Teach your Kids About …. Canadian Money

Whether you are piecing together your own curriculum, adding to the curriculum you are already choosing, or are just looking for some materials to help teach your kids about Canadian money, there are tons of excellent resources out there to use.

Teach Your Kids About Canadian Money

One of the first things to do is teach your children to recognize the faces of various coins and then to connect those coins with their value. Fun ways to do this is through play. You can use real coins, paper sample coins that you cut out yourself, or play money.

Money Manipulatives

Once your child is familiar with each coin and their value, the next step is to understand how they add up together and subtraction for change.  Setting up a mini-store so your child can use money first hand is a great way for them experience handling money. Price things within whatever total limit you want and get them to “buy” stuff. For example, if you are working on only using dimes, nickels, and pennies – keep the prices under 20 cents for their purchases.

It can also be handy to teach our kids about the fact that we no longer use pennies at stores. Learning how to round up or down is an important skill for our young shoppers.

Games & Activities

  • Count Your Coins – from Primary Teaching Resources. Game for two players to add up their coins and see who has the most money.
  • Pirate Money Slap-It Game – from Emmy Mac Shop. Card game that you print out and call out money values while students try to find the matching coin cards.
  • Canadian Money Dominoes – from Mandie Rose. Printable game of dominoes where you match denomination with coin.
  • Race for a Dollar – from C Taylor. Board game to practice coin value and adding.

Online Games & Practice

  • IXL.ca – review questions and exercises based on money for all grades
  • Canadian Currency for Kids – a visual reference of each Canadian coin and bill from a penny to $100.
  • Money Master – choose Canadian Currency and level of difficulty, then drag the coins into the box to create the requested total.

Videos

Worksheets and activity pages offer opportunities to practice using money in a variety of ways and scenarios without having to set things up.

Examples of Canadian Money Worksheets


Workbooks

Worksheets

Want to know more about money in the past? This can be a fun activity to show kids how things have changed over time.

History of Coins

7 thoughts on “Teach your Kids About …. Canadian Money”

  1. What a great list! It’s always so much more difficult to find resources when you’re using Canadian money. Will be checking out many of these. 🙂

  2. Bekki@ a better way to homeschool

    This will make a fun project for summer!
    We live in America and I find my kids are facinated with “foreign money”.

  3. Kate with Sofia

    My sister just did not know about Canadian money. I’m gonna have these worksheets for you to read and study about the Canadian coins and dollars. Thank you!

  4. My sister just did not know about Canadian money. I’m gonna have these worksheets for you to read and study about the Canadian coins and dollars. Thank you!

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