Activity Guide - Learning Resources

Activity Guide - Learning Resources
LER 2977
Activity Guide
Contents: Vinyl mat, 2 foam cubes, 25 game cards, 28 game
markers
The Money Mat teaches money recognition, counting money,
adding money, and money values.
Equally as important, it promotes kinesthetic movement. Learning
and kinesthetic movement ensure that children will want to play
again and again. The activities provided in this set are just the
beginning of the mat’s many functions. The possibilities are
endless!
*We recommended that players wear socks when using the mat
to ensure its longevity.
Jump Around
Skills: coin and bill recognition
Number of players: whole class or small group
Game components: activity mat
Have players stand in a line to the left of the mat. Have the first
player in line start by standing on a penny and jump to each coin
and bill, in order of increasing value, up to the twenty-dollar bill.
When the first player is done, the next player can go. You may
wish to give each player 10 or 20 seconds to get through all the
coins and bills because the denominations are scattered in
multiple spots. Give all players a chance to jump around while
learning their coins and bills.
Matching Money
Skills: money recognition
Number of players: two players or small group
Game components: activity mat, cubes, game markers
For this game, one player or an adult should be the “roller.” He
or she will stand at the top of the mat and roll the cube for the
other players.
Decide which cube to use: the coin cube, the bill cube, or a
mixture of both.
Two players play at a time. Each player will use five game markers
of the same color. The roller will roll a cube, and the first person to
place a game marker on the coin or bill that it matches wins that
round. The winner will keep the game marker on the mat. Play
continues until one player has placed all game markers on the
mat. If a “free” is rolled, the roller can choose a coin or bill to call
out. Play again or have a different player challenge the winner.
An alternative way to play this game is for the players to call out
the name of the coin or bill before placing a marker on the mat.
Money Race
Skill: counting money
Number of players: small group, whole class
Game components: activity mat, cubes
All players stand in a line to the left of the mat. Lay the cubes to
the left of the line so that the players can easily grab a cube on
their turn. The player at the front of the line will roll the cubes
and determine the total amount. The player calls out the amount.
Then, he or she taps a foot on the coins or bills that equal that
amount, tags the next person, and moves to the end of the line.
The next player will now roll a cube. See how many players can
go in one minute or another specified amount of time. Try to
beat that amount the next time.
This game can be played with just one player as well.
Money on the Move
Skill: counting money
Number of players: two players, small group, whole class
Game components: activity mat, game cards (green side),
game markers
For this game, one player or an adult should be the “caller.” He
or she will stand at the top of the mat and call the amounts on
the cards.
Divide the players into two equal teams and have them form lines
on opposite ends of the mat, to the right and left. Lay the game
markers at the front of the lines. Each team selects a color for the
game. The players at the beginning of each line will compete to
put their game markers on the correct coins and bills that equal
the amount called.
For example: If the caller says $1.25, then players may place game
markers on a one dollar bill and a quarter.
The first player to place the game markers on the correct coins
and/or bills earns a point. Be sure to keep track of points earned
for each team. It is now the next player’s turn. Remove all
markers from play and call another amount. The first team that
reaches ten points wins.
There is no wrong way to find the correct amount, providing that
the total is accurate and all players agree.
Money Matters
Skill: counting money
Number of players: two players, small group, whole class
Game components: activity mat, game cards (white side),
game markers
For this game, one player or an adult should be the “caller.” He
or she will stand at the top of the mat and read the cards aloud.
This game can either be played with two teams (like Money on
the Move) or one large team (like Money Race).
Lay the game markers at the front of the line(s). Each team
selects a color for the game. The players at the beginning of each
line will compete to put their game markers on the correct coins
and bills that equal the amount called.
The white side of the card has a correct answer (below the
question) so the caller will know who is right.
For a dealer near you, call:
(847) 573-8400 (U.S. & Int’l )
(800) 222-3909 (U.S. & Canada)
+44 (0)1553 762276 (U.K. & Europe)
© Learning Resources, Inc., Vernon Hills, IL (U.S.A.)
Learning Resources Ltd., King’s Lynn, Norfolk (U.K.)
Please retain our address for future reference.
Made in China.
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