This game is great for teaching young children to count in 10’s and units. I have used this game in teaching and the children love it. I have kept it simple by sticking to 10’s and 1’s, but you can use larger coins if you want and adapt according to the ability of the child.
Suitable for age 5 and above. You will need:
2 players – 2 children, or one adult, one child
At least 10, 10p coins, real or plastic
At least 10, 1p coins
Pencil and paper
A small bag or container to place the coins
How To Play
Put all the coins in the bag and take turns to take out a random number of coins. Count the coins and write down the amount. Replace the coins in the bag. Let the other player have a go and compare the amounts. The player with the most money wins the round. Continue for as many rounds as you like, but I recommend 10 at least.