Teaching Money: “Coins in My Hands!” Song

Sometimes, the concept of money is difficult for children. Learning the values and representations on the different coins is not easy.  Sometimes, children just need a catchy tune, poem, or rap song to help them remember.  There’s a “cool” song to help remember the values of the coins, the presidents on the coins, and the representations on the back sides of the coins.  My students really enjoyed the song, “Coins in My Hands,” however, the version we used is no longer on YouTube.  There are other versions of it, though not as good as the one we used. There are also several other good coin songs on YouTube which my students enjoyed as well.

 

 

Teaching Money: “The Coin Song”

This song has a cool beat to it that kids like.  Here are some of the concepts taught through this song:

  • Values of a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, & dollar
  • How many pennies in a dollar
  • How many nickels in a dollar
  • How many dimes in a dollar
  • How many quarters in a dollar
  • How many dimes & nickels in a quarter
  • How many nickels in a dime
  • How many pennies in a dime
  • How many pennies in a nickel
  • Counting by fives
  • Counting by tens
  • Counting by twenty-fives