Discussion in 'Kindergarten' started by AMK, Apr 12, 2007.
Apr 12, 2007
Anyone have any ideas for a money activity I could use with my class during center time?
I set up a grocery store using a cash register, empty boxes of food, etc, paper bags and a toy grocery cart. If you don't have a "cash register," a silverware tray works well. Is that what you had in mind?
Oh, and of course the play money! Even poker chips work. They count and sort by color. We have also made our own money and laminated or used the clear contact paper to cover it.
You could put different coins in a sock and when the kids put their hands in a pick one, they have to identify it by it's size and other attributes before pulling it out.
Another might be coin tic tac toe. I got this idea from the Mailbox Mag. The march issue I belive. The kids get a tic tac toe template with various coins already filled in. Then They again pick from a sock or bag and pull out a coin. They get to either "x" or "o" that coin on the paper depending on if they are either x's or o's.
The trick is to feel the coins without looking to pick the correct ones that will give them tic tac toe. I hope that makes sense.
Apr 14, 2007
I remember in the 4th grade we all ran busisnesses.
I oppened up a Casino. Teacher was hesitant to let be do this. But I hah won most of the other the kids money and I had to oppen a bank so people could get back in busisness. Plus my income dired up when my clients went bankrupt.
So it was fun.
To advanced for Kidnegarden, more then likely; but, couldn't help but remember the experience when I read about your money question. To advanced or am I underestimating?
I have only taught Kidnegarden once. Totall cool having a Pera/aid to keep me on track as a new sub.
I think she was shocked how high I got the kids to count by doing a team game.
I know I was suprized at how high they were able to count.
I split them into two teams. And they were permitted to help a peer. But the peer had to listen because like in baseball -- 3 strikes and the next team is up.