a large penny (2" square with a penny on it) to the belly. When we get five, we trade them in for a nickel. Then we add more pennies until we get to 10 and trade in the pennies again. After we traded in the pennies, we had 2 nickels, and traded them in for one dime. You can start all over every month so the children can practice the values to 31 cents or keep adding depending on what you are emphasizing.
How do you feel about learning with music? Do you have an idea to share?
