Coins Song/Poem

ObjectiveTo teach kids the different coins and their worth/value.
Description Kids Reading

Through this fun and catchy song/poem, children will keep to memory the different canadian coins.

Penny, penny,
Easily spent
Copper brown
and worth one cent.

Nickel, nickel,
Thick and fat,
You're worth five cents.
I know that.

Dime, dime,
Little and thin,
I remember,
You're worth ten.

Quarter, quarter
Big and bold,
You're worth twenty-five
I'm told!


You could say this rhyme with your kids while they jump rope. To add an extra challenge to the skipping game you could add the following to the end:

(child's name), (child's name) likes to save,

How much has she/he put away?

Then the children count how many times the player jumps the rope until they fall or can't jump any more.  They could also increase the speed for this part to make it more difficult.


Complete When

Mark this activity as complete when your child can repeat the rhyme and is beginning to recognize different coins and their values.

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Age Range 5    6   
Activity Type Song/Poem
Tags Money  Musical Intelligence 
Last ModifiedRobRob


Reference Reference Note  
A to Z Kids Stuff Coin Song : listed under heading song/poem

Questions or Comments

  1. EmmaHEmmaH says:

    Cute song- took a bit for the younger one's to memorize, but they enjoyed it nonetheless, and recalled what each coin was worth when asked later. I took out the half-dollar verse, as Canadian coins don't have them anymore.. instead I added a verse for loonies: Loonie, Loonie/ Colored Gold/ Worth One Dollar/ I've been told.

  2. CindyCindy says:

    From one Canuck to another I say smart thinking Emma! I will use that!

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