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.
Category Archives: Money
Teaching Money: Coin Songs
I have used several different money songs that my students enjoyed and that helped them remember the values of the coins. Some of the songs I used in the past are not available online in 2020. However, the Sesame Street Songs are still online.
Here are some other videos for teaching about money:

The Money Song  Penny, Nickel, Dime, Quarter by Jack Hartmann

Learn to Name and Count U.S. Coins by Rock ‘N Learn
These are some of the concepts that can be taught through money songs:
 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 twentyfives
Teaching Money: The “Elmo Counting Coins” Song
The “Elmo Counting Coins” is a fun song for kids. My students enjoyed this song a lot and would sing along with it. This catchy song teaches the values of these coins:
 Penny
 Nickel
 Dime
 Quarter