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1st Grade Counting Money Activities for Counting Coins and Financial Literacy


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Do your students struggle with counting coins? This pack of counting money lesson plans is filled with hands-on engagement, interactive notebook activities and money worksheets! These PRINT & GO lesson plans will help you teach your students strategies for counting coins and financial literacy.

This 1st grade guided math money and financial literacy unit comes with 15  done-for-you lesson plans to introduce and reinforce money skills. It includes counting coins up to one dollar and personal financial literacy.

These counting money lesson plans follow a guided math format that includes:

  • a warm up
  • mini whole group lesson
  • independent practice
  • small group ideas for you to use in your classroom!

Not only are these money worksheets and activities perfect for math centers that can be used all year long, but they are the perfect building blocks for learning all about money and financial literacy! You will not find lots of worksheets in this unit, but rather, more collaborative activities that will engage students in their work!

❤️This is a fully comprehensive 1st grade guided math unit. It includes everything from pre and post assessments to vocabulary posters, interactive notebook activities to games. Best of all, center direction and recording pages are included along with answer keys! All of these money worksheets and activities for 1st grade come in color and black and white.

Here are the counting money & counting coin activities that you will get with this unit:

✅ Vocabulary Posters

✅ Anchor Chart

✅ Money and Financial Literacy Games

✅ Pre-Assessments

✅ Lesson Plans

✅ Higher Order Thinking Questions

✅ PowerPoints

Each activity is aligned to the TEKS and CCS standards. Please note that this is for US currency ONLY.

Check out the lesson plans included and the money skills they cover:

  • Day 1: Identifying Coins
  • Day 2: Identifying Coins
  • Day 3: Nickels and Pennies
  • Day 4: Dimes, Nickels, and Pennies
  • Day 5: Dimes, Nickels, and Pennies
  • Day 6: Counting Mixed Coins
  • Day 7: Ways to Make the Same Value
  • Day 8: Counting Coins to $1.00
  • Day 9: Money Review
  • Day 10: Assessment
  • Day 11: Goods and Services, Wants and Needs
  • Day 12: Ways to Make Income
  • Day 13: Spending versus Saving
  • Day 14: Charitable Giving
  • Day 15: Financial Literacy Assessment

✅ If you have any questions about this unit please let me know and I’ll be glad to help. Click on the preview to get a closer look!


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