I’ve been teaching my 8-year-old how to count coins. As a fun way to practice this, I came up with this fun money war game. It was a blast and it really helped him compare different amounts of coins. I’m excited to share this free printable with you, too!
This game is super simple to play. Students will count the coins on each card and determine who has the greater amount. These are American coins and include the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter.
Money War Game Directions
- Divide the cards evenly into piles. Make sure the cards are face-down.
- At the same time, flip over the top card.
- Compare the amounts. The person with the higher amount of money wins and keeps the cards.
- If the two players have the same amount, you get to declare “war.” This means you set out three of your cards and flip over the fourth card on top. Whoever has the higher amount gets to keep all of the cards.
- The person with all the cards is the winner.
There are 48 cards in this game. If you want to print more cards, you can print multiples of the pages.
This game would be fun for kids to play in a math center or practice at home with parents and siblings.
You can download this free printable here —> Money War
Hope you have as much fun as we did!