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Money War – Coins

We’ve sorted coins, found out how many are in a dollar, and now we are playing Money War!
money war

How to Play:
*Start with the same coins in two different cups (one cup for each player). The coins we used for each player are pictured above (totally random).
*Then play the game just like war. Without looking, pick a coin from your cup and put it on the table. Whoever has the highest valued coin gets to keep both coins. Continue and keep refilling your cup with the coins you collect.
*When you collect all of the coins, you win!

money war
I noticed a few things while we played this game. Although B doesn’t automatically know the value of each coin, he quickly found out that the quarter always wins and would feel around in his cup for them. I never said a word about it because I thought he was really being a good thinker. =)

It might be helpful to have a chart for your child to look at with the value next to each coin or with the coins in order from least to greatest.

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3 Comments

  • Reply EBeauty03

    What a GREAT idea! I love it!

    September 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Cora Rules

    This is a fabulous idea!! I love it!

    September 6, 2011 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Shoregirl

    This is a great idea!!! I think I’ll use it as an extra fun thing one day next week!

    September 7, 2011 at 10:24 pm
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