Fill the Piggy Bank – A Money Game for Kids

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My kids love to play with pretend coins in our dramatic play center. Whether it’s playing restaurant or ordering ice cream, it can be fun to play pretend with toy money! This Fill the Piggy Bank money game for kids is great for incorporating money into math centers as kids identify and count coins while matching them up with printable piggy banks!

This free money game for kids is a fun way to work on identifying and counting change!

Fill the Piggy Bank – A Money Game for Kids

To get ready to use these piggy bank cards, I printed them out and laminated them to keep them sturdy. After cutting the cards apart,  I grabbed our toy coins and set off to play our new math game with a small group!

I put a basket of coins on the table, but we quickly dumped them and spread them out so that we could see the coins. I love how this toy money is fairly accurate in showing what true coins look like.

This free money game for kids is a fun way to work on identifying and counting change!

We played this as a casual game where we took turns and all worked together to count the coins. Identifying and counting coins is not a required skill for my students, however this was a fun way to build on their interests, and a little challenge can be good for them!

You could make it a more competitive game by using sand timers and trying to “beat the clock” – which is super fun if you have students who like racing games!

The cards go up to 50 cents, which is a good fit for kids who are just learning to identify coins and perhaps count by 10s and 5s. If you have older students, you can try adding two piggy banks together and seeing what you get!

We grabbed a piggy bank and read the amount. 19 cents…. we could use 1 dime, 1 nickel, and 4 pennies! Oops – we accidentally forgot one! 

Grab Your Free Copy

Ready to count and add coins? Grab your toy money (or real too!) and download your free copy of the Fill the Piggy Bank game by clicking the large, blue download button at the very end of the post!

More Fun with Toy Money

Looking for more fun ways to play with toy money? Check out all of these ideas from some awesome kid bloggers!

Coin Counting Game from Still Playing School

Coin Preschool Letter Worksheets from Learning 2 Walk

Counting with Gold Coins from Line Upon Line Learning

Money Grid Game from School Time Snippets

Simple Coin Sorting Activity for Kids from Something 2 Offer

Gold in the Rainbow Discovery Bin from Play & Learn Everyday

Fill the Piggy Bank – A Money Game for Kids from The Kindergarten Connection

Teaching Kids How to Count Change with Money from Sugar Aunts

Design a Coin from Schooling a Monkey

Coin Flip Ten Frame Activity from Lalymom

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4 Comments

  1. How about a blank pig so I can write in different numbers? would last a lot longer. thanks for your hard work

    1. Hi Megan! So glad you are liking the piggy bank activity. Clip art terms of use do not allow me to provide the pig as a stand alone graphic, so unfortunately I am not able to provide a blank one for you. If you need some specific amounts though, feel free to shoot me an email or click the contact tab at the top of the page and I will see what I can do! 🙂

  2. Alex, what a fun game! My friend is a seasoned Kindergarten teacher and just a couple of years ago her school changed the standardized tests they use. She was shocked to see money on the Kindergarten test. She had never had to teach that to her little kiddos before. She knew HOW to but it just wasn’t on the radar. All prek and kindergarten teachers will LOVE this… moms and dads too.
    Pinned to use with my class. We play grocery store and now I will have coins for them to use!
    Sinea ♥

    1. Thanks so much Sinea! So glad you will be able to use these cards with your class. How fun to play grocery store with them! 🙂

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