Overview: When learning how to count money, students generally begin by learning the value of a penny. Learning how to count with pennies is a great way to introduce children to the American money system. The penny is the most recognizable of all the US coins and its value makes it easy for young students to count. The following worksheets offer opportunities for students to learn about the images on the penny, practice counting pennies, and practice writing money amounts. Students will also be able to create an enlarged coin to collect and refer to as they learn the other US coins (nickel, dime, and quarter).
Recommended Grade Level(s): Kindergarten, First, Second *Grade level will vary with each worksheet
Penny Information Sheet with Lincoln Memorial--Full-color penny, labeled with name, heads and tails, and value written three ways. This page also gives a short description of the images on each side of the coin.
Penny Information Sheet with Union Shield--Full-color penny, labeled with name, heads and tails, and value written three ways. This page also gives a short description of the images on each side of the coin.
Make-a-Penny Coloring Page--Coloring page with enlarged penny for students to color, cut, and glue backsides together. Two coins per page.
Penny Count-and-Write Worksheet--A penny page that features practice counting penny amounts and then writing the value in words and numbers.
Penny Count-and-Match--This penny worksheet asks students to count the pennies and draw a line to match the value in words and match the value written in cents. Students will then trace the words and money amounts.
Penny Count-and-Match Items Worksheet--A penny worksheet in which students will count pennies, draw a line to the money amount that matches, trace the money amounts and item names, and color.
Common Core Standards:
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?