Money, Money, Money

Recognising coins and making different money amounts

Challenges for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Can you find a 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coin?

Make rubbings of the different coins using a crayon.

Set up a shop or cafe.  Invite ‘customers’ to come to your shop.  (These could be your teddies!)  Make sure you give them change.

Find 10 one pence coins.  How many ways can you share them between two people?  3 people? 4 people?

Now do the same with 20p or with 10 ten pence pieces.

Can you make 1p, 2p, 3p, 4p, 5p ……..all the way to 20p?  Reception children may just want to use 1p pieces. Year 1 may want to use 1p, 2p,5p and 10p coins.  You may want to find more than one way to make each money amount.


There are lots of activities on Twinkl.  Search KS1 or EYFS money activities.